20 Foods That Help Fight Anxiety

You’ve probably already heard that what you eat determines your health, which is one of the reasons mom has always told you to eat your vegetables. There are many great components in many of the foods you eat, not only the vegetables, that can help fight illnesses of all kinds, even mental issues. You may think that the only way to help your anxiety is through medication, but you’d be wrong. In fact, you might be surprised to know that there are many foods containing great vitamins and nutrients that can help you fight anxiety, without medication. You should talk to your doctor before you stop any prescribed medications, though.


Whether or not you are a fan of fresh asparagus, you should add this super healthy vegetable to your regular diet. It tastes great sauteed in butter with some fresh garlic (also found on this list). Asparagus contains vitamin B and folic acid, which are both great for fighting anxiety. Vitamin B can also give you more energy!


Seaweed is high in tryptophan, the same stuff in turkey, which helps you get and stay calm. It also is high in magnesium and is great for overall health.

Green Tea

Green tea contains the calming powers of L-theanine, which has been proven to help people with anxiety issues.

Grass-fed Beef

Most healthy eating articles will tell you to avoid red meat, but not all red meat is bad for you. Grass-fed beef is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help your brain and keep down anxiety levels.

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