Eating More Greens Can Help Relieve Your Anxiety

by Karina Assad

Symptoms of anxiety occurs for countless different reasons, but watching what you eat can help curb and control the overwhelming sensation. Looking at the human body, and various studies, our advice is to battle your anxiety with more greens...and much less sugar. 

Sugar Can Worsen Your Anxiety

Studies have shown that sugar can worsen anxiety, especially for those who are prone to panic attacks. Sugar can cause blurry vision, difficulty concentrating, and exhaustion. These symptoms can make a person feel more prone to danger and cause more panic attacks. (To learn more about hidden sugars check out Z Living’s Eating Healthy 101: How to Spot Hidden Sugars). 

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Why Can Greens Help Relieve Your Anxiety?

Since greens contain little to no sugar, they don't present a risk of provoking anxiety. Vegetables also offer a number of vitamins with various healing properties: 

Vitamins Found in Spinach & Kale:


Magnesium helps calm the nervous system and assist in diminishing the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Some psychological studies show that people with a magnesium deficiency have an increased sensitivity to noise, nervousness, irritability, mental depression, confusion, twitching, trembling, apprehension, and insomnia.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a natural mood elevator that can ease stress and anxiety, especially for those diagnosed with diabetes. Vitamin C also organically transports blood through the body making it a valuable tool for our metabolism.

Vitamin D

People who have a Vitamin D deficiency are prone to suffer from depression. Depression and anxiety are similar disorders, but distinctly different; however, they often can occur together or off-set each other. Vitamin D can help soothe the symptoms of both disorders.

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E helps bring oxygen to the brain. This action is very helpful for those with panic attacks and anxiety, because it brings a sense of clarity and calmness.

Watch on Z Living, Now Eat This!, renowned chef Rocco DiSpirito challenges people to eat healthy by arming them with nutritious recipes and ingredients and giving instruction on proper ways to prepare the meals.

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