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Neurologist provided a list of beneficial foods to calm down

Neurologist provided a list of beneficial foods to calm down What foods can help calm the brain (collage: RBC-Ukraine)

Calming down when you are hit by anxiety or tension is not an easy task. Overcoming stress and tension through food is certainly not possible. However, you can indeed help your body return to normal using certain rules and products.

Which specific products will help you calm down, according to the post by neurologist and psychotherapist Anna Cherednychenko.

The specialist warned that there are no quick recipes for mental health. And it takes a lot of effort. But there are methods of calming.

What the brain likes

  1. A regular eating schedule

  2. Plenty of water

  3. Complex carbohydrates: Whole grain cereals are necessary for serotonin synthesis

  4. Protein: Best from turkey meat, soy products, and cheese as a source of calming tryptophan

  5. Vitamins from the B, C, E, D, and A groups. You can find them in cheese, spinach, cabbage, citrus fruits, and carrots. It's important to regularly take vitamin D in pills. The rest should only be taken under a doctor's prescription

  6. Minerals: Magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, calcium, and iodine. To get these, eat beans, flax seeds, pumpkin, seaweed, and walnuts

  7. Polyunsaturated fatty acids: Seafood like mackerel, herring, salmon, and trout. If necessary, you can also take Omega-3 supplements.

What irritates our brain

  1. Fast carbohydrates: sweets, fruit juices, sugary beverages - increase the chances of depression by 50%

  2. Alcohol

  3. Aspartame, a sugar substitute found in beverages with 0% sugar, can trigger panic attacks

  4. French fries and most deep-fried foods - increase the risk of depression by 12%, especially in men.

This material is for informational purposes only and should not be used for medical diagnosis or self-treatment. Our goal is to provide readers with accurate information about symptoms, causes, and methods of detecting diseases. RBС-Ukraine is not responsible for any diagnoses that readers may make based on materials from the resource. We do not recommend self-treatment and advise consulting a doctor in case of any health concerns.