We have just got over from the exam fever, and the 10th and 12th results will be out this month. It is but natural for parents and students to suffer anxiety pangs. We often suffer from acidity due to stress. At these times, when our stress level is high, we need to particularly take care of our diet. Let us learn about the foods that we must avoid and must have to calm anxiety. A few beneficial things which all of us need to take care of, as suggested by my doctor, are:
- Intake of oil-free and less spicy food;
- Eating in small quantities and small intervals;
- Intake of Bananas is very beneficial;
- Sago boiled in water with small quantity of milk and sugar is the best antacid. This can be eaten three to four times in a day which helps in bringing down the acid secretion level.
- Eat protein at breakfast, so one has the energy and the blood glucose level stays steady.
- Limit or avoid alcohol and caffeine, which causes anxiety after eating. Both affect your sleep and cause edginess.
- Stay hydrated. Dehydration can cause mood changes.
One should try to include the following items in one’s diet to battle anxiety.
- Omega 3 fatty acids, found in Salmon, flax seeds, walnuts and chia seeds.
- Probiotics supplements like yoghurts
- Quinoa releases carbohydrates slowly keeping your energy level steady.
- Avocados are rich in stress relieving B vitamins and magnesium.
- Pumpkin seeds help in calming and carries happiness inducing hormone.
Now that we have a fair idea of what’s good to have and avoid in our diet to avoid the anxiety pangs, let me share with you a recipe that really works.
A One Pot Meal to combat Anxiety
- 150 gm Quinoa
- 1 large Avocado
- 100 gm Rocket
- 2 tbsp. Cold Pressed Sesame Oil
- 1 tsp freshly grate Ginger
- 1 tbsp. Water
- 1 tbsp. Sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp. Pumpkin seeds
- 1 Lime
Wash the Quinoa in a sieve and place in a pot with 500 ml of water and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and then let it simmer for 12-15 minutes until the water evaporates and the Quinoa is cooked through. Fluff with your fork and leave to the side.
Cut the avocado into slithers. Place the rocket and avocado equally in two bowls.
Whisk the sesame oil, grated ginger and lime juice. Add the quinoa to the veggies and pour over the dressing.
Top with pumpkin and sesame seeds to serve.
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