Unleashing your inner zen and calming anxiety often goes beyond establishing daily calming rituals — it also involves looking at the foods we eat. While some foods may trigger anxiety, others have been shown to offer some pretty impressive calming benefits.
Ahead, I share my top four favorite foods to feed your calm, all while nourishing your body.
4 Foods to Unleash Your Inner Zen & Calm Anxiety
#1 Raw Cacao
I’m giving you one good reason to get that daily chocolate fix (the healthy way, of course). In studies, raw cacao has demonstrated cognitive benefits as well as the potential to help lower the risk of depression.
But, heads up — not all chocolate is created equal, and the sugary chocolate bars at the checkout line won’t suffice. These studies are talking about dark chocolate and you’ll want to steer clear of the sugary varieties.
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While we often talk about turmeric when it comes to inflammation, studies also show that it may hold some impressive calming and anti-anxiety benefits as well. Some research even suggests that it may help ease symptoms of depression as well, giving us more exciting reasons to enjoy this powerful superfood.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that research suggests may help combat stress and ease anxiety. It’s often found in tea and supplement form, but you can get a potent dose of this stress-busting herb in our Golden Superfood Bliss blend. Try sipping on a daily mug as part of your calming evening ritual.
#4 Probiotic-Rich Foods
Research suggests that regulating gut bacteria may play a key role in helping reduce anxiety. This gives us yet another reason to make supporting healthy gut bacteria a priority.
Some great ways to give your gut a boost of beneficial bacteria is by enjoying probiotic-rich foods like:
- Plain Greek yogurt
Supplementing with a high-quality probiotic is another easy and convenient way to help support a healthy gut — check out our Earth Echo Probiotic, made with 12 active super-strains to help give your gut a boost.
Find Your Inner Calm With Nutritious Food Choices
Use the power of nutrition to not only supply your body with the nutrients it needs to thrive, but to help unleash that inner sense of calm that’s just waiting to come out.
Ready to feed your calm? Check out our products at Earth Echo like our Earth Echo Probiotic (to nourish a healthy gut), Cacao Bliss (to help unlock your bliss molecule), and Golden Superfood Bliss (to help tame cravings & fight stress). Nutrition may prove to be the tool you need to unleash your inner zen.
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