Eat to Beat Anxiety
Feeling anxious? Let food be your medicine. There are many plant-based foods that provide the healing properties your brain and body need to cope and even more importantly, prevent anxiety. In today's busy world, especially in big cities like New York, and Washington D.C., life can get pretty crazy. Today we’d like to highlight a few of our favorite healthy foods that we use in many of our dishes that have healing properties.
Blueberries - Blueberries are more than just delicious, they are also nutrient-dense and their health benefits are off the charts! Known as a great brain-food, blueberries are rich in a variety of phytonutrient antioxidants as well as vitamin C, which are responsible for regulating and preventing spikes in cortisol levels and therefore, reducing anxiety. Menu Items: FIT, Iron Berry, Wellness Warrior, Maca Berry Bowl, PRO Bowl, Antioxidant Bowl
Maca - Used by Peruvians for thousands of years, Maca aids in the function of your endocrine glands which have a direct connection to mood. Maca powder is a “magical” superfood and brain-food that helps our bodies adapt to outside stressors. This all-powerful ingredient not only contributes to our overall well-being but also calms our nerves. Menu items: Maca Berry & Optional Add-in Booster
Dark Chocolate - Chocolate lovers unite! Studies have shown that a magnesium deficiency may contribute to mental health problems. The answer? Eat more dark chocolate! That’s right, dark chocolate has high levels of magnesium and so with each bite you are helping regulate your nervous system, which assists in preventing anxiety. Menu Items: Cacao Pow, Coffee Date, Cacao Power, Reishi Cacao Latte, Mocha Latte
Turmeric - Commonly known for its anti-inflammatory properties, studies show that turmeric is also an effective option for improving anxiety disorders. The antioxidants have a neuroprotective quality that help enhance mood while also lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol and providing cognitive benefits. Menu Items: Turmerango, Golden Root, Turmeric Shot
Note: Always consult your healthcare provider regarding any anxiety disorders you may have. The above information are strictly recommendations and should not take the place of your provider's advice.