You might find some of the best anxiety cures right in your pantry.
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<em>Last week, expert nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot revealed the <a href="http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/stress-relieving-foods">10 best foods to help you beat anxiety</a>. Which key vitamins, minerals and nutrients are responsible for bringing your blood pressure and stress levels down? Read on to find out.</em>
No man is a stranger to stress, but that sweaty-palm, heart-pouding feeling can take its toll on your health and relationships. The good news is you may be able to eat your way calmer. Holistic nutritionist Andrea Donsky offers four essential nutrients that are scientifically proven to ease anxiety. The next time you're feeling overwhelmed, back away from the fries and add foods with these nutrients to your plate.
<h3><font color="red" font family="Arial">B Vitamins</font></h3>
B vitamins help combat the effects of stress by keeping your brain running smoothly and your energy high. Look for B vitamins in dark leafy greens, cheese, pork, beef, eggs, liver, chicken, and whole-grains.
<h3><font color="red" font family="Arial">Omega-3 Fatty Acids</font></h3>
Omega 3s help fight anxiety, and low levels of this fatty acid have been linked to greater odds of depression. They're also key for optimum brain and heart health. Mackerel, sardines, herring, anchovies, and salmon are all packed with them. Walnuts and chia seeds are also good sources.
<h3><font color="red" font family="Arial">Magnesium</font></h3>
This antistress mineral helps relax tight muscles to help relieve tension in the body. Load up on it with spinach, black beans, halibut, pumpkin seeds, oat bran, almonds, cashews, and tomato paste.
<h3><font color="red" font family="Arial">L-Tryptophan</font></h3>
This amino acid is synonymous with relaxation. Once eaten, tryptophan converts to serotonin, a “feel-good” chemical that's released in your brain. You’ll find it in turkey, eggs, bananas, yogurt, fish, chicken, cheese, and lentils.