Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Do you have Anxiety?

By Lisa VanWilliams

Eating the right food can help relieve the tension.  Whole grain bread is a complex carbohydrate and it helps produce serotonin which is our "feel good" calming neurotransmitter. Energy is created by whole grains and it also helps to reduce hunger because it takes longer to break down which is important in regulating anxiety.  Anxiety can also be called by a lack of magnesium and whole grain provides a much better source. A whole grain slice of bread can contain 24mg of magnesium whereas white bread has roughly 8mg.

What are some whole grains foods?

  • Quinoa
  • Corn (popcorn and cornmeal included!)
  • Buckwheat
  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Amaranth
  • Rye
  • Oats
  • Brown Rice
  • Wild Rice
  • Millet

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