Social Anxiety Disorder: Plant-Based Diet and How it Affects Social Anxiety Disorder
Our gut health plays a huge part in how we feel. What we eat correlates to how we feel. In this video, a girl will share her story on how she used to suffer with anxiety and how changing her diet to a plant based one changed her life for the better.
I personally have social anxiety disorder and although I haven’t completely switched to a plant based lifestyle, I mostly eat fruits and vegetables over anything else and can honestly say it has changed my mood and lessened my anxiety.
Eat a healthy, plant-based diet. If your body chemistry is off, chances are your brain chemistry is, as well. Not only that, but when you physically feel terrible, it can negatively affect your emotional state. Eating a plant-based diet like the one I outline in The Beauty Detox Solution will help you create the ideal environment in your body for vibrant good health. Additionally, the diet offers foods for energy that can help combat other problems that may lead to anxiety or depression, including exhaustion, body aches, and excess weight.
Cut out the chemicals and eat organic. Human beings were not meant to eat all of the chemicals we consume in the form of additives, preservatives, artificial flavorings, and artificial colorings. All of these ingredients increase toxicity in our bodies, which can affect both mental and physical health.
Choose hormone-free foods. If you’re consuming dairy, eggs, or animal proteins, then chances are you’re also consuming the hormones and antibiotics ranchers use to increase growth, improve milk production, and keep the animals from getting sick. Hormonal imbalances can significantly affect mental health, so avoiding foods that are likely to contain them can help you avoid this problem.
Avoid caffeine and sugar. These stimulants may give you a little kick of energy to start, but they ultimately deplete serotonin, which is a necessary “feel good” brain chemical.
Eat a varied diet of brightly colored fruits and vegetables. Vitamin deficiencies can lead to stress, tension, depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. By selecting a variety of colorful plant foods, you can ensure you are getting the vitamins and minerals you need for optimal mental and physical health.
Eat healthy fats. With such an emphasis on “fat-free” and “low-fat” in Western food culture, many people fail to realize that fat plays an important role in our bodies. It assists in the absorption of fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Fatty acids also play a significant role in brain health. In fact, a 2007 study showed just how important fatty acids were when researchers showed a link between Omega-3 fatty acids and protection against Parkinson’s disease.
Support your thyroid. Low thyroid function is linked to depression, while high thyroid function is linked to anxiety. Providing thyroid support is essential for maintaining good health. Coconut oil, almonds, Brazil nuts, and sea vegetables all contain nutrients that support thyroid health.
If you suffer from depression or anxiety, there are natural steps you can take. Following a plant-based diet and ensuring adequate intake of Omega-3 fats, vitamins, and minerals may just put you on the path to better mental health.
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