It can be so severe that it actually causes physical symptoms such as a racing heart, headaches and stomach pains.
According to beyond blue, over two million Australians experience anxiety, with the number scarily increasing every year.
The positive is, there are so many natural foods and food groups that have strong anti-anxiety or stress reducing properties. There are also foods that should be avoided if you’re feeling anxious.
To help combat the symptoms of anxiety naturally, try embracing the following foods and food groups:
Protein is the very first food group that should be introduced into your eating plan, in an attempt to reduce stress.
Amino acids are needed as they are the structural building blocks to many proteins including hormones and neurotransmitters such as serotonin.
Serotonin is known as the happy hormone, and higher levels of serotonin are known for improved mood and brain cognition, while lower levels are associated with depression and anxiety.