5 Ways to Ease Anxiety

by | Sep 18, 2019 | Stress & Anxiety

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People are struggling, our modern lives are chaotic and provide little respite from the continuous trap of “busyness”.

But there are natural remedies that can help you restore your inner calm.

 1. Drink Chamomile Tea

This her helps reduce tension in the body and is full of antioxidants. I would advise avoiding it before bed though, as it is a diuretic and may disrupt your sleep by causing midnight bathroom visits.

2. Increase your B Vitamins

Found in chicken, fish and eggs, the B Vitamins stimulate serotonin, our happy hormone and boost immunity. Perfect combination.

3. Add Some Ashwagandha to your Smoothie

This wonderful herb reduces cortisol and stress, stabilises moods and helps with sleep. My favourite anti-anxiety smoothie recipe is below.

4. Consume Magnesium

Found in nuts, seeds, avocados and dark chocolate, it helps calm the nervous system and assists with relaxing muscles.

5. Optimise your Vitamin D

Just 20 minutes of sunshine a day can improve mood and sleep. Step outside each day and stroll in the fresh air. Breathe deeply.

 

Anti-Anxiety Smoothie Recipe

For centuries Ashwagandha has been used to help people with anxiety, insomnia, insulin resistance, arthritis and poor reproductive health, amongst other things. Here is how you can incorporate it into your life:

1 frozen banana
½ cup frozen organic blueberries
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
¼ cup raw almond butter
1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
1 tbsp high quality ashwagandha powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder

Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately.

 

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