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8 Foods That Will Make You Less Anxious

When you're feeling anxious, reach for the guacamole.

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1. Delicious avocodos

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Avocados are loaded with B vitamins, which aid in healthy nerves and brain cells. It's theorized that a lack of vitamin B can trigger anxiety.

(::: Buys guacamole and is so happy about life :::)

2. Green tea

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Even though caffeine can increase anxiety, a study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that the amino acid L-theanine, found in green tea, helps the brain produce more seratonin and may reduce anxiety symptoms.

4. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids

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A 2008 study found that omega-3s help reduce inflammation in the brain and ease anxiety. So load up on yummy omega-3-rich foods like walnuts, flax seeds, sardines, salmon, and cauliflower.

8. Whole wheat grains (READ: carbs)

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That's right! Carbohydrates release seratonin, which will boost your mood and reduce anxiety. Just go for the whole wheat, which will take more time to process and release feel good seratonin over a longer period of time.

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