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by Hannah Whittenly, The Health Advocate

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Anxiety has been called an epidemic of the modern world with Millennials among the generations reporting increasing cases of social issues. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports around 40 million adults in the U.S. Have been diagnosed with anxiety disorders with less than 37 percent choosing to seek treatment. A range of foods and supplements are being explored by those wishing to turn away from traditional pharmaceutical treatment options.


One of the best-known superfoods of the 21st-century, avocado has a long history of helping those who suffer from and anxiety and stress disorders. Among the reasons why avocado has become linked to success in treating anxiety disorders is the fact, it is high in the vitamin B6 spectrum. Vitamin B6 has been shown to trigger the release of a series of chemical and hormones from the brain which are known to limit the onset of anxiety, including serotonin which is one of the main mood stabilizers.


Medical News Today reports the majority of studies have been completed into anxiety and marijuana use. However, a series of smaller studies have been completed into the effects of CBD oil on those with anxiety issues which yielded positive results. Cannabidiol oil is produced from marijuana (cannabis) but has the high-inducing tetrahydrocannabinol chemical to make sure no problems are seen in the life of the user. CBD oil is, without a doubt, a growing trend for the majority of people hoping to reduce their anxiety levels.


Herbal remedies and supplements are growing in importance for many with anxiety who are struggling to find new ways of limiting their levels of stress. Healthline reports the passionflower has been shown to be just as effective as a prescription anxiety medication and is all-natural to aid the individual in living a healthier lifestyle.


The humble blueberry is one of the leading types of food capable of reducing anxiety levels in humans because of the high level of vitamin C contained within. One of the problems facing those with anxiety is the fact sugar can drive up anxiety levels as they upset the performance of the brain. Blueberries are not only high in vitamin C but are naturally sweet to fool the brain into thinking it has received a boost of sugar.
As the issue of anxiety and the problem of pharmaceutical medications continues to become an issue for people suffering from anxiety at all stages of life the use of supplements and diet as a treatment will continue to grow.

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