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Anxiety And Panic Attacks Scientifically Connected To Low Levels Of Iron And Vitamin B6

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Mental illness appears in many different forms, but some of the most common are anxiety disorders. Numerous factors can cause them like: life experiences, genetics, brain chemistry, personality etc. Depression is very common when there are anxiety disorders. One of the most common anxiety disorders is panic disorder. Many people have experienced panic attacks in their lives. They appear spontaneously.

Here are some of the physical symptoms that you can recognize it by:
  • Stomach or chest pain
  • Palpitations/Fast heartbeat
  • Dizziness or weakness
  • Breathing problems, like shortness of breath
  • Hands that are tingly or numb
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Feeling hot or cold
  • Hyperventilation

People often have problems in handling things they cannot change. There are many studies that show how depression, anxiety as well as our mental state can be affected by our diet directly.

Brain Chemistry

Our gut and brain produce a chemical called serotonin or otherwise known as “the happiness hormone.” It helps us feel good, calm and very happy. The market offers numerous anti-depressant medicines which stimulate the production of  serotonin which has the role of a hormone when it’s in our gut and it’s a neurotransmitter when it’s in our brain.

Serotonin can be synthesized with the help of an essential amino acid called tryptophan which can be found in animal foods, seeds, vegetables and fruits. In case we don’t intake tryptophan adequately, we’ll have mood swings and disturbed memory.

Iron and vitamin B6 are other necessary things for a good synthesis of serotonin. People who are deficient in them were proved to have hyperventilation and panic attacks.

We usually obtain vitamin B6 from everything we eat. It is crucial since being deficient in it or iron means that our blood won’t be able to produce hemoglobin. If our red blood cells are low, our blood won’t transport enough oxygen. We’ll feel shortness in breath as well as general fatigue.  

Mental Health & Nutrition

It is really important for our mental health and our nutrition to be correlated well.

Here, we’re also going to present you some of the best foods that contain these 3 essential nutrients which we need in order to produce serotonin. Make sure you also sleep well.

Food which contain tryptophan:

Grapefruit

Cauliflower

Eggs

Chia seeds

Cheese

Oat bran

Pineapple

Fish and shellfish

Mushroom

Cucumber

Quinoa

Sesame seeds

Leafy greens

Soy

Pumpkin and pumpkin seeds

Quenepa (ackee) fruit

Pistachio nuts

Turkey and other poultry

Spinach

Tomato

Watercress

Potato

Warm milk

Sweet potatoes

Walnuts

Foods which contain vitamin B6:

Cashews

Broccoli

Asparagus

Beans

Avocado

Hazelnuts

Banana

Garlic

Carrot

Herbs and spices: chili powder, dill, tarragon, sage, bay leaf, marjoram, paprika, oregano, spearmint, turmeric

Molasses

Lentils

Peas

Meats: poultry, beef, fish, pork

Quinoa

Oatmeal

Prunes

Sunflower seeds

Red bell pepper

Peanuts

Sweet potato

Potato

Spinach

Turnip greens

Wheat germ

Tempeh

Foods which contain iron:

Cashews

Dried apricots

Eggs

Beans

Meats

Dark leafy green vegetables: spinach, kale, beet greens and turnip

Lentils

Quinoa

Peas

Molasses

Raw cocoa

Oats

Prunes

White beans

Soy

Tomato

Teff

Raisins

Spirulina

We need to pay attention to our diet and control it. If you improve it by intaking these foods more often, your mental health will become also improved.