Foods That Calm
Nerves frayed? Feeling anxious? You could take mega-doses of vitamins or get your doctor’s advice. You could turn to food…but we don’t mean chocolate cake or a tub of ice cream (even the healthy kind). Yogis have used food and herbs for thousands of years to calm the nerves, reduce stress and take away the edge of hormonal fluctuations in women.
Lots of foods make up the arsenal of self-nutrition to support your nervous system. Celery hosts wonderful minerals for your brain. Beet greens, daikon radishes and turnips are a women’s best friend when you feel argumentative or cranky. Try Golden Milk or Yogi Tea for repairing damaged nerves from stress or substance abuse. A cup of herbal tea, like chamomile or kava, can really cool your jets after a hectic day. So, just remember, when you're feeling on edge—your kitchen is your “yogic medicine cabinet” to keep your spirits up and warm your soul.
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