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The Happy Newspaper

If you have n’t seen this already, then we think this is a great treat.

This isn’t a typical newspaper. The Happy Newspaper reports on and celebrates the good things happening around the world. It’s sole purpose is to share and celebrate positive, uplifting stories that are often overlooked or neglected in favour of the usual stuff we read about.

As you know, being constantly exposed to negativity impacts our mood, and can leave us feeling down and fed up.
The Happy Newspaper is a wonderful alternative……click here and see.

Eating for Anxiety.

Anxiety is multi-faceted, involving both hormonal and metabolic imbalances. But here are some changes you can make to your diet to ease your symptoms and help you feel more in control. (They however do not replace professional help, they only play part of the role).

* Skip the Alcohol – in the short term it can make you feel calm, but once the effect wears off it will only disturb your blood sugar and you’re more likely to worsen your anxiety symptoms.

* Reduce any caffeine – caffeine can increase nervousness and contribute to panic attacks – its the same with fizzy drinks, and some sports supplements too.

* Increase your protein – amino acids are the building blocks of neurotransmitters and are high in protein foods. So a diet low in amino acids could increase your symptoms.

* Increase your magnesium – magnesium deficiency has been linked to anxiety disorders, so try nuts, seeds, and spinach.

* Add Selenium – research suggests selenium can improve mood and reduce anxiety. Try salmon, sardines, Brazil nuts.

* Replace one cup of tea each day with a herbal drink, such as chamomile or lemon balm.

* Choose oily fish – now how many times have we heard this? If you’re vegan or vegetarian, choose walnuts, pumpkin seeds and tofu.

* Use mindfulness as you eat – noticing what you eat and really tasting it usually means eating slower. This can have a positive impact on our breathing, our digestion and our mood, both in the moment and in the longer term.