Some studies have shown that foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, mackerel, herring, oysters, caviar, chia seeds and walnuts, are essential in combating anxiety and depression.
Salmon is not only a super food that contains omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients that are essential for your body to work properly, such as vitamin D and vitamin B, but it can also be added to a lot of recipes, being extremely delicious. In addition, vitamin D deficiency is linked to depression and anxiety. “Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to play a role in reducing anxiety and symptoms of depression,” explained Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN of Nutritioulicious.
“In addition to helping fight depression, studies have shown that these healthy fats are particularly useful in combating anxiety,” explains Joy Bauer, MS, RD, nutrition and health expert for NBC’s Today and author of Super Food: 150 Recipes for Eternal Youth.
“Omega-3s helped reduce inflammation and anxiety by 20 percent in younger adults who experienced an everyday stressor known to trigger an anxiety-ridden response,” he added.