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4 Best Drinks for Lower Anxiety, Recommended by Dietitians
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Feeling anxious? Try sipping on one of these drinks recommended by dietitians to soothe and calm your nervous system. Photographer Victor Protasio, Food Stylist Ruth Blackburn, Prop Stylist Christina Daley Reviewed by Dietitian Emily Lachtrupp, M.S., RD

Stress and anxiety are a normal part of life. However, if you have anxiety disorder, these frazzled feelings do not go away. Over time, anxiety can impact your ability to participate in daily activities. As many as 19% of U.S. adults have experienced prolonged anxiety.

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Medication and therapy are the primary tools for tackling anxiety. However, diet may also play a role in supporting your mood. It’s not just what is on your plate that will make a difference to your stress levels either. Your overall hydration as well as what you drink can have a noticeable impact on your anxiety levels. Read on to learn more about the best beverages for easing anxiety, according to dietitians. The 4 Best Drinks for Lowering Anxiety

1. Chamomile Tea

If you’ve ever struggled with insomnia, there’s a good chance you’ve heard that chamomile may help you catch more zzz’s at night. The same calming effect that improves sleep may also ease anxiety. “Chamomile tea is beneficial for anxiety due to its active ingredient, apigenin. Apigenin is a flavonoid compound found in chamomile that has been shown to have anti-anxiety effects,” says Wan Na Chan, M.P.H., RD, owner of One Pot Wellness. In fact, she points to some research that shows that chamomile extract has been reported to alleviate anxiety, improve mood and relieve pain. Stick with consuming chamomile tea , though, which is generally considered safe, rather than other forms, like extracts. 2. Green Tea

Green tea is a widely popular beverage that has been linked to a host of health benefits like reduced inflammation, improved blood sugars and better digestion. Lower anxiety may be another benefit to add to the growing list. Green tea is rich in a specific amino acid called L-theanine, which has been associated with better mood and lower anxiety symptoms.

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