Anxiety may not seem like a big deal, but long-term anxiety can undermine your health and put you at risk for chronic mental and physical health issues.
If you suspect you’re suffering from anxiety, it’s really worth addressing the root cause of your problems and you should look into some anti-anxiety natural remedies.
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Those who suffer from chronic anxiety are at high risk for cardiovascular problems, mainly due to an increased heart rate, high blood pressure, and exposure to high levels of cortisol, which stesses the heart and can cause hypertension, stroke, and heart attack.
There’s also strong evidence to suggest anxiety aggravates asthma. (1)
Have you ever noticed that when you’re really stressed, you tend to get sick? It’s no surprise, and scientific studies reveal that exposure to stress takes a negative toll on the immune system, causing us to catch colds more easily. (2)
Gastrointestinal problems are yet another physical manifestation of chronic anxiety. Your body may experience problems with acid reflux, bloating, diarrhea, ulcers, and the absorption of certain nutrients.
Long-term stress can also affect metabolism, leading to weight gain and possible obesity. A recent study found that excess cortisol secretion is associated with Type 2 Diabetes. (3)
Natural Anxiety Relief Measures
Armed with this knowledge about the toll on our bodies from chronic anxiety, what can we do to try and relax?
Along with meditation and consistent exercise, I recommend the use of natural anxiety relief foods, such as this amazing all natural anti-anxiety juice.
It’s made with kava kava root extract, which has been used for centuries by Pacific islanders for its relaxing properties.
Chemical compounds in kava kava affect brain chemistry in a similar way that prescription anti-anxiety medications do. Consult with your doctor before taking kava kava, although most people don’t experience side effects from this relaxing root.
I’ve also added lemon balm to this recipe, due to the anti-anxiety effects it creates. Lemon balm is in the mint family, and it contains an enzyme that produces a calming effect. The anti-anxiety juice also contains beetroot, since it’s a natural remedy for anxiety.
If you feel that anxiety is getting the better of you, it’s important to keep it from becoming chronic. This natural anti-anxiety juice will help you find calm and help keep chronic stress at bay.
Yuri Elkaim is one of the world’s most trusted health and fitness experts. A former pro soccer player turned NYT bestselling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet, his clear, science-backed advice has transformed the lives of more than 500,000 men and women and he’s on a mission to help 100 million people by 2040. Read his inspiring story, “From Soccer to Bed to No Hair on My Head” that started it all.