Eating a balanced diet is such an important part of mental wellness. As we’ve said before, there is a direct correlation between food and mood. Meaning, what you eat has the potential to make you feel great or make you feel like crap. For example, depending on the severity and type of your anxiety, you might want to avoid coffee. Coffee tends to increase your heart rate and an increased heart rate tends to make you feel more anxious.

But just like there are foods you should avoid, if you are an anxious person, there are also foods that can help reduce anxiety as well. Blueberries and peaches are not only delicious fruits, but they are also rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants. They have both been known to relieve stress and have a calming effect. If you tend to be a little or a lot on edge, consider making these two fruits part of your daily diet. These foods are at their best when fresh. So, rather eating them alone, in a salad or in making a healthy frozen dessert out of them, there are many ways you can incorporate these foods into your meals.