The year of the pandemic has made a huge impact on mental health of many people. Mental wellness has become the utmost priority in these testing times. This new shift of perspective has thus brought the focus onto anxiety, depression and stress. It is best to consult a qualified doctor for the right treatment and avoid over-the-counter medications and treatments. However, there are some home remedies which are known to relieve the body of stress and anxiety. These are ingredients which can be easily found in the kitchen and can be incorporated into the daily routine. One such remedy for anxiety was shared by actor Neetu Kapoor on Instagram. Take a look:
The drink that Neetu Kapoor shared was star anise and bay leaf in water. "After chia seeds in water for two weeks, now star anise and bay leaf "good for anxiety," wrote Neetu Kapoor along with a click of the water bottle. The Instagram story thus shared not one but two simple remedies to manage anxiety. The first is chia seeds, which is said to contain Omega-3 fatty acids which help fight depression and mood swings as per various studies. Star Anise is also recommended as it may help reduce the symptoms of depression. Similarly, bay leaves contain Linalool which can lower the level of stress hormones in the body.
Kudos to Neetu Kapoor for sharing such a simple remedy for anxiety relief! This is not the only instance when Neetu Kapoor has shared her thoughts about eating healthy and living a healthy life. The actor took to Instagram on World Health Day to post a picture of herself drinking water, and also remind her followers to stay hydrated. "It's summer time!!! Stay hydrated #WorldHealthDay," she wrote. Take a look:
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