Adding a probiotic supplement and/or eating a variety of probiotic-rich foods may help ward off anxiety symptoms. Probiotics are the “good bacteria” that reside inside a person’s digestive tract. A diet high in sugar, a session of antibiotics, or an undiagnosed food allergy can all cause harmful bacteria to flourish and quickly outnumber the good bacteria. Foods that are high in probiotics include: yogurt, kefir, miso soup, tempeh, pickles, and kombucha.
More evidence of the gut-brain connection By Emily Deans, M.D. …
Probiotic bacteria have the potential to alter brain neurochemistry and treat depression – related disorders and anxiety according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.