Diet and Supplements
Food allergies or sensitivities can sometimes trigger panic attacks. It is best to avoid refined sugars and simple carbohydrates that are known to stimulate the nervous system. Caffeine is another substance to keep out of your diet.
Changing your diet can be a good natural alternative for panic attacks. Try to include avocados, asparagus, apricots, bananas, broccoli, blackstrap molasses, brewer's yeast, brown rice, fish (especially salmon), garlic, green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grains, and yogurt in your diet which supply valuable minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium which are needed to keep the body healthy. Most of these nutrients are depleted by stress.
Taking supplements can help to ensure that your body has an essential supply of nutrients to ward off stress. Multi-vitamin/mineral pills and extra B vitamin complex are believed by some to help maintain a healthy nervous system. Vitamin C is believed to aid the proper functioning of the adrenal glands and brain chemistry, and zinc is thought to have a calming effect on the nervous system.