As per Ayurveda, the foods that you eat can balance your doshas or cause havoc among them. To pacify your vata dosha, which is responsible for anxiety, choose warm, moist, less oily foods. You can have soups, hot cereals, dairy products, bread and pasta.
Avoid caffeine, alcohol, sugar, chocolate and nicotine as they can be overstimulating. Have fruits as your snack instead.
Some other vata pacifying ingredients include cinnamon, cumin, ginger, nutmeg, rock salt, sesame seeds, anise, asafoetida and natural sugar.