Anxiety is one of the common disorders among Indian adults. Even if you’re someone who isn’t suffering from anxiety all the time, chances are you’re most likely to feel anxious as a natural response to certain situations at least once in your lifetime. Apart from stressful moments and health diseases, it’s proven that anxiety can also be triggered by certain foods. On the other side, a few foods are highly recommended by doctors to help to deal with anxiety. Hence, it’s wise to be mindful of what are we putting in our stomachs.
If you’re likely to experience anxiety then you should seriously avoid caffeine. A daily intake of caffeine can induce nervousness, anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts. Similarly, drinking alcohol might help to calm your nerves at the moment, but in the long run, it can harm your mental and physical health. It can make you severely dehydrated and sleep-deprived adding into your stress levels.
Any processed, aged, cured, or preserved food too can cause anxiety among people with poor mental health. It can disturb your bodily functions ranging from digestion to nervous system for people suffering from histamine intolerance. Too much red wine, cheese, cured meat, and canned foods can make you an insomniac.
All kinds of sugary foods can also possibly cause mood sours and anxiety while fluctuating your blood sugar levels. Food items with “added sugar”, such as tomato ketchup, salad dressings, sodas, white bread, and ready-to-eat foods can trigger several emotions all at once, making you feel overwhelmed and anxious at the same time.
Some of the safest food options that you add to your diet to curb feeling anxious frequently can be antioxidant-rich avocados, berries, green vegetables, almond milk, and fatty fishes packed with omega-3. Switching your coffee with matcha green tea is also another option to quit caffeine. People with a sweet tooth can try naturally sweet fruits to combat their sugar cravings.
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