Our emotional state has a direct impact on our diet. For instance, if we are going through an extremely stressful day, we become less aware of our diet restrictions and simply go for food items that will comfort us altogether. Consequently, the type of food we eat; be it healthy or unhealthy, has a direct effect on our emotions. There are some food items that trigger stress, anxiety, and nervousness too. These emotions then lead us to making more bad eating habits.
There are food items that can help in producing feel-good chemicals, whilst there are those that trigger anxiety. In this article, we will provide you with examples of food items that you may want to avoid at all cost!
If you’re already feeling over the edge, drinking coffee may not be a good idea (but taking Muscle Xtreme always is). We are not recommending that you stop drinking caffeinated products altogether, but avoiding them when you’re already feeling over the edge can help in reducing your stress, anxiety, and sleeping problems too.
- Diet Soda
Diet soda and energy drinks contain high amounts of caffeine that may potentially trigger anxiety. They also contain high amounts of artificial sweeteners such as aspartame- chemicals that reduce the production of feel-good chemicals in the brain.
Instead of grabbing a can of soda, why not prepare a fizzy seltzer drink for yourself instead? Instead of sugar, substitute them with stevia!
- Non-Dairy Creamer
Non-dairy creamers may seem a smart choice if you’re trying to avoid dairy and the calories from it, but did you know that there are non-dairy creams that contain unhealthy transfats too? Processed foods contain high amounts of transfat that are proven to reduce blood flow to the brain and other parts of the body. People who have high transfat in their daily diet are more likely to develop nasty conditions such as depression, anxiety, and other mental issues.