Are You Feeling Anxious About Life In General? Stop These 6 Food Habits
Whether a person likes to admit it or not, all human's lives revolve around food. No matter what end of the dietary spectrum you're on, everything you do in a given day centers around what you have or have not eaten. It's what gives you strength. It's what makes you want to veg out. Food is the driving force behind the concept of being alive.
All the philosophical stuff aside, food intake or lack there of can also make a person go absolutely bonkers. Some of which, are habits you may possess.
Having that morning cup o' Joe, as they say, is equal parts a necessity and your daily demise. You need it to not go crazy, because dealing with work without some sort of stimulant seems rather trite. However, in the respect, once you reach your threshold of coffee consumption that's when your day enters a downward spiral you can't contain. Jitters, hunger, never-ending restroom breaks, etc. Coffee indulgence is the beginning stage of a panic attack.
People with a diet high in processed foods have a 58% greater chance of suffering from depression, thus when you're eating quote unquote comfort food, you're actually just feeding into your undying sadness. A sadness which will lead to a complete mental breakdown.
The USDA recommends just 10 teaspoons of sugar a day, but American generally get double that amount. With that much sugar in your body, you think you're quite happy, but when the initial rush wears off, you're left with nothing but the anxious feeling of "what-in-the-hell-am-I-going-to-do?!" you had in the first place.
4. Booze can me you forget your anxiety in the moment, but heightens it in the long run
Basically, booze just bewilders your brain for a bit, but then comes back with a bevy of bad memories when it wears off. At that moment, you're going to be more anxious than you were before, because now you have less time to deal with whatever it was, and are most likely a bit hungover.
Salt increases your heart's workload, so it works in reverse with trying to calm your anxiety. Essentially, this is an addendum to #2, and a reminder that comfort foods only work for a brief moment, until it all comes crashing down you go full-on panic mode.
If you regularly skip meals, it's hard to control your feelings of mania, because your body can't get the nutrients it needs. This causes your mood to become irritable. The idea is that, while comfort foods aren't doing a whole lot of good for you, your body just wants to eat, so feed that thing.