8 Dangerous Foods That Can Worsen Your Anxiety

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By The Captain October 16, 2020

Wellness Captain Foods That Worsen Your Anxiety

Fried foods

This list seems to get worse and worse, right?

If you think you might be dealing with anxiety, though, it’s best to cut fried foods off your diet as well.

Fried foods are commonly linked to heart disease – the number one cause of death among Americans. For example, a 2015 study published in the journal Nutrients found that eating fried foods at least four times a week can increase the long-term risk for type 2 diabetes, obesity, hypertension and heart failure.

All of these effects can translate into a higher risk for depression and anxiety. A better alternative is to go for foods that contain monosaturated and polyunsaturated fat and simply bake or boil potatoes instead of frying them.

 

Fruit juice

What? Even fresh orange juices are harmful now?

Well, they could be.

Almost every fruit juice that you buy in a supermarket is 10% fruit and 90% sugar – and that’s a fact. You can make sure that you’re choosing a healthy alternative only if you read the label and actually know what all those fancy names really mean. In this case, our post called ‘Do You Trust Food Labels? Here’s What They Really Mean’ can help you pick the right option.

Even if you squeeze the juice at home, things may not be any better. Let’s think about it for a second: how many whole oranges could you eat at once? Chances are, you can’t eat four oranges which is how much you’d squeeze for a decent amount of juice.

Drinking juice still provides you with plenty of sugar that causes a spike in blood sugar levels – even though it’s natural sugar such as fructose.

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