One of the main reasons why you may be a victim of anxiety is because of the thoughts going on in your head, stress and other worries in life. However, in some cases situations that lead to you feeling distressed, uncomfortable or even panicky may be because of what we are eating and not because of the thought in our head.
It is important that you get to the root of your anxiety problems and deduce, what it is that is causing your anxiety problems. A few foods listed below can help you find the trigger.
Caffeine, MSG Or Sugar
Sugar, caffeine and MSG can all cause an increase in heart rate and can also cause what is known as hyperarousal, which leads to feelings of anxiety in individuals. Different people react differently to each of these culprits, while some people are up all night with palpitations after consuming MSG, others will be victim of catastrophic thoughts due to too much sugar.
An imbalance in hormone levels could also cause night sweats, heart palpitations, hot flashes and cause other symptoms that are common during menopause. Finding a balance for your hormone levels can help elevate stress levels considerably.
Fatigued or falling sick?
A foggy brain, low energy levels and a general sense of being sick can also lead you to getting anxious. Cognitive functioning is affected and stress is created as the body is trying to fight an infection. All this leads to you feeling anxious, indecisive and unfocused.
By products of a hangover can manifest as panic attacks and feeling of stress and anxiety. So, if you have had a little too much alcohol the night before, you are likely to feel anxious.
Low Blood Sugar Level
Our body reacts to low blood sugar level by getting stressed and anxious. When hungry, the brain sends out signals to the body to place food. So, when you feel hungry – eat!
Certain deficiency of vitamins and minerals too and an unbalanced diet too can cause feelings of anxiety in individuals.
So, the next time you have random thoughts running through your head and they are bringing you down, identify what it is that caused it, as it could very well be related to what you have been eating. Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist to learn what foods can help you alleviate these feelings and bring you back to good health. Also, get in touch with a Homeopath, who can help you find natural ways to stay in the best of spirits always.