Are you eating foods that cause anxiety and panic attacks?
It’s normal to feel occasional worry but excessive panic or anxiety can be debilitating.
Struggling with anxiety can stop you in your tracks and ruin future plans.
Often people dealing with anxiety have trouble shutting off that fight or fight nervous system response. Their bodies think they are in a stressful situation all day long.
If you can get the nervous system to relax, you can lower your anxiety.
I’ve been using plant-based Anxie-T Supplement to help relax my nervous system and calm overthinking.
It’s done a pretty good job of reducing my anxiety.
Symptoms of anxiety:
- Sudden panic
- Irrational fear
- Feeling nervous or tense
- Feeling numb
- Neck tightness
- Upset stomach
- Shortness of breath
- The feeling of impending doom
- Increased heart rate
- Unrealistic worry
Sometimes the foods we are eating can cause anxiety and panic attacks. Not everyone’s body handles food the same way.
I personally can feel panic after too much caffeine or eating gluten which I don’t normally do.
There has been a huge difference in my mental health since adjusting what foods I’ve been eating so I’m excited to share that with you!
Your gut is responsible for creating neurotransmitters that alter your mood, serotonin in particular.
If your gut has been bogged down by junk food or inflamed it can be difficult for it to make those happy neurotransmitters.
Food has the ability to affect your mood and even increase the risk of dealing with anxiety.
5 Foods That Cause Anxiety and Panic
1. High histamine foods
Having high levels of histamine in the body can lead to panic and anxiety attacks.
For some people, their histamine levels already run high, so adding in a high-histamine food pushes them over the edge.
Histamine is a neurotransmitter that can cause the nervous system to ramp up, increase heart rate, and the fight or flight system.
Some high histamine foods include alcohol, aged meats and cheeses, leftover meat, and vinegar. Reducing histamine levels can lower your risk of having an anxiety attack.
2. Caffeine can Increase Anxiety
Caffeine has a history of interrupting sleep and causing panic. It stimulates the nervous system and takes time to get filtered out by the liver.
Caffeine increases blood pressure and doubles the stress hormone cortisol and norepinephrine levels. Cutting caffeine can reduce stress on the nervous system and put a stop to panic attacks.
Always wean your way off caffeine instead of eliminating it all at once. It takes some time for your body to adjust if you have been drinking caffeine for a while.
3. Sugar and carbs
Eating large amounts of sugar and carbs at one time can spike glucose which doubles adrenaline levels. It has been shown to cause erratic behavior in children and anxiety in adults.
Sugar also feeds bad gut bacteria and candida causing them to grow out of control. Candida releases mycotoxins when it reproduces and that creates histamine.
Sugar has detrimental effects on your health and anxiety is one of them. Try cutting back on sugar and large amounts of carbs for a calmer, worry-free day.
Eating gluten for many can cause inflammation in the body, stimulating the nervous system, and increasing histamine reactions.
Gluten also increases the risk of developing a leaky gut, allowing for autoimmune disorders and gut infections.
These nervous system effects include dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system, cerebellar ataxia, hypotonia, developmental delay, learning disorders, depression, migraine, and headache.
If chronic inflammation ever becomes a serious issue, I recommend taking a hs-CRP (C-reactive protein) test to identify presence of any illness, injury or infection.
Definitely try cutting back on gluten and experience the benefits of lower inflammation and clearer thinking.
5. Dairy can cause anxiety
It’s estimated that 10 percent of people are lactose intolerant. Consuming dairy when you don’t break it down well can cause inflammation and irritation in the gut.
Any inflammation in the body triggers the immune system and the nervous system to kick into high gear. If you are dealing with anxiety it’s best to reduce dairy until you know how you are affected by it.
Dairy has been linked to increased candida infections also, take note if you have sinus infections or brain fog.
If you have previously tried to reduce anxiety by changing your foods and haven’t had success, maybe it’s time for some help.
An Anxiety Supplement to Help
I’ve been using Anxie-T Supplement from Life Seasons for a while now and it really helps to relax the nervous system.
The plant-based ingredients help to calm an anxious mind and relax nerves.
It’s a good alternative to using prescription medications for anxiety.
Let me know if you have tried Anxie-T and are seeing a difference in your anxiety levels.