If you suffer from anxiety or panic, then this article is for you. There are many causes of anxiety and you can feel like yourself again by getting to the root cause of why you have anxiety. Here are some powerful tips on how to eat your way into health.
The top 6 edible causes of anxiety may be lurking in your food pantry:
Your body is like a car: Well-tuned and containing the proper amount and type of fuel, fluid, and energy, your car will function with optimal performance. But if your gas-tank is filled with Kool-Aid instead of premium-unleaded gasoline, you will experience major problems. This is the same with your body. What you put in it will impact performance and your overall health.
Avoiding the 6 F’s may not only impact your all around emotional and mental wellness, but cleaning out your pantry and focusing on healthy eating may have positive powerful impacts on your other symptoms as well.
The 6 F’s to avoid:
1. Food Dyes
2. Food sensitivities
3. Fried foods (Trans Fats)
4. Food additives (MSG, Aspartame, HFCS)
5. False fuel (Caffeine)
6. Fructose (Sugar)
If you have been suffering from anxiety, take a look at the types of foods you eat daily.
Ask yourself: Am I eating mostly packaged foods, frozen foods, or eating out?
If so, begin to introduce fresh, whole foods into your diet. It can be as easy as starting your day with a green smoothie (see below for recipe).
A well-balanced, nutrient dense diet goes a long way. Want to start feeling better today? You will most likely begin to feel more at peace after clearing the 6 F’s from your pantry and from your diet.
Green Smoothie Recipe
To learn more about healthy eating for mental health in particular, go to www.GutPsychology.com
Guest Author: Dr. Tasalloti
Dr. Yasaman Tasalloti is a naturopathic physician working at the Integrative Mental Health Center in Scottsdale, AZ. She attended the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ where she received extensive medical training in conventional and traditional medicine. Herinterest is in working with individuals who are experiencing digestive concerns, sleep disturbances, and mood dysfunction, with an emphasis on the mental and emotional aspects of disease. She firmly believes that it is possible for every person to achieve his or her greatest well-being. Through restoring health, her patients find the clarity and direction to lead their lives and do what it is they truly love and enjoy. During her down time, she loves to go hiking and explore new trails. www.dryasnd.com
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