7 Foods to Ditch if You Struggle with Anxiety and Depression

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Anxiety is not necessarily caused by what you eat. But that doesn’t mean that millions of people aren’t contributing to their anxiety every day by eating foods that create anxiety symptoms while avoiding foods that may fight anxiety Overcoming anxiety without medications involves making lifestyle changes, and that includes changing your diet. There are foods that will help cure anxiety, and foods that will contribute to anxiety, and by choosing the right foods,

Anxiety and Depression

Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to do what you need to feel better. but you do have some control—even if your depression is severe and stubbornly persistent. What you eat has a direct impact on the way you feel. Aim for a balanced diet of low-fat protein, complex carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables. Reduce your intake of foods that can adversely affect your brain and mood. Some people don’t feel like eating when they’re depressed and are at risk of becoming underweight. Others find comfort in food and can put on excess weight. Antidepressants can also affect your appetite.

These 7 foods are the worst foods for anxiety suffers to eat and drink.  In order to ditch anxiety these must be removed from the diet.

Fried Foods:

Fried Foods

Fried foods are difficult to digest, have little nutritional content, and contribute to heart struggles. It’s very difficult to reduce your anxiety if your body is poorly processing the food you consume.

Fat :


I am a big advocate of fats, especially animal fats from pastured raised animals and wild caught fish, cold pressed nut and seed oils.  I don’t mean to stay away from those.  Actually, fat is a big factor in healthy endocrine function.   Canola oil, refined oils, margarine, and anything that you might find in a fast food restaurant. Never touch olive oil that is in a clear container or any nut or seed oils that have not been cold pressed. The other problem is that if animals are not pasture raised, they are fed grains that are toxic to their digestive system and their body.

Alcohol :


Set aside the fact that drinking alcohol can cause you to do crazy things that create more anxiety in your life, alcohol itself is terrible for your body. It dehydrates you, it throws off your hormone and nutritional balance, and it can cause physical symptoms from the toxins that trigger anxiety attacks.

Coffee :


Excess coffee is a known anxiety stimulant. In moderation (ie, once a day in the morning), it may not trigger anxiety in most people, but the more you drink the more you increase your risk. Coffee also creates a rapid heartbeat and some sensations that may create panic attacks.

Dairy Products :

Dairy products

Dairy products aren’t inherently bad for you, but in excess they may heighten your adrenaline levels and contribute to a more anxious state. Moderation is the key here, and if you find after consuming dairy products you feel more anxious, cut back.

Refined Sugars:

Refined Sugars

Sugar in fruit isn’t too bad. White sugar in desserts is. Sugar, like caffeine, stimulates your body in a way that can create a literariness that exacerbates anxiety symptoms.

Acid Forming Foods :

Foods like yogurt, pickles, eggs, sour cream, wine, and liver are all acid creating foods, and there are reasons to believe that these foods drop magnesium levels. Magnesium is a cause or contributor of anxiety in many of those suffering from anxiety symptoms, so cutting back on acid forming foods is important.

Products containing magnesium

Avoiding these foods is unlikely to cure anxiety, but it will help, especially if you find that you over-consume some type of food on this list. Remember, most foods can still be eaten in moderation, but healthier eating is still a very important part of a healthy anxiety diet.

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