Fighting Your Anxiety with Nutrition


If you are constantly struggling with feelings of anxiety, mood swings, low energy, panic attacks and insomnia, it may be time to take a look at how and what you are eating. And trust me this happens very often to college students!

People often forget the fact that whatever we put into our bodies is going to directly impact our minds. If we aren’t proving ourselves quality food and overloading our bodies with sugar and caffeine, we are going to be in a constant state of blood sugar imbalance, which in turn affects the chemicals in our body and also in our mind. If we are constantly rushing around while we are eating, our body will have trouble digesting the food and turning it into the nutrients we need to keep our system balanced.

Anything that we eat or drink eventually determines how stable our blood sugar is going to be. When we consume highly processed meals, it raises our blood sugar and then after some time it comes crashing down. We may then feel hungry and struggle with cravings and experience irritability. While we are on this blood sugar rollercoaster, our body is going to perceive it as a major stressor, which will then tell the adrenal glands to produce the stress hormone called cortisol.

Here are 5 tips that will keep your blood sugar and stress hormones balanced.

1.      Pay attention to the food you eat during the day

Most importantly, concentrate on what you are eating. Would you see a distinction between beginning your day in your car with a sweet seasoned frosted espresso and biscuit instead of eggs and green juice at your kitchen table? You in all probability will on the off chance that you are focusing on the way you feel a while later.

2.       Include mood balancing vitamins and minerals

B-complex vitamins including B1, B6, B12, and folic corrosive have been known to decrease freeze assaults and adjust glucose. You can find these vitamins in almonds, spinach, eggs, and beans. .

3.       Start your day off right with the right food

Begin your day with a nutrient rich breakfast containing proteins and omega-3 unsaturated fats. You hostel mess food may need an addition of eggs and bananas that you can purchase fresh everyday and give your health a boost.

4.      Roll out simple improvements

You may have to cut down on some of your favourite foods to reduce stress – gluten, sugar, and caffeine have been known to make us lethargic and lazy by diverting from our glucose and vitality, leading to feelings of uneasiness. 

5.       Unwind during meal times

Try your best to eat in a relaxed state. On the off chance that you are rushing around and eating in a hurry, your body will experience issues processing and adjusting your glucose, leading to stress and unease. When we are in a hurry and eating under anxiety, our body backs off assimilation and stores fat and nutrients since it assumes we are at risk. Work on eating slowly, without distractions.