3 Foods You Should Avoid When Feeling Stressed

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If you’ve been feeling stressed lately, it may not come as a surprise to learn that millions of people around the world share the same feeling. The pandemic, social distancing, keeping your job, and managing money are good enough reasons to feel out of your usual zone and food may be one of the ways you’re dealing with the stress. Before you get your favorite snacks and play the current hit show on your TV, here’s what foods you should avoid right now.

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Junk Food

Junk food includes most fast food, commercial snacks and sweets, and sugary drinks and it’s simply bad for your physical and mental health. It may feel comforting to eat your favorite junk meal once in a while, but a 2019 study showed that they are associated with depression increase.

Sugar

Sugar increases inflammation in your body and causes mood disorders, so it’s not the best choice for when you’re feeling down.

Alcohol

Just like the categories we mentioned above, alcohol may seem like a good temporary solution for stress but it will make you more anxious, according to this study.