By now you probably know that the state of the standard American diet is a sad one, and that most people in this country do not eat the way they should. Eating a proper diet has become more of a challenge than ever – it seems that at every turn, we face the aggressive marketing of highly processed “foods” that are virtually unrecognizable compared to their “real” counterparts (think the chicken McNugget versus grilled chicken breast).
If you follow this blog, you know that a balanced, nutrient-rich diet is a huge component of controlling anxiety. The bottom line is that we all know we need to change the way we eat; but for most of us, our diet isn’t going to change overnight. The vast majority have to implement changes slowly, making a point to add in new, healthful foods while gradually cutting out others. If you’re seeking to make an impact on your anxiety by changing your diet, you may want to start by first eliminating these four foods that aggravate anxiety.