Foods help you feel better, but they can also make you feel bad. Below are a few ways food can make you feel bad and what you can do to avoid them:
Reduce foods that are high in saturated fat
Saturated fat is known for increasing your risks of heart disease and some types of cancer. Now, studies are speculating that saturated fat is also a factor in depression. The link was discovered in the study called the Coronary Health Improvement Project which monitored 348 people aged 24-81. Results indicated that decrease in saturated fat over a six-week period was associated with a decrease in depression.
Limit alcohol carefully
Alcohol is in fact a depressant. Alcohol, in small amounts, can produce a temporary feeling of euphoria. But in reality, alcohol is a chemical depressant to the brain and affects all nerve cells.
People shift quickly from feeling relaxed to feeling exaggerated emotions and impaired coordination, depending on how much alcohol you consume.
It is no coincidence that depressive disorders often co-occur with substance abuse.
Limit your caffeine intake
Caffeine consumption can increase irritability in the following ways:
Consuming caffeine later in the day disturbs your nighttime sleep. Not getting enough sleep makes you more likely and exhausted, until you get adequate rest.
Caffeine produces short bursts of energy, but usually ends with fatigue.
Some people are more sensitive to the bothersome effects of caffeine. Lower your consumption of coffee, tea, sodas, and energy drinks if you are sensitive to caffeine.