Publish Date
Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 1:16PM

Health experts warn that dietary contributors to blood sugar spikes and crashes, can can lead to symptoms such as low mood, irritability, brain fog, anxiety, fatigue and difficulty concentrating…  

⇒ Caffeine:  Coffee and tea release dopamine and serotonin, which is fine in small doses, but too much — often as little as one extra cup — can lead to irritability, agitation and anxiety. Consider replacing that extra cup with a decaf version.

⇒ Baked goods:  You know they are loaded with sugar and can cause sugar spikes and crashes. 

⇒ French fries:  They’re full of saturated fats, refined carbohydrates and excess salt. That’s a perfect recipe for energy spikes and crashes, and the bad mood and exhaustion that follow. 

⇒ Processed foods:  Chips, Pop-Tarts pizza bites…all of them can cause terrible moods due to high amounts of refined sugars, saturated fats and preservatives. 

⇒ Alcohol:  Small amounts can be fine, but regular or excessive consumption can worsen your mood. 

⇒ Fizzy drinks: Can rapidly lead to a sugar spike followed by severe sluggishness. (I’m guessing this isn’t a good time to ask for a rum-and-Coke?)

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