- 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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