Foods you didn’t realize are making you sad

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 13, 2015

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Foods are known triggers of happiness, but they can also cause stress, anxiety and depression. Yes, some foods can make you sadder than a breakup.
  • 1

    Caffeine

    Your coffee habit can have adverse effects on your mood. Caffeine intake can cause nervousness, agitation and interfere with sleep, thus spoiling your mood.

  • 2

    Ice Cream and Doughnut

    This may come as a surprise, but the two can disrupt your mood. They have excessive amount of refined sugar in them, which can spike blood sugar levels, thereby depleting energy and leaving you with a bad mood.

  • 3

    Fried food

    French fries, fried chicken and other fried foods can contribute to depression. Fried in hydrogenated oils, French fries are high in trans fats, which can have a negative effect on your mood.

  • 4

    White bread/Rice

    White bread, pasta or rice can turn blood sugar levels upside-down. Because of this, you may get into a state of blues, irritation and stress.

  • 5

    Alcohol

    You are sad and drink to that thinking it will make you better. The effect is not what you think it will be. It is a central nervous system depressant. You may enjoy a drink or two, but don’t binge thinking it will make you happy. It will NOT.

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