15 Foods To Avoid When Fighting Depression
These are foods that you should stay away from. They won’t make you feel good physically or mentally. Here are some tips to educate you on their effects on the human body.
Fast food is higher in fat, calories, cholesterol, and sodium. Consuming too much of fast food can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity.
Saturated, Monosaturated, and Polyunsaturated Oils
Saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated oils contribute to the increase in atherosclerotic lesions. These oils also contribute to arterial damage and progress heart disease.
Caffeine increases anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, muscle breakdown, addiction, blood pressure, rapid heart rate and fatigue.
Artificial Sweeteners cause tooth decay, weight gain, poor nutrition and increased triglycerides.
Refined sugar is half glucose and half fructose. The liver is the only organ that can metabolize fructose, so when too much fructose enters the liver, it turns to fat. The fat that is produced in the liver can lead to disease.
Margarine is high in bad fats, lacks vitamins and minerals and contains hydrogenation. Hydrogenation is a chemical processed used to increase the melting point of the product.
Agave nectar impacts fructose intake which is associated with a higher risk of fatty liver disease and insulin resistance, which can impair blood sugar control in the long run.
Foods That Contain GMOs
The majority of foods that contain GMOs provoke allergic reactions, increase chances of producing cancer and lowers antibacterial resistance.
Consuming large amounts of fruit juice increases the risks of obesity and illness, such as type two diabetes and heart disease.
Condiments like ketchup and mayonnaise are high in sugar and lack nutrients that the human body needs and lowers risk of infection.
Being on a gluten free diet triggers an immune response that damages the lining of the small intestine. Damage on the small intestine interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food and can lead to osteoporosis, infertility, and seizures.
Drinking excessive amounts of carbonated drinks leads to tooth decay, a higher risk of heart disease and can help the evolution of type two diabetes.
Binge eating leads to an overload in a person’s system with a flood of calories, sugar, fats, etc., which results in the body using large amounts of energy to digest. Trouble in digesting, will cause low energy and sleepiness.
Sodium increases blood pressure and holds excess fluid in the body which is added to the heart. Also, high sodium foods can increase chance of stroke, stomach cancer and kidney disease.
OK this isn’t a food but it has to be on this list. interferes with the brain’s communication pathways and affects the way it looks and works. Aside from that, alcohol damages the heart, liver, pancreas and can lead to cancer.