5 Foods that Are Stressing You Out

If you think that stress makes you eat… get ready to flip the script:

Some foods actually make you stressed, anxious, even sad!

1. Cupcakes

Well, anything sugary, may put certain people at higher risk for depression. Research shows it has something to do with the high glycemic index.

2. This includes refined carbohydrates

Such as white bread and pasta, too!  Whole grains are okay, but refined carbs do nothing for your mental health, even if the comfort food seems comforting at the time.

Related: This Dangerous Ingredient May Be in Your Bread!

3. Turning to fried foods may actually make you feel fried

French fries or fried chicken may seem like a treat, but the oils, if still made with trans fat, have been linked to depression. Luckily, all trans fats have been banned in foods by 2018.

4. Don’t worry, we’re not taking away your java jolt completely

But coffee, despite some noted health benefits, is a diuretic, which means it can make you dehydrated. It can also interfere with sleep, not so great for your mental state. Plus, it has been linked to anxiety when consumed in high doses.

5. And, you knew this was coming: alcohol

While wine seems like the perfect pick-me-up, it actually does the opposite. Alcohol is a known depressant. So watch the wine if you feel like you’re  starting to whine to your friends too much.

Related: Alcohol Ruins Your Beauty!


About the author

Dr. Jennifer Miranda

Dr. Jennifer Miranda is a board certified Internal Medicine physician who believes that doctors should make a difference in the quality of people’s lives. To this end, she founded Pure Executive Health & Wellness, a comprehensive medical practice centered around the importance of the patient-physician relationship in achieving total body wellness.

Dr. Miranda is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. While at Harvard, she was a four-time recipient of the annual John Harvard Scholarship for academic achievement of highest distinction, and she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the prestigious collegiate national honor society. She then attended the University of Miami School of Medicine where she graduated with selection into Alpha Omega Alpha, which is the highest honor someone can obtain during their medical education. Her exceptional skills as a resident led to her selection as Intern of the Year and later as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. She also has extensive knowledge in the field of Functional Medicine, and has recently completed a 2 year comprehensive program at the University of Miami.