And yes unequivocally, the foods you eat or dont eat do in fact have a significant effect when it comes to causing or curbing panic attacks.
In this article, you will find the means to prevent panic attacks by virtue of controlling, avoiding, or reducing the foods that trigger this disorder.
You will also be encouraged to consume more foods that minimize the on-set of anxiety and panic attacks, with an emphasis on balance and moderation.
Panic attacks do directly affect the nervous system and eating foods rich in B vitamins will help to reduce angst and also induce a calming effect, while delivering nourishment for a healthy nervous system.
Listed under the B vitamin group, Vitamin B12, Thiamin, and Niacin have a direct correlation in helping maintain nervous system balance and diminish the susceptibility to panic attacks.
In more ways than one, these nutrients can assist in the preparedness and help to ward off and manage nervous system disorders.
While adhering to a moderate, balanced diet and emphasizing the B vitamin and mineral complex, the following can serve as an ideal food structure, in reference to your diet: 1.
Consume twenty percent of meat, poultry, seafood (salmon, swordfish, tuna, clams, crab, mussels, and oyster), and products made from soybeans like tofu, eggs, and cheese.
Consume thirty to thirty-five percent of baked potato, broccoli, asparagus, peanuts, legumes, watermelon, and oranges.
Consume forty to forty-five percent of brown rice, whole grain cereal, pasta, wheat germ, oatmeal, and rye bread.
While the above food groupings are rich in B vitamins, they can and will help (through the maintenance of a well-balanced nutrition regimen) reduce panic attacks and anxiety occurrences.
Listed below are three consumables that are sure to aggravate anxiety disorders and should be eliminated or whole-heartedly managed.
Alcohol is one of these substances; it raises hyperactivity in the nervous system and elevates alertness.
Although, being alert is not necessarily a bad thing; alcohol induced alertness causes agitation and irritability.
If alcohol cannot totally be avoided, the least you should do is to cut down your intake gradually until it reaches ground zero.
Some individuals tend to have secondary triggers of anxiety when withdrawal from a substance is abrupt.
The consumption of caffeine is another trigger of panic attacks; it is a stimulant and elevates heart rate.
Just like alcohol, withdrawal from caffeine might incite a secondary anxiety in the form of the shakes, irritation and possible feelings of exhaustion.
For coffee drinkers, try the decaffeinated variety.
Gradually reduce the strength and lower the frequency in which you consume coffee and other caffeine-rich drinks like cola, tea, and chocolate.
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The third substance to avoid is sugar.
Sugar contains only negligible nutrients and is loaded with empty calories.
So, how is sugar related to panic attacks? Glad you asked sugar causes hyperactivity, thereby bringing about emotional imbalance that may ultimately lead to panic attacks.
Sugar also initiates mood swings.
The sugar from the starchy and simple carbohydrates that you eat when digested and assimilated, will then lead to fermentation and subsequently is broken down into alcohol (as mentioned earlier, alcohol raises stress levels that can lead to panic attacks).
And contrary to what the uneducated masses believe, this alcohol is no different than the fermented alcohol that you purchase from the local liquor store.
In conclusion and to briefly summarize Maintaining healthy eating habits is one of the most imperative prerequisites that contribute to a life free from panic attacks, depression and a whole host of other disorders and possible diseases.
Earnestly strive to maintain a proper balanced diet, especially when youre busy.
Your health should be your principal concern, after all, without health there is nothing believe you me!