eating healthy keep anxiety down?

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zappyisfun
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   Posted 9/19/2006 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
i heard that eating healthy foods (avoiding pizza,soda,junk food) and the likes can help keep your anxiety down is that true?

im a junk food freak and soda freak i drink like 8 cans of coke a day!! i wanna start eating more healthyer but i dont know what to eat other then veggies.

also i wanna eat healthyer so i dont get nerve damage and stuff like that because this weird feeling in my hand and foot wont go away so i mgonn try to eat healthyer and see if it goes away?


can anyone plz give soem suggestions or post a good website that shows good foods and foods that u should avoid? i knwo this dont really belong in anxiety section but i dont see any other parts of the forum about stuff like this.

also is sparkling flavored water good for you?

normalsnofun
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   Posted 9/19/2006 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
For starters 8 cans of coke is alot for anyone. To boot it contains caffeine (sp) which is not good especially in hugh quantities. It cant hurt to cut back on junk food and especially caffeine (sp)

Hope thats helpful.
--Michelle


Howlyncat
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   Posted 9/19/2006 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I think (dont quote me ) that a can of pop has 10 to 12 teasoons of sugar in it ..... Plus what Michelle said is true I found that cutting back on my junk food and goodies I am less anxious and feel much better in the long run ...
Diet pop had NO nutritional value whatsoever and I think it is just as bad with the aspartame and other sugar substitutes as well .......
A healthy diet is good for everyone A/P included
I dont know about the water but I am sure the same applies .......
Good luck on your trying  healthy eating habits .......


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   Posted 9/19/2006 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   

drink diet coke without caffiene, I dont think food makes much difference to anxiety but obviously your health will be better and you will have more energy by reducing the junk food and drink

ask doc about the wierd feeling, it may be from the fight or flight response which reduces bloodflow to parts of the body, if so massage the areas


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   Posted 9/19/2006 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there --

"Diet" sodas are a bit of a misnomer: they still contain sugars, just not the chemical compound that we all know as "sugar". They will send you up and down and not help with weight just like any other pop. -- Wish I'd known this before I became a diet cola junkie, but I try to keep myself off the stuff now -- maybe a couple of cans a week when I really need a boost -- though I know it'd be more effective (and probably tastier) if I went for a fruit juice at those times!

Sadly I really like pizza... but you can make your own with fresh ingredients and lower fat cheese as one option (and when I can be bothered it always tastes better!).

Rosie x
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 9/19/2006 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I truly believe for me at least healthy eating makes a difference especially cutting out caffeine and sugar
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Georgia5
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   Posted 9/19/2006 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I personally think a healthy diet can help with anxiety. Lots of fresh fruits and veggies. When ever I eat junk food which is not often I feel horrible. I have only had fast food once in the last four years and when I did I got so sick. Soda with caffine always sends me start into anxiety. If i'm craving a soda I drink the natural caffine free soda's you can get at a health food store. Hope that helps.
 
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Fen
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   Posted 9/19/2006 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   

I used to drink alot of soda, but now after learning caffine is very bad for anxiety. I drink only diet soda/caffine free and try to use splenda sugar brands instead. That I hear is better for you. Plus drinking alot of caffine is not good for the sleep!

Thats my 2 cents...

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Daisy232627
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   Posted 9/20/2006 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
One I have been told is that sometimes anxiety / panic can be cause by a defficiancy (bad spelling). Your brain has to get the proper nutriants to function right. Your brain is connected to everything emotionally and physically, so what we put in our bodies directly effects everything. I know my words are not coming out right, I hope this makes sence.....I a little off and confused this morning..lol. Really though I firmly believe nutrition is key to your nerves functioning properly. Last week I decided to go a day w/o sugar and pay attention to how much my anxiety was affected and well I went from shaking everyday to a day w/o shaking. Could be all in my head....lol...but I am a sweets lover.

And as for diet products (especially cokes), my mother-inlaw was told she had fibromyalgia and maybe MS, she was in a wheel chair and in alot of pain, she had a morphine pump inserted in her body she thought she was going to die it happened so quick. Well she was talking to a friend that said she had had a similar problem a few years back and they had done some testing and it turned out to be aspartame poisoning. My mother in-law was a diet coke junky. Well she cut out all artificial sweetners switched to Stevia (a natural alternative sweetner, and it's good for you!) and what do you know she is fine now and is waiting to finish weaning her body from the morphine so they can take the pump out. They are also going through possibly banning aspatame in New Mexico and that is backed by the govener. Sorry to ramble on I just feel so strong about this, they put this stuff in our childrens vitamins and chewing gum! Wow Ok I'm gonna stop now...lol.

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   Posted 10/9/2006 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Grace,

I'm curious about the plant food -- what is it? Is it food from plants or food given to plants that's also good for humans? Interesting about the ginseng fruit too: I've heard of ginseng, but not ginseng food.

Yes, I agree, eating healthily is really important -- I'm sometimes better at preaching than practising on that score, but I always *mean* to lol!

Rosie x
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