Your Health

Foods to Avoid If You Have Anxiety or Depression

Caffeinated Drinks and Foods

Caffeine is a natural stimulant that can be found in many foods and drinks, such as coffee, green tea, soda, energy drinks, chocolate and cacao. It may stimulate the central nervous system and brain, making you stay alert. Having a cup of coffee in the morning can be a great way to start a new day. However, caffeinated foods and drinks may have some negative effects on people with anxiety or depression. High caffeine levels may increase nervousness. In addition, this substance would reduce the release of serotonin, a hormone that makes you feel well. While average adults would take up to 400 mg of caffeine on a daily basis, avoid this substance if you feel anxious or depressed. [1]