Eating To Reduce Our Anxiety
They say old habits are hard to break, but when our health is on the line we take things more seriously. It’s not our fault that we live in an ultra-processed toxic food environment, but the more we know, the more proactive we can become. Not only does the food we eat cause more health problems, but food also affects our mental health. For instance immediate headaches, stomach cramping, sore limbs, and so much more. Dr. Georgia Ede is a Harvard-trained nutritional and metabolic psychiatrist specializing in nutrition science, brain metabolism, and mental health issues. She says that mental health disorders are skyrocketing worldwide. Her new book is titled Change Your Diet, Change Your Mind: A Powerful Plan to Improve Mood, Overcome Anxiety, and Protect Memory for a Lifetime of Optimal Mental Health. That book title is a mouthful, but the issue is so complex we should cover all the bases.
What are your favorite healthy foods?
There are berries, avocados, green veggies, dark chocolate, green teas, and fatty fish oils to keep us healthy, but we must check what foods are on the recall list. The FDA has extensive lists that we can check out before purchasing foods that may harm us. At present, they have 84 pages of items like cereals, bars, and snacks that have the potential for Salmonella contamination. My favorite store is Publix but their Deli Carolina-Style Mustard BBQ Sauce Food & Beverages have allergens due to undeclared fish. Of course, growing our gardens and raising livestock is a good option, but that takes some research, time, and money.