refined and is missing its outer layer, it gets digested quickly and absorbed quickly into the bloodstream, causing rises in blood sugar levels. That releases cortisol into the body, causing stress.
This stress gets compounded when you add in the fact that most of the time, the white flour is in some carbohydrate (breads, sweets, etc) that usually add to your weight and put unwanted stress on your heart and other organs.
You would think that a good cup of coffee would mellow you out, right? Wrong.
Coffee and other caffeinated beverages like tea and soft drinks are usually consumed to get an energy boost, but studies show that caffeine inhibits serotonin in the brain and when serotonin is suppressed, you can become irritable and depressed.
If stress and worry keep you up at night, caffeine will also keep you awake when you should be sleeping, making you more stressed and anxious.
And like alcohol, caffeine is also a diuretic that can lead to dehydration.
Your Favorite Candy
The sugar rush from candy and sweets (and sweeteners like table sugar and honey) is also only a temporary high.
Your body will absorb the sugar quickly and also increase the production of insulin to remove it. This will leave you feeling tired, making it easier to fall into a depressed mood.
Research shows that eating a diet high in processed foods like hot dogs, cakes and sausage increased the risk of depression.
If the food has had all of the life manipulated and taken out of it, it will do the same once it’s in your body. Whole foods, like fruits and vegetables, are best for a good mood.
Remember: You get out of your body what you put in.
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