Mistake #7: Reaching for caffeine and sugar - Deepstash

Mistake #7: Reaching for caffeine and sugar

For those who suffer with anxiety, it’s often much worse in the mornings. The stress hormone cortisol is released as a response to stress, and science shows cortisol is highest in the first hour of waking for those experiencing stress.

Often when stressed, people make the mistake of reaching for caffeine and sugar as quick fixes. These can increase your anxiety. Instead, try to incorporate nutrients like zinc, magnesium, vitamin B and omega-3 fatty acids – linked to calming down anxiety. Avocado and eggs is a good solution.


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