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Foods you didn’t realize are making you sad

Foods are known triggers of happiness, but they can also cause stress, anxiety and depression. Yes, some foods can make you sadder than a breakup.

Mental Health By Himanshu Sharma / Oct 13, 2015


Your coffee habit can have adverse effects on your mood. Caffeine intake can cause nervousness, agitation and interfere with sleep, thus spoiling your mood.

Ice Cream and Doughnut

This may come as a surprise, but the two can disrupt your mood. They have excessive amount of refined sugar in them, which can spike blood sugar levels, thereby depleting energy and leaving you with a bad mood.

Fried food

French fries, fried chicken and other fried foods can contribute to depression. Fried in hydrogenated oils, French fries are high in trans fats, which can have a negative effect on your mood.

White bread/Rice

White bread, pasta or rice can turn blood sugar levels upside-down. Because of this, you may get into a state of blues, irritation and stress.


You are sad and drink to that thinking it will make you better. The effect is not what you think it will be. It is a central nervous system depressant. You may enjoy a drink or two, but don’t binge thinking it will make you happy. It will NOT.

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