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Eating well to help manage anxiety: Your questions answered

By: Toni Golen, MD, Contributor Does diet affect anxiety? If so, what should I eat, and which foods should I try to avoid? People who suffer with anxiety should remember a few simple rules: Low blood sugar, poor hydration, use of alcohol, caffeine, and smoking can also precipitate or mimic symptoms of anxiety. Eating regular meals and preventing hypoglycemic states are therefore important. Adequately hydrating with plain water is best, at…

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