Highly Anxious or Depressed? Eat a Snack — But Avoid (Most of the) Sugar to Avoid the Crash

The brain uses an incredible amount of glucose — about 30% of all of it in the body.

So, it would stand to reason that when the brain is extra active, it consumes even more glucose.

And most of us would agree that when we’re extra anxious or depressed, our mind tends to run a hundred miles a minute – it’s working hard to keep us in that state.

Could this mean that a highly anxious or depressed person’s brain consumes more glucose than normal, leading to a low blood glucose level, also known as hypoglycemia?

Many medical professionals say yes.

Hypoglycemia can lead to a long list of symptoms, including fatigue, memory loss, heightened anxiety, and irritability. Sound familiar? Could there be a meaningful link or even a positive feedback loop between anxiety/depression and hypoglycemia?

Press play to explore this idea (and what to do about it) in today’s short episode.

Highly Anxious or Depressed

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