Paying closer attention to diet is important for people with anxiety. Making dietary changes in favor of a balanced diet that emphasizes whole, unprocessed foods and minimizes added sugars helps smooth out the highs and lows that can contribute to anxiety.
Imagine that you are talking to your friend and (s)he just told you that they are struggling with depression. Your cousin who shared with you that they are experiencing suicidal ideations, and your coworker who has anxiety. How do you respond? What do you say to all of them?
For people who stop drinking, the benefits may be similar to those experienced by people who quit smoking, who ultimately have health outcomes similar to those who have never smoked, the authors suggest.