55% of Italians console themselves with food against Covid anxiety
Strange. Who would have thought?
The first lockdown left people with anxiety, depression, insomnia and hypochondria. Now that we are starting the second, it's likely all these conditions will increase a lot.
Apparently 55% of Italians, especially women, have reacted to lockdown by finding comfort in food (I feel very 'seen' right now... who knows why). This was the result of a survey conducted by Sinu (Italian Society of Human Nutrition).
In particular, 48% of the interviewees consoled themselves with comfort food – fantastic for immediate gratification but harmful in the long run.
To try to manage these emotional storms, it seems that B vitamins are useful, because they help neurons and neurotransmitters, counteracting negative moods and calming the nervous system.
Vitamin B12, present in broccoli and dairy products, is a really good thing to eat more of, as it prevents surplus homocysteine, which is linked to depression.
In short, less pizza and more yoghurt? What do you think about it? Tell me in the comments!