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Suffering from OCD? Here is what you should eat and avoid

Written by Juhi Kumari | Published : December 31, 2018 2:20 PM IST

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OCD

Are you someone who get upset when things are not in their proper place? Do you have fear of germs? Do you keep on checking if you have locked door? If yes, you are suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder and may be behaving compulsively to bring down the anxiety triggered by your obsessions. Don’t ignore this and consult your psychiatrist. Though there is no proven cure for this condition, few changes in your food habits may help you tackle this. Add omega-3 fatty acids, and low-fat dairy products in your daily diet and avoid eating foods jam packed with added sugar and caffeine. © Shutterstock

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Low Fat-dairy-products

Eat low-fat dairy products: These products include milk and yogurt that can promote blood sugar balance and the amino acid tryptophan. Notably, tryptophan is known for its calming effect. And, carbohydrates tryptophan more accessible to your brain. Therefore, add it in your daily diet.

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Caffeine

Avoid caffeine: Caffeine has stimulating effect and therefore it can increase anxiety. People with OCD should limit their caffeine intake for better results.