Nov. 9, 2023 – ‘The more harsh the taste – sour, spicy, anything in between – the more likely your brain is going to step outside of that anxious thought and more into what you’re tasting,’ Ms Pankonin previously told

Eating something sour increases saliva production in the mouth, which is the first step in re-engaging that digestive system.

‘When we have high levels of anxiety, or when we’re in panic attack mode, our body is in fight or flight. Your mind thinks there’s either a perceived or an actual threat,’ Micheline Maalouf, licensed mental health counselor previously told FEMAIL.

Such anxiety manifests in shallow breathing, and increased heart rate, and slowed digestion.


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