Two words—acid reflux. If you don't know what acid reflux is, it's that burning feeling in your throat or mouth combined with a severe stomachache. You may know it as heartburn. Sometimes your body alarms you of a pending anxiety attack by giving you acid reflux. When you're stressed out, your metabolism slows down. And when your metabolism slows down, you can't digest food well. Adding spicy food to a sensitive stomach will not turn out pleasantly. Here are some spicy foods that may give you acid reflux and, in turn, worsen your anxiety:

Habanera Peppers

Sriracha

Buffalo Wings

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Updated on November 22, 2016 .

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