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These include dark, leafy green vegetables like spinach and collard greens, as well as asparagus, broccoli, chickpeas and lentils. Also, take the time to. “There are studies that suggest that the antioxidant intake from the food we eat is linked to our mood. Coloured fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants, plant fibres and flavonoids, and these help make you feel better,” says Pandey. Pandey recommends taking prebiotics that provide food for the probiotics (good bacteria) to work.
Just as eating junk can send your mood south, eating healthy can help you feel better. Here are six tips for eating your way to a positive outlook: 1. Eat balanced meals and snacks. You not only THINK you feel better after eating certain foods you actually DO feel better!
Your gut acts as a “second brain,” producing around 95% of the serotonin the body uses on a day-to-day basis. But, as you can imagine, coffee and comfort foods aren’t necessarily the best way to nourish your mental health. To feed your brain the right way, do the following Eat carbohydrates and proteins together. The best mood-food combinations are meals that are high in complex carbohydrates and low in protein.
Aim to get 40% of your daily calories from high-quality carbohydrates and 30% of your daily calories from protein. Dutch researchers have concluded that you can indeed eat your way to a better mood. It’s not how much you eat, and in some cases the secret is what you don’t eat. But if you are easily frustrated and stressed, you may be able to avoid these moods.
There are a couple of reasons why mushrooms help beat depression. First, they help lower blood sugar levels and stabilize your mood in the process. Second, mushrooms promote a healthier gut, and it is in the nerve cells in your gut that much of mood-enhancing serotonin is produced. Eat your way to a better mood YOU can keep your mood in check by the foods you eat.
The way to maintain a good mood and weight is to regulate your sugar levels to the brain by eating the right foods. By feeding the brain in slow doses of sugar this can keep you balanced and feeling good. “The Mediterranean diet and Asian diets would fit that healthier description,” says Elizabeth Somer, RD, author of Eat Your Way to Happiness.
In other words, what experts have been telling us for years remains true: Eat lots of colorful veggies and fruits, lean protein, and whole grains, and very little processed and fatty foods. Studies run by the Food & Mood Centre found that eating a healthy diet can actually decrease symptoms of depression. However, it’s quite the viscous cycle!
Low mood = cravings for bad / convenient food choices.
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