Does your diet talk about your mood?
It is not only the food trends followed, based on a more organic and balanced consumption, or visits to the gym. It’s about our health, and that exceptionally this trend, which includes healthy diets and physical activity, is without doubt productively «fashionable» and includes achievable goals. Taking part in it should be included on our checklist, and why not? Turn it into a habit and a lifestyle. There simply are fashions that should come to stay.
However, don’t wait until your mood has become a real problem. Take action in advance and prevent emotions from choosing the food as well as the quantities you consume.
Start when you go shopping. Fill the cart with happiness enhancers, and avoid foods that will affect your energy, both physically and emotionally. Your cells are constantly regenerating with what we give our bodies, to optimize our mental health and positive moods.
It is good to start being concerned about what we eat and take good care of our digestive system. It is said that the intestine is the center of our health. If you have a bad diet or go through stressful situations, serotonin, which is mostly produced in the gastrointestinal tract and transmits signals to our brain, decreases. This is almost always associated with gastrointestinal disorders.
Consuming bitter chocolate, for example, is beneficial. It is an excellent source of tryptophan, an amino acid and precursor to serotonin. This nutrient can be found in foods such as soy, turkey, chicken, oily fish, walnuts, avocados, and bananas, among others.
Avoid sugar, gluten, saturated fats and processed foods, because in the long term they are related to negative moods.
Shake Me!® in your diet:
An excellent way to offer your mind and body all the nutritional benefits you need to stay healthy is with Shake Me!®. It includes all the nutrients you need for 100% mood and body functioning.
Vitamin B6 and vitamin C are essential for the absorption of iron and tryptophan, which as we mentioned, are important nutrients for our health and mood. Vitamin B6, on the other hand, takes part in the production of antibodies and red blood cells, and strengthens the digestive system. We find it in fish, dried beans, potatoes, tuna, lentils, spinach, chickpeas, and raisins, etc.
Vitamin C stimulates brain function, synthesizes minerals, and strengthens the immune system. It is found in foods such as citrus fruits, peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, peas, tomatoes, and strawberries, etc.
The only way to obtain these essential fatty acids is from your diet. Consuming them is associated with better neurological health, as well as generally reducing inflammation. It also reduces cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
Depression and anxiety are mental disorders, and due to the beneficial effects of Omega 3 on the brain, studies indicate that consuming it can considerably reduce the symptoms associated with these disorders.
Foods containing Omega 3 fatty acids include Omega Me!®, fish, salmon, nuts, chia seeds, and flaxseed oil, etc.
Physical activity, especially in fresh air, has infinite health benefits. It increases your appetite, combats or prevents depressive episodes or low moods, reduces tension, stimulates your energy and helps you sleep better. All this is reflected in a positive state of mind.
We have already said that healthy eating doesn’t mean being boring. Eating healthy can also be delicious and by doing so, we encourage our body and brain to function better, have better balance and therefore increased energy, as well as mental and emotional fluency to bounce back from any setback.