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Mood Food – The Key to Happiness

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The power of food over mood is often underestimated.

We all know that eating a sugary donut will send us on a high, before we crash down to a low. This teaches us that what we consume has a real impact on how we feel.

Here are some considerations we’ve compiled to inform you of the wells of joy awaiting you with a balanced and nutritious diet…

 

  • Protein
    – Slows the absorption of carbohydrates in the blood
    – Increases release of dopamine
    – May boost energy and mood for several hours
    (chicken, tofu, eggs, greek-yoghurt …)
  • Vitamins
    – Sunlight (vitamin D) is known to greatly impact mood
    (achieve a similar affect with foods such as soymilk, egg yolks and low-fat milk)
  • Fiber
    – Slows the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream
    – Increases serotonin; the “feel good” chemical
    – Decrease mood swings
    (beans, pears, lentils, broccoli, peas, oats …)
  • Balance
    – There is a proven relationship between food and your mentality
    – Being strategic with your diet and the regularity of your meals can have a positive impact on how you feel throughout the day
    (example: for lunch, sit in the sun for vitamin D, have a chicken or tofu salad for protein, with quinoa or lentils for fiber)
  • Regularity
    – Despite the approach advocated by many diet plans or myths, it is not healthy to skip meals
    – Regular mealtimes offer stability for your mood and blood sugar levels

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