In this short article, I'm going to examine the connection between what we eat and how we feel.
The fact that dietary advice changes frequently is making it difficult to determine which foods we should and shouldn't eat. However, research indicates that the food we consume profoundly affects our mood, not just our physical well-being. A healthy diet has been shown to improve your mood and give you more energy.
Food; Protein and Fats are extremely important. Eating the proper fats is important in order to maintain optimal brain function. Keeping your brain healthy requires fatty acids such as omega 3. Oily fish, chicken, almonds and walnuts, olive and sunflower oils, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, avocados, milk, yoghurt, cheese, and eggs are among the healthy fats you can eat. Your brain requires amino acids, which are present in protein, to regulate your thoughts and emotions. It also helps keep you feeling fuller for longer. Include in your diet: lean meat, fish, eggs, cheese, legumes (peas, beans, and lentils), soya products, nuts, and seeds.
In addition, an unstable gut may be an indication that you are feeling emotionally overwhelmed. When you're anxious or stressed, your gut may slow down or speed up. Regular intake of fibre, water, and physical activity is essential for healthy digestion. Fruit, veggies, whole grains, beans, legumes, live yoghurt and other beneficial bacteria can all nourish your microbiome. It is important to eat a wide variety of fruit and vegetables daily to ensure you get the nutrients you need to stay physically and mentally healthy. By eating vegetables and fruit, you can get the minerals, vitamins, and fibre you need.
Hydration; It's possible to become constipated if you don't drink enough fluids. You may also struggle to pay attention or think clearly if you're not hydrated enough. The recommended daily intake is 6-8 Glasses (Roughly 1.2 Litres). Tea and Coffee doesn't count. This brings me to caffeine. Tea, coffee, chocolate, and other processed foods contain caffeine, a substance that provides an immediate surge of energy but then may leave you feeling anxious, sad and unable to sleep.
Author Ashley Roberts
Founder of Vivify Body & Mind