Can Food Affect Your Mood?
Individual food choices may make a difference in how you feel mentally and emotionally from day to day Mood-boosting foods include dark chocolate, purple berries, coffee, bananas, omega-3 fats and turmeric (curcumin) Foods linked to poor mood include sugar, wheat (gluten) and processed foods A whole-food-based diet, including fermented foods to optimize your gut flora, will support positive mood and mental health By Dr. Mercola It's widely known that your mood can trigger food cravings, cause you to overeat or kill your appetite entirely. But the opposite also holds true in that the food you eat can make or break your mood. This is apparent not only in the minutes after you've eaten but also over time, as your diet helps to shape your mental health from the inside out. How Does Food Impact Your Mood? I simply cannot overstate the importance of your food choices when it comes to your mental health. In a very real sense, you have TWO brains—one in your head, and one in your gut—both of which are created from the same tissue during fetal development. These two systems are connected via your vagus nerve, the tenth cranial nerve that runs from your brain stem down to your abdomen. I Continue reading >>