Updated: Apr 16
Food Talks, What is the Mood Food Relationship?
There are several studies that show the connection between the brain and the gut. Certain foods stimulate specific moods based on the hormones contained in that food group.
Don't ignore the side effects of an ineffective diet. It affects the ability to sleep, control anxiety, think clearly, energize, as well as rationalize. Focus on identifying mood-boosting, mentally stimulating foods and recipes. Mood-boosting foods include fish, fermented foods, nuts, fruits and vegetables, beans, and peas. The next time you are not feeling your best, ask yourself what have you been eating?
Keys to Success
Take an inventory of how you eat and identify foods that may be triggering undesired emotions. The book, The Happy Kitchen, by Rachel Kelly and Alice Mackintosh, is a good read that goes into this topic. If you would like support in this area, please reach out to us for a consultation. Taking into consideration how your food may be making you feel is a great start. This process takes time, so be patient with yourself and stay consistent.