Food influences Your Mood



We have read enough about food, dietary food, food for diabetes and other food related content .So as part of this food related journey we have identified that food also influences you mood. Obviously the ice cream elevates the child’s mood and the freshly baked pizza with all the toppings is bound to make your mouth water and in turn the very thought of it elevates your mind and leads to  happiness.

Many studies have shown the relationship between physical activity and mental health, and have proven that regular exercise can help relieve depression. An old study conducted by doctors in Canada  and published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 2012 also shows the relationship between the foods you eat and your mental health.

The study shows that the amounts of calories, carbohydrates, fiber, fat, and vitamins and minerals in people’s diets relate closely to their mood and mental function. This is important evidence of just how important good nutrition is, not only for your physical health but also your mental health. The doctors propose more research to understand just how exactly food affects mood. Most people, especially those who experience mood disorders, may need to improve their diet and eat more nutritious, unprocessed, natural foods. Including fresh fruits, veggies, leafy vegetables and lean meats in your diet is very important and an oft repeated sermon. The difference is you could make these more palatable by cooking them in a healthy and appealing style to suit your palate. You could also consider meeting a dietitian or nutrition expert for more help. Try alternate healing processes like Naturopathy to experience this. At the end of the day you are what you eat and a healthy body leads to a healthy mind!