What Impact Does Food Have on Your Mood?


What's your Food Mood?  You're feeling fine, going about your day, but by late afternoon you're pooped and maybe a bit irritated. Certainly it could be work, the kids, or life's aggravations, but it could also be what you're eating. What you eat has an absolute impact on not just how we physically feel but emotionally as well. Studies have show that diets high in saturated fat could increase the risk of depression. While eating the right fats (nuts, olive oil, fax seed, walnuts, avocado) could make you feel happier.

Too much sugar - we see the bouncing off the walls effect it has on children. In adults this can translate into depression and/or anxiety. And some foods have both a positive and negative effect at the same time. Dark chocolate for instance has fat and sugar, yet it's full of antioxidants that protect your cells. The bottom line - Check your mood in your kitchen. What you're eating may have more to do with what you think than you think. Clean your nutrition and the influence will be far reaching.

by Heather Frey
, Founder and President of SmashFit.com, Motivationalist, CPT, Writer, Artist, Spokesperson, Fitness Model, National Figure Competitor

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