It had been said that eating satisfying food can improve the mood of a person. The choices that we make when it comes to food affect the chemical reactions inside our body. There are some women who claim that if they have their per-menstrual syndrome they are craving so much food, more commonly sweets, delicacies, and chocolates. Ice cream makes people feel better. For healthier options, what should we grab and toss in our grocery bag?
Here are some of the list of food items that can spare you from anger issues because one is “hangry” or angry because you are hungry.
Basically, processed foods should be avoided. It is no longer a surprise that fruits and vegetables should be on top of your list because it contains antioxidants which lower your risk in developing depression. For example, citrus fruits such as orange and lemon as well as dark green leafy vegetables affect the neurotransmitters that impact mood. If you are tired of cooking vegetable meals and eating fresh green salads, you can try mixing fruits and vegetables and make smoothies.
Chocoholic is good!
Chocolates, especially dark chocolates which are healthier, came as no surprise as well. It reduces cortisol levels in the body which is the chemical responsible for stress. In return, it increases endorphins which are responsible for a more positive and happy outlook. Cacao fruit where the chocolate came from is also a healthy choice. It can even be available in the form of cacao nibs. Not only it is flavorful but happiness in the tongue spreads all over your body.
Do not skip meals
Most people get cranky and moody when they are hungry. Having a regular schedule when it comes to meals and knowing your body will be helpful. Take small frequent meals or if you are living a busy lifestyle and have hectic schedules; make it a point that you have light snacks that come in handy such as crackers in your pocket or candy. In that way, you will not be hypoglycemic, avoid a headache and being moody.
On the dot
Most of the people get cranky and moody when they are hungry. Having a regular schedule when it comes to meals and knowing your body will be helpful. Take small frequent meals or if you are living a busy lifestyle and have hectic schedules, make it a point that you have light snacks that come in handy such as crackers in your pocket or candy. In that way, you will not be hypoglycemic, avoid a headache and being moody.
Take vitamins or supplements
Studies have shown that Vitamin D improves the mood of the person. That is why when it is gloomy, some people get depressed when they are not exposed to the sun. Of course, seasons like winter or autumn have less sunny days. In addition, fish oil from fish also improves our state mind because it contains Omega 3. Salmon is a good choice as it contains high sources of Omega 3.
It is no wonder health care professionals are instructing or recommending food and diet modification in fighting psychological problems such as depression and anxiety. This is because food choices have a great influence in our mental wellness; and when being sick and not physically healthy or constantly exhausted affects the mood of a person. Plan your meals that can help you feel better. So the next time you walk through the grocery aisles, make sure that you are choosing well because good food equals good mood.