How Does Your Diet Affect Your Mood?

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While everyone knows the expression "you are what you eat", many people don't stop to really think about the implications. Our bodies function on the things we put into them, so it shouldn't be a surprise that our diets can have a pretty big impact on our moods.

Now, that's not to say that you can turn into a human mood ring based off of the foods that you eat. But there is a strong likelihood that your eating patterns could be contributing to your overall mood and behavior.

By making a few small food choices, you can take back control of your mood!

You want to stay away from sugary and processed foods that can contribute to anxiety, stress, and negative mood swings. Sure, the sugar can make you feel good temporarily, but after that sugar rush is gone, you can be left feeling even worse.

The best way to improve your mood is by eating a diet consisting of nutrient-rich foods.

The next time you're shopping for foods, try to grab a few more of these items:

  • fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and tuna
  • dark chocolate
  • low-fat yogurt
  • bananas
  • berries
  • oats
  • nuts like almonds, cashews, and peanuts
  • beans

and less of these items:

  • ice cream
  • soda
  • chips
  • sugary breakfast cereals
  • bread

Have you ever noticed any of these foods affecting your mood? Give it a try, and see for yourself how much your diet can impact the way you feel! And don't forget to let us know your results through social media or our email.

**Always consult your doctor before starting any new diet plan.

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