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How Does Your Diet Affect Your Mood?

How Does Your Diet Affect Your Mood?

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 big impact on our moods.

Now, that's not to say that you can turn into a human mood ring based off the foods that you eat. However, there is a strong likelihood that your eating patterns could be contributing either positively or negatively to your overall mood and behavior. And by making a few small food choices, you can take control of your mood!

Here are a few common moods / emotions and which foods are directly linked to those feelings! Then, its up to you to pick the foods that align best with your mood goals:

Happiness & Joy

1. Salmon

2. Mushrooms

3. Dark chocolate

4. Probiotics (yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut etc.)

5. Vitamin C (fruits & vegetables)
 

Sadness

1. Diet sodas

2. White bread

3. Caffeine

4. Alcohol

5. Processed foods

Anger

1. Tomatoes

2. Greasy foods

3. Eggplant

4. Broccoli & Cauliflower

Sleepiness

1. Figs

2. Pistachios

3. String cheese

4. Herbal teas

5. Oatmeal

6. Turkey

Alertness

1. Fried foods

2. Peppermint

3. Spicy foods

4. Coffee

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 on social media!


Sources:

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/health/a24269281/7-easy-ways-to-feel-more-energised/

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutrition/g796/sleep-inducing-foods/

https://www.bustle.com/p/9-foods-that-can-cause-anger-anxiety-spaciness-according-to-eastern-medicine-8781580

https://www.webmd.com/depression/ss/slideshow-avoid-foods-anxiety-depression