Have you ever felt like total crap?
Like no matter what you do, you can’t seem to feel good?
Are you craving a lot of sweets or starches lately?
I know this place all too well. While recovering from clinical depression, I learned about the relationship between food and mood, and how our lifestyle plays a big role in our emotional health.
If your blood sugar is on a roller coaster from eating too much processed sugar, refined carbs and artificial ingredients, you’re more likely to feel emotionally imbalanced and cranky. Keeping your blood sugar steady and your digestive tract running smoothly with natural ingredients will do wonders for your overall mood. Plus, the nutrients you get in healthy foods can influence your brain neurotransmitters like serotonin, GABA and dopamine.
Here are easy 6 ways to improve your mood with food:
- Consume foods rich in folic acid and Vitamin B12
- Eat more fresh, organic fruits and veggies
- Choose selenium-rich foods
- Consume more omega-3 fatty acids
- Get a daily dose of Vitamin D
- Make dark chocolate or raw cacao your new indulgence
Also, daily practices such as gratitude journaling, meditation and exercise can have dramatic benefits for your emotional health and help to increase feelings of optimism, joy and appreciation.
These are just a few functional practices, food tips, and life strategies from my new Hay House lifestyle guide, Eaternity. Order before April 12th and you’ll get four bonus gifts, including three exclusive videos, a complimentary ebook “The Ultimate Morning Routine” and be entered to win my $3,000 kitchen reboot giveaway:
Once you start eating more of the right foods and taking good care of your brain chemistry, you may be amazed at how much better you feel in a short period of time. It’s way easier (and more delicious) than you think!
Much love and light always,