Food for Good Mood
We are all different and our individual biochemistry will determine how certain foods make us feel. Many of us regularly consume food for which we have an intolerance. This will have a negative effect on mood, energy and long term health. By working closely with a Nutritional Therapist, you can identify such harmful foods and eliminate them from your diet and in many cases this can be life changing.
Blood sugar balance is vital for stable mood and energy. Certain foods and drinks which cause spikes in blood sugar will also affect mood. Caffeine, highly refined carbohydrates like cakes, cookies, sugary drinks and many convenience foods will have this effect. A wholefood, fibre rich diet with plenty of good quality protein and fats will maintain stable blood sugars and therefore promote a more balanced mind.
Determine trigger foods and avoid them
Avoid refined sugars, caffeine and alcohol in the diet.
Green tea is high in L-theanine, an amino acid that has significant anti-anxiety effects.
Include good quality protein in every meal.