Foods and Mood

Food impacts our mood


Are you more irritable than usual or depressed? The foods you eat may have something to do with it. According to Dr. Khursheed Jeejeebhoy, a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto,  certain foods are often associated with a feeling of happiness and an optimistic mood.

In the Medical Post, he says studies show that a breakfast low in calories, carbohydrates and fat, but high in fibre, gives a boost to happiness and helps memory. If you’re having a gloomy day, eat  foods that release serotonin such as whole grains, high fibre cereals, bananas and avocados, chicken, rice and potatoes.

On the other hand, if you’re feeling sluggish, you need Dopamine and norepinephrine, which means you should eat protein such as meat, chicken, fish, nuts, soy products, eggs and dairy products.

But remember, overeating, regardless of the amount of protein in a meal, is a prime cause of drowsiness.

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