Yes it affects the body’s metabolism, hormones and neurotransmitters (mood chemicals that are produced in the brain), and these in turn influence our emotions, concentration and energy.
You know that if you eat a sweet snack, such as a candy bar or a sugary donut, you’ll get a spike of energy, soon followed by a crashing low. Sugar highs and lows are just one of the many ways food can affect how you feel.
But have you ever considered which eating habits and specific foods might help you to feel happier and more energized.
As we know serotonin, the mood –enhancer Chemical that regulates hunger so we must include food which support hormones and increase serotonin levels.
Proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins in foods work to keep our metabolism, hormones and neurotransmitters in check, which also balances our moods.
- Must include quality proteins such as milk and milk products, eggs, pulses, soya, proteins are extremely essential to reduce hormonal imbalance. Specially soya proteins act as plant estragon and helps in keeping estragon levels healthy.
- Pumpkin seeds, leafy greens and almonds are rich source of Magnesium, which act as calming mineral. a study in Medical Hypotheses suggests supplementing with 150 milligrams of magnesium a day to elevate moods. And to aid in sleep, snack on almonds and pumpkin seeds, which are both high in calming, sleep-enhancing gamma aminobutyric acid and tryptophan.
- Load up your diet in vitamin B complex such as folate found in beans, peas, sunflower seeds, spinach egg yolks , vitamin B6 found in green leafy vegetables and seeds nuts, Vitamin B12 is found in non-vegetarian food . These B vitamins work to keep homocysteine levels low. Homocysteine is an amino acid produced by the body, and high levels can be a predictor of depression, especially in women. Vitamin B6 aids the adrenal glands in producing adrenalin, which controls your body’s fight-or-flight response to stress. In addition Vitamin B6 may also relieve PMS symptoms.
- Eat all types of fruits daily in mid meals to keep you healthy and active all the day
- Must include salad in main meals. The fiber present in salad keeps you full and satisfied.
- Include fish and flax seeds in diet to get omega 3 fatty acids.
- Avoid hydrogenated fat and processed food.
- Must avoid roadside chat pakodies and other salty food.
- Never drink carbonated drink
- Avoid alcohol and smoking