Mood and Food
It is well known that our eating patterns can cause mood swings. Blood sugar fluctuations and nutritional imbalances are often to blame and without a steady source of fuel from the foods we eat, our mind and bodies don’t function well.
The gut-brain connection is a growing area of research as evidence documents the role that the gut microbiome plays in the production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, associated with mood regulation, so a diet rich in fiber, probiotics and extra virgin olive oil can potentially have a positive impact on your mood.
Chronic inflammation, often linked to diets with a high content of sugar, processed foods or unhealthy fats has been implicated in mood disorders, such as depression. So, a diet rich in anti-inflammatory food including certain fruit, vegetables, omega-3-rich foods and extra virgin olive oil are likely contributors to reduced inflammation and improved mood.
The quality of your diet matters to support your physical and mental health, so where possible, don’t cut corners on quality ingredients – they make a genuine difference.
With so much out of our control, at least we can take this matter in hand and improve our lives and our mental well-being.