Thursday, April 9, 2009

Good Food For Your Mood

What you eat can affect your mood. You are what you eat. Eating right food with well balanced diet regularly is important for body and mind health. The moods of us are related to the production or utilization of some brain chemicals. Natural chemicals in foods can change the way we feel. Food influences neurotransmitters by attaching to brain cells and modify the way they behave. This opens pathways to those cells so that other mood-altering chemicals can come through the gates and attach themselves to brain cells.

You have to enjoy your foods delicately. No force to eat if you loathe the food. Facing certain foods that you hate is a small form of stress. Eating under stressful conditions should be avoided. Arguments and bad moods while eating. lead to digestive disorders.

Just take a look to this example which is linked to eating habbit. Japanese people can be forced to eat oriental food (Chinese food). And so for Chinese people, they can be forced to eat Japanese food if they are not accustomed to. This is can affect their mood. If they hate the food, bad mood will appear. They can’t eat that food for more or get digestive disorder. Someone have to adapt for certain new food. Sometimes some people may not eat that new food forever.

You can try these foods I f you want these moods. These are great recipes from
Chill Out - Try whole grain cereals, legumes, nuts, poultry, fish, meat eggs,
milk and other dairy products, fresh fruits and fresh vegetables.
What They Do - They contain antioxidants such as Vitamin A, beta-carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, selenium, zinc, copper and manganese, which are also
anti-stress nutrients.

Make Cooler - Try whole grain - from cereals to pasta and white rice, dried beans, nuts, fish, eggs, milk, fresh fruits and vegetables.
What They Do - They contain water-soluble vitamins like B-complex vitamins especially thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine and cobalamin, which aid in the proper functioning of the brain and the nervous system, by improving the blood circulation to the brain and converting the food we eat into energy that the brain can use. B-vitamins enhance the functioning of the brain neurotransmitters and improve the ability to think, reason, learn and imagine.

Get Energized! - Try green vegetables, peas, pumpkin, broccoli and others, which are rich in minerals.
What They Do - They contain minerals such as iron, manganese and potassium, which counter anemia. Anemia (common among young women) causes weariness, affecting physical as well as the mental health.

Push PMS Away - Try dairy products like milk, curd, buttermilk, yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese, broccoli
and dried fruits especially figs.
What They Do - They are rich in calcium, which not only helps bone development, but can also prevent
those dark moods during premenstrual days as well as menstrual cravings. Calcium helps the nervous system especially in the impulse transmission. It thus helps maintain a balanced and calm mind.

Get Happy - Try green vegetables such as spinach and meat, seafood and bananas.
What They Do - They contain magnesium which aids in fighting gloominess, misery and
confused states of mind.

Be Calm - Try beetroot, cabbage, celery, fruits and fresh vegetables.
What They Do - Fiber in these foods ensures a good bowel movement. Irregular bowel movements cause irritability and quick temper.


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  2. I think the most important thing ist that you eat as natural as possible. Cooking yourself is much better than buying convenience food. Fast food should be eaten very rarely, and fruits are a better snack than chocolate or something like this. The healthier you eat, the better you feel! Try it and you´ll soon feel much more energetic than before!


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