Does food affect how you feel?
Eating a sugary product especially a candy or a chocolate can a spike your energy levels. It might improve your mood, and keep you more focused on completing your task. Many people eat chocolates when they feel sad which helps them to improve their mood. However, after a few minutes, you will feel hunger cravings and you eat more sugar products. You will also feel more stress. Plus it also leads to some other bad effects in our body. It will cause obesity diabetes and heart-related health condition in later life. It will also speed up aging and can cause tooth decay.
But have you ever considered other options other than sugary products which might help you to feel happier and more energized?
What things you can do for mood maintenance?
- Eating Healthy
Eating the right foods can improve your mood and also do not harm our body as the sugar products do.
- Avoid the stress of being overweight
If you want to avoid the stress of getting overweight, then you need to maintain your weight within the normal range as per your BMI. Therefore, buy a weighing machine and do a regular checkup in your home.
- Eat often enough
According to research, eating regular meals at the same times every day can maintain your blood sugar levels. Eating at regular intervals will make sure that your body has a regular source of fuel, and this might help you in keeping your mood stable.
- Don’t skip meals
You might be getting late for going to your work, or college; so you might rush out the door without breakfast. This is a huge mistake you do as your body needs a high-calorie breakfast meal than dinner meal. You can skip your dinner, but you should never skip your breakfast. You might also take food in your hand and rush towards your office. Well, to avoid this, you can wake up early and have a healthy breakfast. Skipping meals can make your body less able to absorb food, and you are more likely to overeat at the next meal. Keeping yourself from getting too hungry will lead to a bad mood. Therefore, eat healthily and stay happy.
- Know what to avoid
The biggest bad mood offenders are refined sugar (carbohydrates). Sugars which are present in junk foods, such as candy and sweet beverages such as soda, fruit juice, and syrup can move your blood sugar to spike up and down continuously and thus leaving you with a high energy followed by tiredness; it also increases your hunger. According to research, these junk foods might satisfy your taste, but they won’t help to improve your mood.
White rice and white bread are refined starches which are also not good for our body.
Avoid alcohol as it acts as a depressant and can disturb your sleep.
Foods that put you in a Good Mood
- Brazil nuts
- Chicken and turkey
- Dark chocolate
- Oily fish
Foods that put you in a Bad Mood
- Sugar Products
Author: Hiten Patil
Hiten is Content Writer and He write about all platform like health and wellness related blog and other platform as well