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How the food you eat affects your mood

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It is well known that what you eat affects your mood. The part that a lot of people don’t understand is how the food that you eat affects your mood. When you have nutritional imbalances or blood sugar fluctuations more often than not mood swings are sure to follow. If your body and mind aren’t getting the fuel they need they will not function properly.

Here is a quick overview of the types of foods that you should be incorporating into your diet to help you feel your best.

  • Fiber-rich food like fruits and vegetables will help you avoid sugar rushes and crashes.
  • Whole foods that don’t contain preservatives, food colorings, or other additives. These additives have been shown to increase hyperactivity and depression
  • Foods that contain antioxidants can improve your mood and have also been shown to decrease inflammation.
  • Fermented foods like kimchi, kombucha, miso, and tempeh are loaded with probiotics. Probiotics are a type of live bacteria that are good for digestion.

Join a Registered Dietitian for our May Workshop to learn how to determine what type of foods will help improve your mood and what types will impair it. Choosing foods that have been shown to increase your mood will take a bit of extra effort but it is totally worth it. We can also recommend a few healthy alternatives for those who struggle with behaviors that lead to unhealthy eating.

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May 26
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm