Can Food Affect Your Mood?(Cont’d)

March 2, 2001

If you find your moods and energy levels vary a great deal you may need to look more closely at what you are consuming.

Low Energy Foods

Chips, crisps, Turkish bread, all sweets, most breakfast cereals, yogurts, pasta, all simple carbohydrates, milk products, biscuits.

High energy foods

Veges, nuts, beans, potatoes, brown rice, meat, fish, fruit, sugar free breads.

Your aim is to become more aware of what you’re eating. Look at what is in the foods you consume and be careful to note the sugar content.

Cut out processed foods, refined sugars and cut down on carbohydrates. Eat a lots of vegetables, fruit and protein rich foods.

The aim is to find those foods that support you; provide you with the energy to do everything you would like to do.

And don’t forget about exercise

Alongside eating foods that support you exercise is a must to maintain vitality. If you do not already exercise regularly, now is the time to start. You don’t need to become a gym junkie, even just walking to work can make a difference. Whatever is easiest is for you is your best option.

For more information check out Potatoes not Prozac by Kathleen Desmaisons, available at all good bookstores nationally.

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