Food Choices: How they can impact your mood

Did you know that the food choices you make have an impact on your mood? A new study published in the European Journal of Nutrition has found the relationship between the food we eat and our mood.


It was able to find that people who ate a healthy diet had lower chances of experiencing depression. The healthy diet mentioned here covers fresh vegetables and fibres.

“We know that the good bacteria in your gut produces a lot of neurotransmitters implicated in mood, like norepinephrine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA),” said Drew Ramsey, MD, and author of “Eat Complete” based in New York.

Meanwhile, the study was also able to explain why ultra-processed food items might not be best for your mood. These food items are low on essential nutrients like Omega-3 Fatty acids and B vitamins which is crucial for brain health.

So if you want to keep yourself in a good mood, it is better to make some major food choices today. You can include vegetables and whole foods in your diet. Mediterranean diet is also recommended. Practising mindful eating and avoiding sugary and oily food is also something you should do.

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