Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Food Affects Mood

It seems rather obvious, but how much thought do we really give to what we eat, how often we exercise or how much time we spend in front of the computer or TV? And how does it affect how we feel?

You know that what you eat affects your health, but it can also affect your mood, level of alertness and your perception of pain. If your diet is filled with simple carbohydrates (sugar, white flour, pasta or rice) there’s a good chance you may suffer from memory loss, depression and (of course) weight gain.
If you add complex carbohydrates (whole grains like quinoa, brown rice, etc.), fruits, vegetables and lean protein, your mood and your focus might improve – and so will your productivity. Keep checking back to this article for links to new recipes designed to help do just that. In the meantime, the currently posted recipes are a good start.

What else can you do to improve your mood? Essential oils, meditation, yoga, exercise and massage (of course!) do a fantastic job lifting your spirits. We’ll discuss all of these topics in upcoming posts. In the meantime, feel free to e-mail or comment on any of them and I’ll gladly supply you with information.

I’m off to the gym!

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