Nutrition and hydration week has fell upon us once again (14-20th March) and the truth is: what we eat, does affect our physical health and impacts on our mood. However, the simple act of eating when hungry has become complicated with the conveyer belt of diets (keto, paleo and low-carb) and the constant revision of nutritional information.
Food is glorious, yet how do we manage our mood with food in a balanced way without using this substance as means of control or to hide emotional pain?
Low blood sugar can cause fatigue and a drop in mood, eating small portions regularly can help to keep your sugar levels steady.
- Eat breakfast
- Eat small and often
- Reduce intake of foods that cause your blood sugar levels to yoyo.
Reports have shown, as our brain is mostly water, drinking fluids increases concentration, allows us to think clearly, and boosts our energy levels.
- Drink between 6–8 glasses of fluid a day.
- Drink Water
- Drink tea, coffee, juices and smoothies in moderation.
Make eating social
Research has shown eating with others enhances connection with people and lifts our mood.
- Set aside one day in the week to eat with family or friends
- Make this time protected, with no external digital distractions
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