Did you know that the type of foods you consume can affect your over all mood? Whether it be to help you live your best life or spend an entire month on the couch, foods play a massive role in your overall well being and health more than the average person knows.
Foods Rich in Omega-3
Omega 3 has a fatty acid known as DHA which is important for brain development growing up. It also helps us to think better and decreases inflammation in the brain which relieves your brain of any stress increasing your overall mood. Reduced depression and anxiety are also positive by-products of consuming Omega-3.
You can find Omega-3 in seafood (salmon mackerel algae), berries and nuts and dark leafy vegetables (spinach, kale, romaine).
Alcohol & Caffeine
Consuming alcohol and caffeine in moderation won’t cause much harm but consuming them regularly damages your body and mental health. This creates an over production of cortisol known as a stress hormone. An increase in the cortisol hormone creates stress for the brain. This is dangerous because it can cause parts of the brain to shrink and possible depression.