“Healthy” food helps to stabilize our moods. A well balanced diet can lower our blood sugar, blood pressure and reduce levels of cortisol…the stress hormone.
Elevated cortisol levels are present in chronic stress, sleep deprivation and depression. Cortisol can also increase the activity of the enzymes that are responsible for laying down belly fat (BMI).
Omega-3s can reduce cortisol levels. An inadequate intake of Omega-3s can have a profound effect on one’s mood. Marine-derived sources have been shown to improve symptoms of depression. Salmon and other types of fish are excellent sources of Omega-3s.
According to researchers, 75% of overeating is caused by our emotions. Therefore, dealing with emotions appropriately is ESSENTIAL.
Focusing our mental energy on food distracts us from facing our feelings.