Food and Mood Management

  • “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.

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