How Good Nutrition Can Help Your Mood

It is interesting to learn how much the food we eat can affect our mood. I think it’s no accident that since the advent of lots of processed food with added sugar in the Western diet, depression and other mood disorders have dramatically risen.

Let’s look at a couple of key ingredients and nutrients that have been shown to directly affect our mood.

OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS I’m sure you’ve heard about this fatty acid that’s found in fatty fish and certain seeds and nuts. There’s another fatty acid called Omega 6 and from what I’ve read there’s an important balance between omega 3 and omega 6 that needs to happen.

VITAMIN D We then to get the blues more in winter when we can’t get outside and get some sun.

B VITAMINS Being happy takes energy and a key ingredient in making sure we get the energy we need from our foods are B vitamins.

MAGNESIUM Last but not least let’s talk about magnesium. This is starting to become more and more of an issue as our soils are magnesium depleted and less of this mineral makes it into our food.

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