January 12, 2012

31 Reasons To Love January – #12

12. Moody Food

Have you ever wondered why supermodels always look so angry and serious? Well, this is just a guess, but it’s probably because they’re very hungry. Like it or not, what you eat directly affects the way you feel.

Making the slightest change to your diet can bring about major changes to the brain structure and chemistry; basically, eating the right foods can improve your mood.

An easy, and delicious, addition to your diet should be fish. Omega3, found in fish and some veggies (like broccoli or red kidney beans) is believed to be a mood stabiliser and promote better mental health. If you’re a strictly non-fish eater, then nuts and lentils can provide both the Omega3 and protein needed to stimulate your brain. So whether you’d prefer our Sea Bass al Cartoccio or Insalata Super…we’ve got your mood boosters covered.

For those of us that get a bit peckish between meals, choose your snacks wisely. Bananas have some serious mood-lifting potential; after the quick boost from the fructose, the fibre will help you sustain energy and keep your mood stable. No midday slump for you! If you’re craving something sweeter, try dipping it in melted dark chocolate for a little mood-lifting fondue.

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