Mood Food!

cvghWhether you want to embrace your joyful state or keep a bad mood at bay, your food in take can play a huge role in how your emotions develop. Food provides us with nutrients that we need to keep us healthy, but they also affect our mood.

I thought I’d have some fun today and pair food dishes with common personality traits.

Tired

After a long day at work it’s easy to reach for a chocolate to boost your sugar levels, but in reality you’re not doing your body any favours. What you really need is slow release energy foods, like wholegrain bread and pasta. So why not hold out until dinner and enjoy a delicious lasagne dish?

Lazy

We all have those days when we just can’t be bothered. It’s easy to reach for a pizza when this happens, but it’s better for your mood if you opt for protein-rich foods to maximise the good effect. Spanish Chicken is easy to make, high in protein and delicious when you need a little pick-me-up.

Stressed

Life and work can get hectic and stressful at times, but fear not you can solve this with a good meal. Yes, really! Just stick to food rich in nutrients like fresh fruit and vegetables. Enjoy a nice fruit salad – and suddenly everything feels better!

Nervous

If you’ve got a run coming up or something else that you’re feeling nervous about the chances are that you are already feeling the nerves in the pit of your stomach. Don’t go mad on sugars and snacks to settle your nerves. Try a breakfast smoothie instead and a bag of nuts, this will fill you up and leave you feeling ready for anything.

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