Foods That Worsens Every Type Of Bad Mood
It is easy for people to correlate bad moods to palpable circumstances such as getting stuck in a traffic jam, failing a test where you studied hard for, a lousy dinner date or even a quarrel with your parents or friends. The list goes on and on but little do people know that some foods can actually affect the mood as well. Bad moods can range from feelings of sadness, being upset and agitated and being hyperactive or excessively tired and lifeless for no apparent reason.
While we always hear of healthy recipes that are good for us in many ways like omega-3 rich fish being good for the heart and antioxidants found in fruits help keep people looking and feeling young, on the other end of the wide variety of foods that we eat, there are some foods that can actually be bad for us. The unfortunate thing is that these usually taste good!
The thing to consider when you consume food not only for day-to-day survival and sustenance but also to make you healthy in mind and body, is to make it a sustainable lifestyle and not something that is time bound and unrealistic. A person’s blood sugar level is something to look out for especially if he or she is diabetic. Consuming healthy low glycemic foods rich in fiber keeps one’s blood sugar levels from going on peaks and drops that can affect one’s health and mood.
Excessively sugary sweets eaten in large quantities is obviously bad and can oftentimes be downright dangerous for diabetics. And for young children, it can lead to hyperactivity, irritability and a slew of other nasty moods. Keep these things to a reasonable amount and have the little ones drink lots of water to wash the sugar down. Better yet, have them munch on something healthier like fresh or dried fruits and whole grain snacks.
When one consumes a lot of heavily processed foods loaded with fat, sodium, chemical additives, it can create a toll on the digestive and other organ systems and the effects of this strain leads to foul moods. While some think that indulging in burgers and fries or hot fudge sundaes relieve stress and make one happy, too much of it can lead to the opposite in the long run. People with obesity primarily caused by excessive eating oftentimes struggle physically with their weight as well as dealing with society. Some would get irritable when friends and loved ones show their concern. They likewise get frustrated when they try to lose weight but give in to the temptation of their favorite foods.
Perhaps a good way to start eating more healthily and reduce bad mood swings is to assess the foods regularly eaten and gradually incorporate healthier items. What’s important is to still make the eating process enjoyable so as not to complicate things further with feelings of deprivation and disgust.