Feeling Sad: Feeling sad and depressed? But change your eating habits

Feeling Sad: Feeling sad and depressed?  But change your eating habits

Very few people know that there is a connection between food and mental state. The food we eat can make us feel happy, sad and lonely. That’s why experts say a balanced, nutrient-rich diet is important for both physical health and mental well-being. Some people eat chocolates when they are angry. It is a feeling that the anger will subside. But if you eat the same chocolate when you have a headache, the pain will increase. That is why there is a link between food and mood.

If you eat food that lacks important nutrients like vitamins, minerals, omega 3 fatty acids, amino acids, it will hinder the release of serotonin and dopamine hormones. It seriously affects the mood. These imbalances are often associated with feelings of sadness, anxiety, and loneliness. A variety of foods including fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats can support both brain function and mood.

Fluctuations in sugar levels

Unhealthy, sugary foods. Or frequent consumption of processed foods can cause fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Consuming too many calories can affect mood. Balanced meals and snacks with carbohydrates, lean proteins and healthy fats should be preferred. Only then will the blood sugar levels remain stable. Feelings of frustration and loneliness are reduced.

Gut-brain connection

It is surprising to everyone that there is a connection between the gut and the brain. But the brain can work actively only if the stomach is healthy. Serotonin and dopamine are happy hormones. These have a significant impact on mood and well-being. It is affected by diet. Processed foods and low fiber foods can disrupt gut health. It affects neurotransmitter production. Consuming fiber rich foods, prebiotics and probiotics will keep the stomach healthy. Then the brain will do its work comfortably.

Social and Psychological Aspects

Sharing meals with loved ones, eating with a pleasant smile and enjoying the food you eat give mental satisfaction. Apart from that, there is a possibility of going into depression if you do food restriction, eating food you don’t like, and eating alone.

It cannot be said that every person’s food needs are the same. Everyone has different preferences. No psychological problems will arise if they follow the diet according to the dietitium. Whole, nutrient-dense foods regulate emotions. Physical health improves mental well-being.

 Note: Information collected from various studies, researches and health journals is provided here as usual for your understanding. This information is not a substitute for medical care or treatment. If you have any doubts regarding health, you should definitely consult a doctor. For the items mentioned in this article, “ABP Country”, ‘ABP Network’ Note that no liability is assumed.

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