Foods for Moods

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http://positivetranceformations.com.au/blog/foods-for-moods/ The body–mind link is undeniable, and what we eat can affect our moods. Eating to make ourselves feel better can become a problem when it becomes comfort eating or food addiction, but eating to restore low blood sugar levels can be a simple solution for beating stress and feeling better. So can eating foods that are rich in tryptophan, the amino acid needed to build serotonin, the brain chemical that makes us relax and feel peaceful. Chocolate (in moderation – 50 g of dark chocolate daily) is an excellent source of tryptophan but there are many other common and delicious foods that are also good sources of tryptophan.

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Foods for Moods:

Foods for Moods

The mind–body connection is something that you can’t deny. :

The mind–body connection is something that you can’t deny . 

We all know that what we think and feel has an effect on what our bodies do. :

We all know that what we think and feel has an effect on what our bodies do . 

If you have been suffering from a stress-related disorder or mental problem (which is why you are thinking about hypnotherapy) then you know exactly what this means.:

If you have been suffering from a stress-related disorder or mental problem (which is why you are thinking about hypnotherapy) then you know exactly what this means .

. You know how stress, anxiety and panic make your stomach clench and your heart race. You know how fear makes you feel sick and off your food. :

. You know how stress, anxiety and panic make your stomach clench and your heart race . You know how fear makes you feel sick and off your food. 

The way we feel often affects the way we eat, and the way we eat also affects our moods. :

The way we feel often affects the way we eat, and the way we eat also affects our moods.  

This is often one reason why emotional eating (comfort eating), where people eat more than they know they should in order to deal with a negative emotion, is so powerful and can become quite an addiction. What you eat really does make you feel better.:

This is often one reason why emotional eating (comfort eating) , where people eat more than they know they should in order to deal with a negative emotion, is so powerful and can become quite an addiction. What you eat really does make you feel better.

In a nutshell, comfort eating is a reaction to a negative situation and an attempt to fill an emotional gap or heal an emotional wound by stuffing it with food.:

In a nutshell, comfort eating is a reaction to a negative situation and an attempt to fill an emotional gap or heal an emotional wound by stuffing it with food.

if you have this sort of problem, the chances that you are hitting the salad in excess as a form of comfort eating is unlikely – it’s always the sweet, the fatty and the starchy that we turn to in this sort of situation.:

if you have this sort of problem, the chances that you are hitting the salad in excess as a form of comfort eating is unlikely – it’s always the sweet, the fatty and the starchy that we turn to in this sort of situation.

Possibly this is because these foods are associated with celebrations and eating them is an attempt to recapture the positive feelings of a celebration to replace the negative emotions. :

Possibly this is because these foods are associated with celebrations and eating them is an attempt to recapture the positive feelings of a celebration to replace the negative emotions. 

dealing with the underlying emotional problem or unhappiness is the solution, which has to be done by working with the deep parts of the psyche.:

dealing with the underlying emotional problem or unhappiness is the solution, which has to be done by working with the deep parts of the psyche.

But if we feel a bit run down and under stress, eating the right foods in the right quantities can really help. :

But if we feel a bit run down and under stress, eating the right foods in the right quantities can really help . 

It’s very common for people to get cranky, irritable, snappish and emotional when their blood sugar levels run low. :

It’s very common for people to get cranky, irritable, snappish and emotional when their blood sugar levels run low.

Having a wee bite or two when you’re like this is certainly going to make you feel better.:

Having a wee bite or two when you’re like this is certainly going to make you feel better.

However, blood sugar levels are just a small part of the equation when it comes to foods and moods. :

However, blood sugar levels are just a small part of the equation when it comes to foods and moods. 

Some foods are better at boosting your mood than others. :

Some foods are better at boosting your mood than others. 

And certain foods stimulate the production of serotonin, similar to the way that other foods (especially coffee) stimulate adrenaline.  :

And certain foods stimulate the production of serotonin , similar to the way that other foods (especially coffee) stimulate adrenaline.  

his is because these foods contain an amino acid that is used for building serotonin.:

his is because these foods contain an amino acid that is used for building serotonin.

 And certain foods stimulate the production of serotonin, similar to the way that other foods (especially coffee) stimulate adrenaline. :

 And certain foods stimulate the production of serotonin, similar to the way that other foods (especially coffee) stimulate adrenaline. 

As an added advantage, serotonin is needed to promote good sleep, so foods containing tryptophan make excellent suppers or bedtime snacks as a way of ensuring good sleep and promoting relaxation.:

As an added advantage, serotonin is needed to promote good sleep , so foods containing tryptophan make excellent suppers or bedtime snacks as a way of ensuring good sleep and promoting relaxation.

Read More information about comfort eating and how it can be prevented at positivetranceformations.com.au:

Read More information about comfort eating and how it can be prevented at positivetranceformations.com.au

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