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Mood Swing Fighting Foods

You have more control over your moods than you think. For some people, a simple tweak in diet can take them off the therapist’s couch.

Calm Your Nerves

Feeling a little nuts? That may be because you’re not getting enough bananas, or potassium overall. Electrolytes such as Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium help deliver oxygen to the brain and is important for the nervous system. If you’re feeling on edge or not thinking straight, try these:

Papaya

Cantaloupe

Prunes

Raisins

Mango

Oranges

Pears

Sweet Potatoes

Avocado

Tomatoes

Asparagus

Pumpkin

Mushrooms

Brussels Sprouts

Pumpkin Seeds

Spinach

Swiss Chard

Soy Beans

Salmon

Sunflower Seeds

Sesame Seeds

Halibut

Black Beans

Navy Beans

Low-Fat cottage Cheese

Low-Fat Milk

Low-Fat Yogurt

Orange Juice

Soy Milk

Cereal

Healthy Brain Function

Vitamin B is important for brain function and development. Instead of banging the keyboard over your 2pm funk, reach for some of these snacks:

Broccoli

Brussel Sprouts

Spinach

Eggs

Brown Rice

Wheat Germ

Soybeans

Turkey

Tuna

Bananas

Potatoes

Chili Pepper

Omega-3 Fatty Acids are also essential for optimal brain function. Since your body can not produce Omega-3’s, get them from these foods:

Flaxseed

Cashews

Walnuts

Almonds

Hazelnuts

Peanuts

Pecans

Brazil Nuts

Salmon

Herring

Tuna

Halibut

Anchovies

Sardines

 

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