An ad hoc diet can help to lift your mood.
Yes, diet affects mood
No skepticism: modify some habits food can really impact our mental state, as confirmed by an authoritative research conducted this year by the University of Manchester. By comparing the data of over , British scholars have in fact discovered that the improvement of the diet (ie no junk food, in favor of fresh and non-preserved foods, rich in nutrients and fiber) has had a positive effect also on mental health , alleviating depressive symptoms and anxiety states.
How Laura Quinti, nutritionist and consultant at Terme di Saturnia Spa & amp; Golf Resort , "foods, by virtue of their nutrients, are able to influence our physiology and our mood, being of great help in case of change of habits (see the return entry at work) or in seasonal passes . If you suffer from post vacation blues banished from the fridge and dispenses industrial foods, processed and preserved: they bring the tissues into acidosis, cause inflammation in the body, block the metabolism favoring the 'weight gain and imbalance the values of insulin and thyroid. And don't seek compensation in sugary foods and refined carbohydrates, like white bread and baked goods. These foods activate a mechanism whereby, immediately after a momentary sense of fulfillment, returns hunger , with a free-falling mood. Remember that even the very salty foods are enemies of good humor , as they increase blood pressure and irritability ".
So, what to eat in case of sadness and exhaustion given by the return to work? We collected the draft from the nutritionist Quinti. P.S. We are all in the same boat in September.
Precursor of serotonin, also known as the happiness hormone, tryptophan is an essential amino acid that regulates various functions, such as sleep, mood, appetite, sexual desire, memory. It is found in oilseeds, rice, potatoes, pineapple, eggs, salmon, white meat, but also in milk and dairy products.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter produced by the brain and adrenal glands and is responsible for controlling the motivational state of each of us. To stock up (and increase the sense of pleasure), it is worth bringing to the table legumes, eggs, poultry, fish and green leafy vegetables.
When this precious mineral is scarce, there is a mental and physical fatigue and lack of attention. Reminder: it is found in abundance in seafood, liver, spinach, broccoli and, in general, in dark green leafy vegetables.
Friend of good sleep and mood, magnesium is contained in dried fruit (above all, almonds), in flax seeds, sunflower and pumpkin, in spinach and in delicious chocolate. This last food, which is also rich in tryptophan and theobromine, is an antidepressant par excellence (choose it, however, of good quality and dark).
There is vitamin B1, contained in whole grains, oatmeal, brewer's yeast, pork, eggs, potatoes, cauliflower and oranges, and vitamin B9, or folic acid, found in green leafy vegetables , sprouts, whole grains, offal, citrus fruits and nuts. In both cases the mood benefits.
Important at this stage are also the famous Omega 3, beneficial fatty acids found in marine fish such as tuna, sardines, salmon and anchovies (but also seafood, walnuts, flax seeds). Highly recommended for anxiety and depressive symptoms.
Always before the class, vitamin C is not only a friend of beauty, but plays an important protective action on the nervous system. In addition to citrus fruits, you can find it in abundance in red fruits such as raspberries, blueberries and currants, as well as kiwis and strawberries. "
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To complete your dietary intake, we at Forlive recommend:
Precursor of serotonin, also known as the happiness hormone, tryptophan is found in oilseeds such as CRUDE MACADAMIA NUTS Forlive.
When this precious mineral is scarce, there is a mental and physical fatigue and lack of attention. You can help the diet with FERRO COMPLEX Terranova.
Friend of good sleep and mood: MAGNESIO COMPLEX or SMOOTH MAG Terranova
Dopamine takes care of controlling the motivational status of each of us. To stock up, bring green leafy vegetables to the table and help yourself with LIFE DRINK Terranova.
Always before the class, vitamin C is not only a friend of beauty, but plays an important protective action on the nervous system, and then: VITAMIN C COMPLEX Terranova.
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