Diet & Wellness

A healthy diet is important in eliminating or battling common physical conditions and illnesses such as obesity and diabetes. But it seems there’s more to proper diet than meets the eye. Recent studies note that good nutrition may be just as pertinent to our mental health and that a number of conditions, including depression, may be influenced by dietary factors.

One of the best and easiest ways to clear your mind from fear, stress and negative thinking is making sure you eat at least three meals each day. This keeps your blood sugar constant as skipping meals, particularly breakfast, causes significant decrease that often manifests in depression, irritability and exhaustion. If you still feel hungry between meals, include a healthy snack of fruits, nuts or cereals.

Yes, it shouldn’t be just any kind of food. Opt for wholegrain cereals, fruits and vegetables instead of foods high in sugar. Sugars are absorbed quickly into the bloodstream and may cause a surge of energy that soon wears off. As a result, people, tend to feel more sluggish. Cereals, fruits and vegetables are also more satisfying compared to processed foods and tend to prevent mood swings.

Make sure that fish and some lean red meat are part of any meal planning, too, because these contain vitamin B12, a nutrient connected with the management of moods. If you don’t like white or red meat, other options for vitamin B12 are yeast extract and soy. These foods also contain vitamins such as thiamin which is associated with control of moods, as well as folate and zinc which reportedly help the moods of depressed patients. Try to include protein at each meal to have a continuous supply of the amino acid tryptophan to the brain. This helps in nourishing the brain and allowing it to regulate the moods.

Eating a wide variety of foods can also keep the diet interesting and prevent a person from feeling deprived. The more varied the diet is, the more likely it is to obtain all the nutrients needed. It also helps people stick to the diet longer because they do not feel the monotony of eating the same foods again and again. Truly, a varied diet is the best not only for long-term weight loss but also in avoiding negative emotions. Consult a nutrition expert if you need a more tailored diet for your body and mind.

May 4, 2016
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Diet and Depression

A healthy diet is important in eliminating or battling common physical conditions and illnesses such as obesity and diabetes. But it seems there’s more to proper diet than meets the eye. Recent studies note that good nutrition may be just as pertinent to our mental health and that a number of conditions, including depression, may be influenced by dietary factors. One of the best and easiest ways to clear your mind from fear, stress and negative thinking is making sure you eat at least three meals each day. This keeps your blood sugar constant as skipping meals, particularly breakfast, causes significant decrease that often manifests in depression, irritability and exhaustion. If you still feel hungry between meals, include a healthy snack […]
April 28, 2016
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Fruits That Burn Fat

Dieting is one of the most constraining practices a person can ever go through, but one that is of utter importance if you want to become healthy and fit. You have to limit and supervise your food intake, a task that probably most of us don’t look forward to. Many people don’t adapt to diet programs easily and that’s understandable since it’s hard to lessen, much more give up, on foods that delight our palate. Good thing fruits can help us in this endeavour. Most of these fresh picks are refreshing, filling and delicious and if you are on a quest to lose weight, know that some of these are excellent in burning body fat, too. One of the most […]
April 21, 2016
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Calories and Weight Loss

Many people try to lose weight by keeping track of their food consumption. Some avoid eating highly fattening foods, others do not eat during certain periods, and there are those who limit their food intake. But whatever your dieting methods are, you are sure to come across the concept of calorie counting. It is a proven tactic in weight loss and getting a good grasp of this is important if you want to get back in shape. Basically, you try to figure out the number behind your daily food intake and compute it against the amount of calories you burn each day. You see, anything you ingest has a corresponding amount of calories that your body will be able to […]
April 11, 2016
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Lose Weight for Free? Try Some Changes in Your Diet

If you want to lose weight without spending on expensive exercise equipment and weight loss products, try making changes in your diet. There is no need to sacrifice all cravings. Eating in moderation and switching to healthier options are proven steps to getting back in shape. Of course, it helps to pair this with activities that are also cost-free like walking or running. Below are diet tips that won’t hurt your wallet. In fact, these may even help you save money. Decrease your sugar intake. This is one of the first and most important steps you need to make in your diet. When craving for sweets, divert your attention to something else. Read a book or watch TV. Look for […]