How You Can Lift Your Mood With Good Nutrition
Waking up to cold, frosty mornings, whilst being in a national lockdown can really lower our moods. Our moods can be easily increased with a nutritious diet. A healthy gut, a healthy mind. The gut affects our mood and mental health, so fuelling your body with a nutritious meal can be the key to happiness and a proactive mind. Having a nutritious meal is all about having a balanced diet, ensuring your body absorbs a range of nutrients. These nutrients have the ability to increase your mood, lift your spirits and fuel your mind.
Exposure to sunlight provides our bodies with Vitamin-D. As we experience the winter months, sunlight is dismal. The dark, dull days are unable to supply our bodies with the required amount of Vitamin-D. Therefore, consuming foods with high levels of Vitamin-D or taking Vitamin-D supplements, can be a great way to obtain these ‘sunlight benefits’.
Aiming for a daily intake of 5 vegetables and fruit, is essential for a nutritious diet. Consuming this number of vegetables and fruit, provides your body with the appropriate minerals and vitamins required. A diet rich in vegetables and fruit, may improve emotional well-being and increase mood for the next day. Next time you want to reach for that glazed doughnut, replace those cravings with a piece of fruit! Let’s eat good, to feel good!