33. Eating to beat the blues
Sometimes we all feel only a family-size chocolate bar or packet of crisps can make us feel better. But comfort eating doesn’t have to mean binges and elasticised waistbands. Learn how to exploit the relationship between your diet and depression.
Bodies need many nutrients to generate the brain chemicals that influence our feelings. Want a diet to max your mood? Include these essential nutrients but go easy on unhealthy foods.
You don’t need a book like this to tell you that when you eat something sweet, you get a head rush. But have you noticed, about an hour after that fifth doughnut, feeling as if you’re going to pop, then sleepy and perhaps even a teensy bit irritable? Why? When our moods dip, ...