Foods that fuel your mood

We have heard the expression, “You are what you eat”. The foods that we put into our bodies become our blood, our new cells and contribute to how we function on a daily basis. Food can actually affect our moods as well. One way to think about it is that you have two brains: the one in your head and the other in your gut, both of which are created from the same tissue during foetal development. These two organs work together to balance and change your mood through the vagus nerve, which transmits what’s going on in your stomach to your head.

Fuelling your body with foods that promote an optimal connection between these two organs is key to avoiding mood swings, but also helps if you’re feeling a particular emotion strongly. Need energy for that tough Sunday morning? Sure, a coffee will give you that quick boost, but a banana will help you feel energised for a longer period of time. Whether you’re anxious, stressed or tired, there are particular foods you can eat to counteract those feelings.

Click HERE to find out four moods and the food that can help you deal with or enhance them.