Staying healthy is not an easy job anymore. The situation we are in where we are forced to eat unhealthy and processed food. Food plays a good level of impact in our mood. Some food tend to enhance our mood and other can make the matter worse.
Avoiding situation that leads to anger is beneficial, by getting proper amounts of exercise, meditation and if possible, practicing relaxation techniques. Meditation allows you to view your emotions and listen to them without reacting and bring in bright thoughts. In often situation if we just think before reacting it can surely make a great change. You can avoid the big headache of frustration and after effects which creates after your temper. It is not that you cannot control your anger. In my personal experience, I would recommend practicing yoga which is a good move. That would help you to find time for many activities and still you can solve problem with patience.
But when we talk about food here, there are certain food you can avoid to control your mood. There are some portion of people to say, who doesn’t care much about the food they eat. They also don’t care about the side effects and still lives happily. But talking about the other side, controlling the diet and maintain the diet without looking to all the rules will take some people to an unbalanced diet. Also having the processed food would not do any good to our body rather ends up in lots of deficiencies.
One recent University of California study showed that “greater trans fatty acids were significantly associated with greater aggression,” says lead author and Professor Beatrice Golomb. “Trans fats interfere with omega three metabolism” – and apparently, the brain’s neurons need these essential fatty acids to keep us bright and snappy. Lack of omega three has already been linked with depression and antisocial behavior, and according to some experts, it seems many of us post-industrialists have woefully omega-three-deficient diets.
Some of the common food items which should be taken care of are:
White Flour – White flour is made from stripping wheat. Bleaching is done to it to remove the yellow color the millet have. Synthetic B vitamins is added to it which are toxic to our body. It doesn’t have a minimum level of fiber which makes difficult for the intestines. If we consume this in our diet in large quantity no sooner we will be diabetic. Replace this flour with whole wheat and double check it twice when you buy whole wheat, there is a good chance they use the white flour instead.
Milk – The main allergic response to in milk products can be brain inflammation, which causes hostility according to BeWellBuzz. Casein, which is found in dairy and gluten in wheat, has been linked to aggression. The Harvard scientists found no data to support the claim that the consumption of dairy leads to better bones, weight loss, or improved health. They also found some serious risks tied to dairy consumption, including weight gain, increased cancer risk, and increased fracture risk. It turns out milk does not build strong bones! They also found that dairy may cause other problems like constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, gas, diarrhea, allergies, eczema, and acne. Read here for more details.
Sugar – Refined sugar is considered as the sweetest poison. It is purely consists of carbohydrates. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends most women get no more than 24 grams of added sugar per day. That’s about 6 teaspoons, or 100 calories—a little less than the amount in one can of soda. Thing is, the average American woman eats about 18 daily teaspoons. You can read it more here.
White Rice – Similarly like that of the white flour, white stripped away from all the nutrients or it will look exactly like the brown rice itself, it’s refined. Brown rice, unlike white rice, still has the side hull and bran. The side hulls and brans provide “natural wholeness” to the grain and are rich in proteins, thiamine, calcium, magnesium, fiber, and potassium. Have a look at brown rice article from JenReview and Read here for more information.
Processed Oil – Cooking Oil are going through much process adding many chemicals before they are ending up in the bottles. Instead of processed oil, you can add healthful oils into your diet like high-quality olive oil, hemp seed oil, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, pumpkin seed oil, and organic butter or ghee. Read more here.
These are the some of the important ingredients and food which we use in our daily life. Try to limit it if you cannot avoid it fully. There are some of our very favorite food too which comes under these categories.
Coffee – Coffee is our all-time favorite, we really consider this drink as our mood enhancer. But it contains caffeine, we should try to limit it or replace it with similar other drinks. Green Tea is an option, and also good in antioxidants.
Tomato – The ancient science of Ayurveda says that tomatoes are a heating food, which can cause anger. A little fire is good, it leads to better digestion. But too much fire leads to anger and the side effects of anger like stress and the resulting guilt. Some of the other culprits include Canned food, Corn fed beef, Frozen food.
Microwave Popcorn – In animal testing, the chemicals cause liver, testicular, and pancreatic cancer. Studies show that microwaving causes the chemicals to vaporize—and migrate into your popcorn. “They stay in your body for years and accumulate there,” says Naidenko, which is why researchers worry that levels in humans could approach the amounts causing cancers in laboratory animals.
You can take a better care or notice the change in you while taking these food like Spicy Peppers, Sausages, Smoothies, Reduced Fat Peanut Butter, Energy Drinks/Soda, and Butter. Say Good bye to those angry food which disturbs you. It harms you rather than providing anything good. The energy we get from these food will go off soon and we become tired and hungry than before. Identify those smiley food which makes you happy for a long time with lots of positive energy.
Clean eating means choosing fruits, vegetables, and meats that are raised, grown, and sold with minimal processing. Often they’re organic, and rarely should they contain additives. But in some cases, the methods of today’s food producers are neither clean nor sustainable. The result is damage to our health, the environment, or both.
Try to identify the food which impinge or upset your mood, and then you can limit its intake and can remain healthy. Add farm fresh fruits and vegetables (that are made without pesticides) if possible to get or other organic products. You can check for organic store nearby or depend any online store. There is no point in living a long unhealthy life. Select your food, make your own recipe and timetable which suits your mood and body and stay healthy and happy. It’s your life, choose everything wisely. It helps you to show patience in all activity you do and ultimately lead a successful life.
Update and Say Goodbye to Food which Impinge Your Mood…. and Stay Healthy. Tell us more about your angry food through comments below.