Do you talk much about health with your friends or family?
Health was a topic I avoided thinking about, let alone discuss, when I was in my 20s and 30s. It just wasn’t that interesting to me back then. My mother used to tell me, “Your health is important. If you don’t have it, you can’t do other things.”
A lot has changed in the last 10 years when it comes to health trends. A lot more will change in the coming years. Here is what I’ve come to believe…Good health is a cool thing. A gift to ENJOY. A goal to REACH FOR. A game to WIN. Click To Tweet
If you follow some of the latest trends in the wellness industry, you might have heard that food can improve mood. Many research studies show the mood boosting effects of eating in such a way that sustains proper body chemistry. Along the same lines, the right kind of food can also benefit us medicinally.
When it comes to eating, I do it mainly to get energy and stay healthy. In the past, it was for weight loss or emotional comfort. A friend of mine will eat only when necessary or hungry. Still others enjoy exploring new flavors at different restaurants while hanging out with friends.
Whether it’s comfort eating, gaining/ losing weight, building muscle or any of the other reasons mentioned above, knowing our own goal(s) for why we eat can help us sustain healthy eating habits with more ease. To start this off, it can be helpful to write at the top of a blank page in your journal, “What’s my main goal(s) for eating?” Or record that in a separate notebook, along with your food choices. Below you’ll find 3 foods that are known to improve mood.
You can easily grab any of the 3 foods above for a snack or add them to a meal. Feel free, get creative with these. Do it with your kid. It’ll be fun to see the kinds of snacks or meals we can make out of just these 3 Mood Boosting Foods. If you’re in our private Facebook group, I’d love for you to post a photo of your creation in there!