Friday, 01 Jul 11
Jaime Fronzek, Dietitian and Nutritionist (sydneyim.com.au)
Eating the right food will sustain your energy levels, assist your concentration and keep you from feeling lethargic and irritable. Studies have shown that certain nutrients, such as omega-3 fatty acids (found in oily fish, leafy greens and walnuts), proteins (from fish, meat, chicken, eggs, nuts, yoghurt, lentils) and complex carbohydrates (found in wholegrain bread, brown rice, sweet potato and fruit), can improve your mood. On the flipside, foods such as refined sugary treats and fatty, fried takeaway can lower your mood. Alcohol may improve it and make you feel relaxed initially, but it’s a strong depressant and can affect the quality of sleep, which can make your mood even worse the next day. Remember the old saying, you are what you eat!
From Cleo Magazine - July 2011
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