Irritated: Here’s what your eating habits have to do with your bad mood

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Did you know there is a direct relationship between food and irritable mood? Scientists have recently revealed that irritation can be provoked by specific nutrition habits. 

Your mood is affected not only by psychological factors, but also by hormonal fluctuations inside your body and certain diseases too. 

Blood sugar fluctuations and nutritional imbalances are often to blame for mood swings. If the foods we eat don’t provide us with a steady source of fuel, our mind and body can’t function well. Here’s how some unhealthy eating habits can alter your mood and emotional well-being:

However, the link between mental health and nutrition is not very well studied yet. Scientists continue to explore diet’s influence on chronic inflammation, organisms in the intestinal tract, the brain’s ability to modify its structure, wiring and function (neuroplasticity), and cellular damage.

What is a well-known fact - good nutrition is as essential for mental health as it is for physical health. Here’s how you can improve your eating to support your well-being:

  1. Eat a variety of foods at set intervals throughout the day

  2. Fewer refined sugars 

  3. More whole grains and omega-3 rich foods 

  4. Include protein at each meal

  5. Maintain a healthy weight

  6. Drink plenty of water

  7. Get regular exercise

Stay healthy and happy! Log your mood changes with the MIA app and find out what influences your well-being and what you can do to make a positive change.


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