You will probably agree that good nutrition is the foundation of wellness as this article states. Whether you are trying to lose weight or improve cholesterol or sugar levels, the first place to look is nutrition. “You are what you eat” is not just a catchy phrase – there is great truth in this. Your body rebuilds itself continually and the fuel you put in it is what it uses to do so.
But could the foods you eat have an impact on how happy you are? Now I am not talking about medicating or comforting yourself with food here. As the article explains, they could be critical factors because the nutrients in them can affect brain chemicals like serotonin, relax your muscles, protect your brain helping with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other behavioral problems.
Some of the best happiness foods are walnuts, salmon and other wild caught fatty fish, nuts, avocadoes, olives and olive oil, green tea, veggies and fruits. All are what I call one-ingredient foods and what I recommend creating your meals around.
While traditional “comfort foods” like ice cream, cookies and other sweets may make you feel better in the moment, the effect doesn’t last long and only creates a craving for more of these refined carbs which are destructive to health.
Do you intentionally create your meals around nutrient-dense foods that nourish every part of you? Share your favorites with me.