There are healthy foods and there are unhealthy foods. There are foods that’ll boost your mood and also foods that will have bad effect on your mood.
Below are some of those foods that can have a bad effect on your mood:
1. Processed meats
Foods with processed meats like hot dogs and sausages and the likes contain high levels of energy-sucking, mood-altering nitrates, food colorings, preservatives, and additives that could cause headaches, low moods and water retention (bloating). Foods like these are usually appealing but they don’t do much good to your health or your mood either.
Margarine is another unhealthy choice of food that can dampen your mood. Margarine contains processed fats, which compared to natural-occurring fats causes insulin imbalances, mood swings, weight gain, and increase the risk of heart attacks.
If you’re a coffee fan, then you ought to be careful with the number of cups of coffee you drink a day. Over consumption of caffeine could make you suffer the consequences of jitters, anxiety, accelerated heart rate, perspiration, lack of focus and major mood swings.
Sodas are a go to option for many, especially when they need quick energy. The sugar in soda could cause a mood spike followed by a mood crash due to severely low blood sugar.
5. Sugar-free drinks
Many people opt for sugar free sodas and the lot with the hope of avoiding fat and consuming less sugar. However, these drinks contain additives and aspartame that aren’t much better than sugary sodas. A sugar-free drink habit will likely lead to weight gain in the long run and the mood swings will then be back again.
6. Donuts and other baked foods
These ‘delicious’ and yet deceptive foods contain fast-burning carbohydrates, the kind that cause a quick spike in blood sugar and a dramatic sugar crash shortly after, which affects your focus, energy, and causes equally dramatic mood swings.
So can you now examine why you just get mood swings for no cause. Your diet could be a huge part of the reason.