When someone comes to my clinic presenting with difficult mental states I treat them with acupressure and assist them to find the foods that nourish them with the macro and micro nutrients required to heal themselves.
These are some Foods to Boost Your Mood
Nutritious vegetables such as dark green leafy vegetables (spinach, kale, rocket), chard, mustard greens, turnip greens, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, fresh parsley and chives, mushroom.
Oily fish such as sardines, anchovies, mackerel, herring and salmon. Fish is high in the omega 3 fatty acids needed for brain health.
Nuts and seeds, especially pumpkin and sesame seeds as they contain important minerals to help regulate mood.
Bananas are high in B6, a nutrient required for serotonin production.
Fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut and kefir as these foods are great for your gut and help promote the growth of ‘good’ gut bacteria. Up to 90% of our serotonin receptors are found in the gut so a healthy microbiome is essential for mood and brain health. We have a brain in our gut, that is neurons in our gut. How we eat affects our emotional centres and v.v.
Oatmeal is a great choice for breakfast as it is low GI (Glycaemic Index). It provides a sustained release of energy, keeping your blood sugars and mood stable. However if you have gut illness and the small intestine cannot digest oatmeal at this time, then ask me, Ill help you to find breakfast and oat alternatives?
Beans and lentils are a fantastic source of B vitamins which help to regulate mood and make neurotransmitters. All beans are good for the brain, some are better than others and yes these solutions are bioindividual and it does make a difference to know your illness and to get good information regarding food that can assist rather than hinder your symptoms
I teach people what to eat & even how to cook for their illness, what to choose and why.