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Nutrients for Mood Balance

By Chris Jensen, October 11, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Chris Jensen
healthymood Most of us can attest to a time when a home-cooked meal lifted our spirits. Well, it's true what they say about the food mood connection. It's not just your physical body that benefits from healthy food choices! Get the nutrient and supplement facts on nutritional approaches for mood balance from nutritionist Malia Curran, MS, MPH.

 

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Simply Life says ...
So true! Thanks for sharing this great info!
10/11/2009 11:45:14 AM CDT
abby says ...
Great post Chris! Sometimes home-cooked meals are the key to happiness. Thanks for sharing this podcast!
10/11/2009 9:42:07 PM CDT
Lori says ...
I find if I don't anchor my mornings with a solid meal, my entire day can be thrown off... all to often the coffee kills my appetite.
10/12/2009 4:53:40 PM CDT
Molly says ...
I guess it seems obvious, at least to me that foods affect our moods. Just think about how grumpy we get when we are to hungry, or how tired you are if you over eat, or eat junk foods.
10/12/2009 6:46:41 PM CDT
Carol says ...
Nothing replaces a home-cooked meal, in my opinion. I adore cooking and setting the table with the kids, and having a happy husband walk in the door to a delicious meal.
10/13/2009 5:21:56 PM CDT
Lori Barnes says ...
That was alot of good info it give me a idea on what i can be eating to help my mood
10/13/2009 5:31:11 PM CDT
Audrey @ The Flour Nut says ...
I wholeheartedly believe all that Malia Curran is saying about the foods we put into our bodies affecting our moods. Essential are the soluble fibers (apples) as well as healthy fats (almonds). I also believe that lack of hydration will create a bad mood. Eating well & drinking plenty of water = good mood.
10/13/2009 6:41:51 PM CDT
Audrey @ The Flour Nut says ...
I wholeheartedly believe all that Malia Curran is saying about the foods we put into our bodies affecting our moods. Essential are the soluble fibers (apples) as well as healthy fats(almonds). I also believe that lack of hydration will create a bad mood. Eating well & drinking plenty of water = good mood.
10/13/2009 6:44:32 PM CDT
Tina Mackey says ...
I heard about your podcasts from Go Graham Go. I really enjoyed learning about the preventative measure to take that can help my mood, especially the foods that can help stabilize blood sugar. Thanks!
10/13/2009 7:04:48 PM CDT
Candi says ...
I really enjoyed the podcast - especially the part about mood. I recently added Fish oil supplements to my diet and have noticed a marked difference in my attitude. I'm glad to learn about the blood sugar stabilization with the soluble fiber. That was new to me. I also find out about the podcast thru a blog called Go Graham Go. Thanks for the info!
10/13/2009 7:41:25 PM CDT
Carmen says ...
Wow--I hadn't really thought much about the scientific connection between certain foods and your mood/mood swings. I already love apples, tea and nuts--so this is another reason to keep having them! I'll also have to look more into the supplements she mentioned. Very interesting!
10/13/2009 7:52:16 PM CDT
Jenn @ Beautiful Calling says ...
I have to admit, I am very careful about making sure the littles eat properly and have proper snacks so their blood sugar levels stay constant but when it comes to myself....not so much and I really notice a difference!!
10/13/2009 8:58:45 PM CDT
Alyssa says ...
I didn't know that antioxidants help keep you healthy when you're stressed. That's a good thing to know. I found out about your podcasts on gograhamgo.com, but I've always loved going to your store!
10/13/2009 9:40:45 PM CDT
Melissa says ...
I think my depression is related to poor nutrition. Thank you for this great info.
10/13/2009 10:33:19 PM CDT
jenny says ...
i also found this from go graham go. i really like the addition of podcasts, and i'd love to see more podcasts on kid and family related topics.
10/14/2009 2:16:47 AM CDT
Latisha says ...
I heard about this from My Dallas Mommy. We eat terribly at our house and I wonder why I am always tired! I know now that I really need to be cooking and eating better for our mental health. It would be great to be able to boost everyone's mood around the house. Thanks!
10/14/2009 7:56:42 AM CDT
Kate says ...
I heard about this on www.gograhamgo.com. It was very interesting to hear about healthy foods and healthy eating patterns. I learned that healthy fats are omega 3's and omega 6's....which are in fish and flax seeds.
10/14/2009 8:24:15 AM CDT
Ofelia (Kiki) Bacaro says ...
I heard about this podcast from the Go Graham Go Blog. Glad to hear about the 5HTP. My hubby started taking it last month and liked the results, my daughter and I are going to start taking it also.
10/14/2009 9:56:40 AM CDT
Jill says ...
Audrey is right on! Lack of water can make a big time grump!
10/14/2009 11:05:16 AM CDT
Lori A. says ...
Thanks to Go Graham Go for sending me here! This was a great podcast for me to hear. I got a whole lot of great information about the types of foods that affect my mood. That is especially important during this season where the weather outside is getting cooler and dreary. It's good to have tips on what foods could help boost my mood.
10/14/2009 3:43:18 PM CDT
Laura says ...
I too learned about this podcast from http://www.gograhamgo.com/ this just reminded me again how feeding one healthy cell can produce many cells. Good food produce those healthy cells as I am recovering form stage 3 metastatic melanoma I am so aware of what I want to put in my body to create more healthy cells free of cancer
10/14/2009 10:49:58 PM CDT
jeanine says ...
this was such a helpful resource! i am going to be more thoughtful in my meal planning and see if i can tell a difference.
10/15/2009 10:13:12 AM CDT
Babysnark.com says ...
I loved this because it was on point and concise. Very helpful info. For a healthy mood I have to remember to keep in my basics: get plenty of sleep eat breakfast eat healthy and avoid junk avoid negative or toxic people take the time to give thanks and be grateful and if in a crisis, a long, relaxing walk always cheers me up. I have also found B 1 to be a quick mood soother.
10/16/2009 3:28:06 AM CDT
Gail T. says ...
Good food, and balance with hydration keep my spirits high!
10/16/2009 11:28:51 AM CDT
Kindra says ...
Great podcast, I learned a ton! Keep up the great work.
10/16/2009 2:00:21 PM CDT

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