Food and Mood

In the health-conscious world of today, it’s pretty commonplace to hear there are foods for mental health and that organic, natural food is good and sugary food is bad. True, there are sub-strains of those conversations that talk about superfoods and how they’ll lead to a healthier life physically, but what’s often missing is the piece of the conversation that talks about how food can make a difference on mood.

Food Affects Mood: It’s Science

Similar to how healthier foods can have positive effects on your body, they can also have positive effects on the mind. How is that possible? Our bodies are simply better equipped to absorb natural, healthy foods. Those same healthy foods also contribute to and promote the development of brain chemicals that regulate our moods, such as serotonin and dopamine.

Serotonin and dopamine are neurotransmitters linked to mood and feelings. In particular, serotonin is known for mood management and dopamine goes hand-in-hand with pleasure. Therefore, it only makes sense that finding foods that promote those two brain chemicals would be a mood booster.

During this workshop, you will learn:

  • What types of foods that help a better mood
  • A snippet of food to add on your weekly grocery shopping list
  • Simple recipes of mood boosters lunchbox