End of year festivities are now in full swing with our focus on friends, family and food. In this blog I look at how diet can affect your mental health, and share some healthy eating tips to get you through the silly season without the mood swings and guilt.
We all have anecdotal evidence to support the notion that how you feel can affect the foods you choose to eat. If you’re in a negative mood, you’re more likely to choose indulgent, comfort foods that are sugary, fatty or salty instead of opting for nutritious options.
What is less understood is the causal relationship between food and how it affects brain function and mood.