• Chef Michelin

The Influence of food over our mood

Updated: Nov 1, 2021

It has been proven in recent years that there is a real influence of food on our mood. It is therefore important to know the effect of foods in order to avoid them or control the effects they may have. A new concept has emerged in recent years: psychonutrition.


It's not a myth: when we are children, our mother refuses us access to food that is a little too sweet because it makes us hyperactive. However, when we become adults, these effects continue...


The best known is sugar, but there are other foods that have both positive and negative effects. It is important to be aware of them so that they do not have an impact on your daily life.


THE INFLUENCE OF FOOD ON OUR DAILY LIVES





EAT FOODS THAT CONTAIN FATTY ACIDS


When we work, we often find ourselves in a routine of metro, work, sleep. It is difficult to find free time to take your mind off things. This rhythm leads to a drop in morale and the development of depression. In order to be able to cope psychologically all year round, eating oily fish is essential for your well-being. Psychonutrition recommends eating oily fish once or twice a week. In addition to protecting your nervous system, these foods allow you to work serenely.


However, if you do not like this type of food, we advise you to use rapeseed oil or olive oil for your seasonings. This protects your nervous system and allows you to have a high intake of fatty acids.


RED MEAT CAN BE AN ASSET TO YOUR WORK


Meat is rich in iron, especially red meat. It fights fatigue and stimulates the neurons in your brain so that you only have good ideas.


Not all meats have these benefits. The recommended consumption does not include white meat.


WELL-BEING AND THE IMPORTANCE OF INTESTINAL FLORA


In order to be in the best possible condition to work, you need to take care of your intestinal flora. This means eating a diet with anti-inflammatory benefits. This means that your consumption should be based on foods rich in oxidants and fibre.


To do this, your plate should be filled with vitamin B-rich products such as fruit and vegetables and legumes. To protect your intestinal flora and your individual faculties, do not rely on processed foods such as bread, low-fat products or pastries. These are probably foods that you like to eat, but they will upset the balance of your body.





THE CONSTANT BATTLE AGAINST STRESS


Stress and routine are part of your daily life. We are used to talking about stressful days and burn-out. Unfortunately, these are two terms that should not be a habit.


You should therefore do what is necessary in your daily life and in your diet to counteract this stress and not to damage your health. It is better to avoid stress and release dopamine. This is ideal for your physical and mental health. We advise you to eat all these foods that will be beneficial for your body. Because it's a theory that has now been verified: food really does have an influence on our daily lives.


Here are the products that can change your daily life:


Dark chocolate

Garlic

Banana

Kiwi

All dried fruits

Oilseeds

Wholegrain cereals

Yoghurt (and dairy products)

All green vegetables: spinach or parsley

Oats

Honey

All seaweed foods

Avocado...


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