Fortunately, the increase in emotional comfort and decrease in stress experienced after eating carbohydrates is not dependent on changing food choices or new foods entering the supermarket. Carbohydrates will elicit a positive mood, regardless of whether the food was also eaten by one’s grandparents or is new to the contemporary eater. After eating pasta or quinoa, oatmeal or farro, or orange or purple sweet potatoes, relief from feeling down or anxious or tense.
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By eating healthy, low fat carbohydrate options like sweet potatoes and whole grain crackers rather than candy, you’ll eat less, have the benefit of nutritious foods, your cravings will be satisfied sooner, and you’ll be more likely to avoid unwanted weight gain due to SAD.
The type of fat you eat matters. The reason is twofold: to get the health and nutrient benefit of healthy fats, and to avoid the negative effects of unhealthy fats.
Aim for omega-3 fatty acids and organic and grass-fed foods, and avoid processed and trans fats.
There are effective tools for you to reverse and prevent weight gain caused by antidepressants whether it’s your first time on these medications or you’ve resumed taking them.
In an ideal world, when individuals suffer from depression, they would be treated with both medication and therapy. Typically, medication is prescribed by psychiatrists or
You have seen the scene play out over and over on Thanksgiving Day, for as long as you can remember. Relatives who ate turkey, stuffing,
It’s that time of year again. Fall brings brightly colored leaves and, for many who experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), dark and dreary moods. The
Looking for Serotonin Power Diet-friendly snacks to help reverse antidepressant-related weight gain? We’ve selected ten snacks to help control your appetite and elevate your mood between meals.