Mood and Food

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Noor ul Ain Noori

We the humans are interesting creatures with our personality traits, different moods and multi-emotions.

And yes! These affect positively or negatively our daily life style.

Right now I will talk a little bit on how the mood swing shapes our food choices and affects our cooking as well.

If you notice that you find yourself happy due to any reason or feel jubilant you may also find yourself in search of food like sweets, ice creams. Or else sometimes over eat just to enjoy.

On the other hand if a person feels sad or depressed or else just overwhelmed, he or she may not like to eat or else take very small amount of food halfheartedly.

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The connection between food and mood is a well-studied phenomenon. You can find some useful and interesting information in these articles:

What is the Relationship Between Food and Mood? — Amy Magill

USA Mental Health Firstaid — 13 March 2018

https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/external/2018/03/relationship-food-mood/

Food and mood

Mind foe better mental health

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/food-and-mood/about-food-and-mood/

Nutritional psychiatry: Your brain on food — Eva Selhub MD

Harvard Health Publishing

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/nutritional-psychiatry-your-brain-on-food-201511168626

7 Ways to Boost Your Mood With Food — Cathy Wong

VeryWellMind — 3 February 2020

https://www.verywellmind.com/foods-for-a-better-mood-89889

Food and mood: Is there a connection?

Harvard Health Publishing — June 2018

https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/food-and-mood-is-there-a-connection

Gut feelings: How food affects your mood — Uma Naidoo, MD

Harvard Health Publishing — 7 December 2018

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/gut-feelings-how-food-affects-your-mood-2018120715548

9 Healthy Foods That Lift Your Mood — Katey Davidson, MScFN, RD

Healthline — 5 February 2020

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/mood-food