Mental Health and Nutrition Research
Most of us have experienced the bleak mood of a dismal rainy day or a burst of bliss from the scent of freshly mowed lawn in the summer.
Moods come and go, but did you know that a plateful of complex carbs containing soluble fiber can slow absorption of sugar into your bloodstream and may affect your mood?
That would mean choosing healthy carbs such as brown rice and pasta, cereals, whole-grain bread, fruit, legumes, and sweet potatoes.
Research also shows a definite relationship between diet and mood swings in premenstrual syndrome (PMS), per Dietitian Leslie Beck.