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What Foods Cause Mood Swings?

We all have a serious emotional connection to food. Most foods we love and crave have a direct connection to childhood memories. When you smell cookies, you may think of the moments your grandmother baked. When you smell fresh bacon you may reflect back to your mother making breakfast before school. That same emotional connection plays into our everyday life. When we don’t have coffee, we are cranky; or if we are running behind on eating we become ‘hangry.’

Many of these triggers are from our everyday bad health habits. Eating foods that are high in artificial sugar, overly processed and lack nutritional substance are a clear determinant of forthcoming mood swings.

Our mood is something that constantly changes and is affected by lots of different factors. But what is the relationship between the foods we eat and how we feel? Do some foods make us feel better than others?

There’s a direct correlation between vitamins, minerals, the gut, omega-3, hydration, probiotics, the foods we consume and mood.

At the end of the day, we eat food for reasons other than nutrition. Food can give us pleasure and comfort. If we feel sad or lonely, we often crave certain foods. Many of us reach for a bag of crisps if we’re having a bad day. So, if you find a particular food comforting, don’t be hard on yourself. Instead, try to enjoy it in moderation as part of a healthy lifestyle. Moods are a driving force in our daily lives. Good or bad, whatever you’re feeling will probably impact your entire day. Evidence suggests that our moods are directly tied to what we’re eating—and when and how we eat it. So, if we’re feeling low, the right foods could potentially help break us out of that mood cycle, or have the opposite impact. Meaning when we aren’t eating the right foods, we often lack the nutrition we need and it in turn impacts our mental and emotional state negatively–causing stress, anxiety, mood disorders, and even depression.

Certain foods like pineapple, some nuts, and leafy greens can help increase serotonin production; which is a mood-stabilizer located in our brain. Further, foods that offer a good source of magnesium, vitamin D, and B-vitamins are all linked to better energy and mood, like pumpkin and chia seeds, spinach and bananas. Foods that are high in fiber and antioxidants, promote gut health and stabilize blood sugar levels—both of which are linked to a more calm and peaceful mindset.

What’s the key to ensure we are choosing foods that help regulate our moods? Be intentional with eating. Oftentimes we are in a rush, downing our food while multitasking, or eating while watching TV / scrolling on social media. If we spent more time being intentional and mindful of what we consume instead of rushing away meal time, we would be a lot better about feeding our bodies foods that help boost a better mood.

Good things take time. It may take weeks for you to start seeing the impact of how the proper foods you consume have a positive affect on your body. Lasting lifestyle changes don’t happen overnight, but the better choices you make each day build on each other. In time, you’ll see the positive results in both your mind and body. Pair this lifestyle switch with our PREVENTION Daily Kit and you will be sure to not only boost your mood but fight back against inflammation, establishing hormonal balance, and vitamin D deficiency.

Why is the PREVENTION Daily Kit so important? Because our community faces a critical health crisis, with higher rates of suffering and mortality from preventable health issues and chronic diseases compared to other demographics.

  • High Blood Pressure:
    • African Americans have a 55% prevalence of high blood pressure, whereas White Americans have a rate of 27%.
  • Diabetes:
    • African Americans are diagnosed with diabetes 77% more often than White Americans, while Latinx individuals are diagnosed 66% more frequently.
    • In the United States, 29.1 million people have diabetes, with 40-60% of Blacks and Latinos affected.
  • Fibroids:
    • Fibroids affect approximately 26 million women, with up to 90% of Black women experiencing them by age 50, compared to 70% of white women.
  • Cancer:
    • Black people are expected to have about 224,080 new cancer cases and 73,680 cancer-related deaths in 2022.
    • Black people face the highest death rates and shortest survival rates among racial/ethnic groups in the United States for most cancers.
    • Black women are 41% more likely to die from breast cancer compared to White women.

These disparities are influenced by imbalances and deficiencies in diets, as well as exposure to consumer goods such as beauty and cleaning products, and environmental toxins.

To address these critical health issues, prevention strategies should be prioritized. Our kit targets three preventable health concerns at their root cause by:

Taking back control of inflammation

  • Control levels of inflammation
  • Target inflammatory proteins
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Address oxidative stress

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  • Dissolve and restrict the overgrowth of scar tissue to prevent adhesions after any surgery
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Resolving Hormonal Imbalance

  • Improve menstrual cycles by relieving Fibroid and PMS symptoms including:
    • heavy bleeding
    • menstrual cramping
    • pain (muscle ache, backache, and headache/migraines)
    • bloating
    • water-weight gain
    • breast tenderness
    • irritability and mood swings
  • Regulate Estrogen Dominance and promote overall hormonal balance
  • Amplify libido and energy levels
  • Promote a healthy metabolism and restful sleep

Regulating Vitamin D Deficiency

  • Maintains normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus
  • Helps regulate the immune and neuromuscular systems
  • Facilitates in the absorption of calcium
  • Maintains strong bones
  • Mental clarity and sharper memory

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