Does our mood affect the things we consume, or does what we consume determine our mood. NPR has a great article where there are research showing that when you see someone behaving that they are, it might be due to what they eat.
- If you eat more refined carbs and sugars, which are usually high glycaemic, increases our stress level
- Omega 3 foods which quieten down the inflammation responses
- Pumpkin Seeds > Magnesium > Quieten down anxiety, Zinc > Immune System
- Eggs > B vitamins and proteins
They gave teenage boys different types of breakfast meals. One included protein-rich eggs, while another meal included high-fiber, steel-cut oats. A third meal of instant oatmeal was highest on the glycemic index, a measure of how quickly sugar is absorbed and how soon a food is likely to make you hungry again.
“After the highly refined instant oatmeal, blood sugar soared but then crashed a few hours later,” Ludwig says. “And when that happened the [stress] hormone adrenaline, or epinephrine, surged to very high levels.”