It amazes me how food affects so many triggers in our brain. Think about it; your brain is always "on." It takes care of your thoughts and movements, breathing and heartbeat, senses, etc. It works hard, 24/7, even while you're asleep. This means your brain requires a constant supply of fuel. That "fuel" comes from the foods you eat and what's in that fuel makes all the difference. Put simply, what you eat directly affects your brain's structure and function and, ultimately, your mood.
I recently tested myself to see how my body responds when I don't eat as healthful as I usually do. I did this for one solid day (all I could manage), having meals with more refined sugar/white flour, processed meats, and a few baked goods:)
Within a few hours, I began to feel sluggish, bloated and developed headaches. The next day was even worse for me. Joints were aching, I felt edgy, I didn't want to get up and move as much, and I felt very inflamed.
I am certainly no doctor, and just speaking on behalf of my findings, I genuinely believe those kinds of foods are poison to my body.
This article is a great read. I hope it sheds some light on the subject. Start paying attention to how eating different foods makes you feel physical, mentally, and emotionally.
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Hugs to all!