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    Two Dietary Habits That Can Negatively Impact Your Mood

    Dietary Habits That Can Negatively Impact Your Mood

    When it comes to mood and mental health the foods we eat play a vital role in how we feel. Here are two dietary habits that could be negatively impacting your mood.

    Processed Foods

    Processed foods are fast, easy, and often comforting. However, there are 2 key problems if your diet is (even for one day) more than 90 percent processed. First up, the high sugar content in most processed foods, even if they don’t taste sweet, causes a spike in blood sugar—and boosts the stress hormone cortisol. The second key problem is that processed foods are low in nutrients. This increases internal inflammation, decreases immunity, and leaves us feeling sluggish.

    Intermittent Fasting

    Intermittent fasting has a variety of benefits, but it is not for everyone. Always check with your medical professional before starting a new diet, particularly before an extreme diet. If you simply fast 10 to 12 hours between dinner and breakfast, there are typically no issues. However, those who also fast during the day while they are up and active may be tempted to go to an extreme—ignoring genuine hunger pangs. If extreme fasting is taken to an extreme it can be a gateway for an eating disorder.

    To further explore how food impacts your mood and mental health work with a nutritionist or dietician.

  • Plan Your Holiday Cheat Meals Now
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    Plan Your Holiday Cheat Meals Now

    Thanksgiving is almost here followed by holiday parties, end of year parties, and invitations to a least a few feasts. There is no better time to indulge. Plan your holiday cheat…

  • World Vegan Month 2019
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    World Vegan Month 2019

    World Vegan Month 2019 is here. Vegan or not, November is the perfect time to rethink how your health, the animals of the world, and the environment as a whole. Here…

  • Holiday Party Food Planning Tips
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    Holiday Party Food Planning Tips

    The holiday season is here meaning its time to start party planning. As the host or hostess, you want to impress but you don’t want to spend the whole time running…

  • 6 Fun Ways To Cook With Pumpkin
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    6 Fun Ways To Cook With Pumpkin

    It’s easy to forget but pumpkin is a delicious squash that you can use to prepare a variety of dishes beyond pumpkin pie. Here are 6 fun ways to cook with…

  • Is Plant Based Vegan
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    Is Plant Based Vegan?

    While the two nutritional methods have a lot in common they are not necessarily the same thing. Is plant based vegan, yes but no. Vegan Can Include Processed Options There are…