Sunday, May 17, 2009
They may give you a momentary burst of energy, but the crash that follows will leave you feeling lower than before;
Head for the seas; or better yet, the seafood counter. Cold-water fish, such as wild salmon, cod, and Atlantic mackerel, contains mood boosting omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are a major component of the brains cell membranes. Of particular importance is DHA. A form of omega 3 that research links to mood regulation and mental function, have connected low blood levels with depression. Eat at least two servings of fish every week or take daily fish-oil capsules containing DHA and another omega 3 EPA.
Researching for candies, or cookies when you’re blue may help briefly by giving you a hit of energy high, but the crash that follows can leave you feeling lower than you did before. Carbs raise serotonin, and when and when high, you feel better. The problem with the stuff, though, is that it jacks up your blood sugar levels.