10 foods that can wreck your mood
The following 10 foods can wreck your mood, according to the creators of "The Happiness Diet."
Potato chips are likely fried up in oils laden with omega-6 fatty acids that block out mood-enhancing, brain-building omega-3 fatty acids. Instead, consider microwavable popcorn or baking a smaller spuds with red or blue skin.
Conventional Holiday hams come from factory farms where pigs are pumped full of antibiotics. The hams are also injected with sugar, salt, fillers and nitrate preservatives that can trigger low moods, migraines and even swollen ankles.
Soda turns to fat inside our bodies, sending our moods plummeting after the initial sugar rush, explains Dr. Ramsey. Instead, try adding a bit of organic fruit juice to soda water.
Margarine is fake food, and the body doesn't know how to deal with it. Instead, use pastured butter.
Pumpkin seeds. The food industry often coats seeds in a preservative called potassium bromate, which blocks iodine from being absorbed by the thyroid, says Graham. Stick with raw or home-roasted seeds.
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"Agave isn't a health food," says Dr. Ramsey. Billed as healthy because it does not raise blood sugar, the excess fructose in agave increases the risk of metabolic syndrome, setting the stage for brain shrinkage and mood instability.
Bagels. These breakfast favorites are packed with refined carbs that result in a major energy crash and mood bust before lunchtime.
Packaged, salted peanuts are high in sodium and questionable food additives, including monosodium glutamate (MSG), an artificial flavoring linked to migraines, weakness, burning sensations, wheezing, and difficulty breathing in some people.
Avoid vegetable shortening for the same reason you should be bypassing industrial-fat-derived margarine -- an increase in omega-6 fatty acids that block out brain-building, mood-promoting omega-3 fatty acids.
Many packaged sweet potatoes and even homemade recipes for candied or marshmallow casserole sweet potatoes call for multiple cups of sugar that will start the suffering process for your brain and mood minutes after eating.
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Learn more about the foods that can wreck your moon on Yahoo Health: http://health.yahoo.net/articles/nutrition/photos/10-foods-can-wreck-your-mood#0
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