JUNE 30, 2020: Feeling Sluggish? Take a look at your diet. It could be what you are eating (or not eating).
Our diet tends to be too high in added sugar, saturated fat, sodium, and calories. Too much over time can have negative effects on your health.
Serotonin – a chemical nerve cells produce in your gastrointestinal tract. This chemical is responsible for reducing depression and regulating anxiety, among many other functions. Poor diet is often associated with elevated incidents of depression.
A poor diet can also cause diabetes, obesity, stroke, heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s Disease, and cancer.
You can treat yourself and have that ice cream, just a smaller portion. All things in moderation.
What to watch
All good diets have key components:
- Vegetables and fruits
- Lean protein and nuts
- Reduce added sugars
- Avoid processed meats
- Avoid too much dairy and gluten
Keep vegetables as your main ingredient when cooking. Your plate should be filled with at least half vegetables at every meal.
A small change can help improve your health. Once you get used to one small change, challenge yourself to another one.