Studies are increasingly revealing that what we eat can have a real impact on how we feel, so we thought we’d get the low-down from a real expert.
Charlotte Watts is a nutritional therapist and author of a new book about how food influences our moods: Good Mood Food.
In this episode, she gives us the lowdown on what to eat to help you cope with anxiety, stress and low moods – and how to get off the blood sugar rollercoaster.
Charlotte says: “The choices we make can be very much related to our mood and how stressed we’re feeling, and conversely what we choose to eat can affect our mental function and how we cope with stress.”
“Our brains are continually renewing and are very energy-rich, energy-using organs, so they need a lot of fuel.
“Our brains can use around 20% of our energy when our bodies are at complete rest and about 75% of our fuel output when we go into stress mode – so they’re really hungry,” she adds.
We need to replenish our brains constantly in order to stay happy and healthy. Our neurotransmitters really influence how we cope with stress, she explains. Our brains are always hungry!
Good Mood Food by Charlotte Watts and Natalie Savona © 2018 published by Nourish Books, London, Paperback, £10.99. It goes on sale on 20 December 2018. Order your copy online here.