- Are you prone to anxiety, mood swings
- Experts suggest physical activity may help stave off those blues
- Exercising can quickly elevate a depressed mood
What you eat may have a direct connection with your mood. Experts suggest cutting back on sugar, oil-laden and junk food items to stave off anxiety and depression. Regular consumption of antioxidants and vitamin C may help in feeling better. Interestingly, gut health is closely tied to mental health as well. Fibre-rich foods, probiotics and fermented items are good for digestive health and may ensure keeping healthy and smooth brain functioning, after all it is your brain that keeps communicating with your gut and sends signals about various feelings.
Nutritional deficiencies may also make one feel low. Vitamin D and iron deficiency may also manifest as anxiety, moody swings and depression. Hydrate well, get enough sleep, manage stress and ensure supplying optimum nutrition to your body. Caffeine and alcohol must be consumed in moderation and smoking must be avoided.
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