IMPROVE MOOD

There’s more than one way
to improve one’s mood.

Lift your spirits by eating food
that’s good for us. Nom. Nom.

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ON A SEESAW?

Though correlation is not causation, a research report showed that there was a highly significant correlation between sugar consumption and the annual rate of depression.1 We often medicate ourselves with food, and in the case of highly-refined sugars and starches, it lights up our happiness and satiety receptors, but over the long-term, dulls our body’s natural ability to produce dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins.2, 3

REFERENCES


1. Westover, A.N. and L.B. Marangell, M.D. 2002. A cross-national relationship between sugar consumption and major depression? Depression and Anxiety. 16: 118-120. Retrieved from here.

2. Inam, Q.U.. et al. 2008 Dec. Long-term consumption of sugar-rich diet decreases the effectiveness of somatodendritic serotonin-1A receptors. Nutritional Neuroscience. 11 (6):277-82. Retrieved from here.

3. Haleem, D.J. et al. 2000 Feb. Hyperphagia and Decreases of Brain Serotonin in Rats Fed Freely on Sugar Rich Diet for Three Weeks. Nutritional Neuroscience. 3 (6):399-405. Retrieved from here.