Does food really affect your mood?
You can certainly test this for yourself, if you haven’t already.
Go eat a box of delicious macaroni-and-cheese and you might find yourself feeling a bit fuzzy-thinking and groggy soon-after.
You probably know which foods make you feel best and contributes to your …
But you may not know …
Why do some foods make you feel like ‘taking on the world’?
Researchers at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour in The Netherlands completed a fascinating double-blind, placebo-controlled study and …
Found some answers! (1)
One common notion is that foods containing tryptophan (an essential amino acid) increases serotonin levels. (1,4)
And as you know from reviewing our awesome Mental Strength and Brain Chemistry program with Dr. Brittany Rummel, serotonin is one of the feel-good neurotransmitters (that you can largely control).
But since tryptophan competes with other amino acids to get across the blood-brain barrier (1,5), the question now becomes…
How big of a thanksgiving turkey do you need to feel like setting bigger, better goals?
Well, the research team did not study the “turkey-mood effect”, but they did find that increasing tryptophan boosts mood and makes you feel better. (1)
In fact, experts now say diet is just as important to mental performance as it is to heart and blood health, hormones, and gut health. (2,3)
So, what do we do with this? – In order for you to …
Break records, gain powerful muscle, make more money and reach higher percentiles?
While the experts keep trying to figure out what is best for us, you might keep practicing and hammering the correct basics.
While it’s ultimately up to you and your trained health care provider, we suggest you study the Mental Strength and Performance training manual, Mental Strength and Natural Brain Health, Mental Strength and Brain Chemistry, Mental Toughness, and then dig into our specialty topics. You’ll be so glad you did. And we fully guarantee every program because they are loaded with life-changing gold mines for you.
And as always…
If you need anything along the way, we are happy to help!
Until next week.
Your team at Mental Strength
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- Food can lift mood by affecting mood-regulating neurocircuits via a serotonergic mechanism: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811913009774#!
- Food and your mood: nutritional psychiatry: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(15)00241-2/fulltext
- Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2215036614000510
- Tryptophan: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002332.htm
- The Blood–Brain Barrier: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4292164/