Nutrition You Need When You Are Sad, Bored, Tired and Sensitive

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mood swingMood changes or mood swing greatly affect daily activities, especially for women. To cope with these mood swings, food with a healthy and proper nutrition could be a solution.

According to Sheknows, here are some proper nutrition to overcome difference moods:

1. Nutrition when feeling sad
When you’re sad, try to eat snacks that are low in protein, low fat but high in carbohydrates.

The reason is because when a high-carbohydrate food are not inhibited by protein or fat, it will increase the  tryptophan amino acid in the brain and turn into serotonin, which is the neurotransmitter that stimulates the mood and limit the desire to eat.

For example, popcorn, plain oatmeal with a little milk and honey, and a bagel with sliced bananas.

2. Nutrition when depressed
Feelings of depression can be alleviated by foods rich in omega-3, which are found in healthy fats, namely fatty fish like salmon, herring and tuna.

3. Nutrition when feeling bored
When bored, a cup of coffee stimulates the nervous system to remain vigilant and make you easier to concentrate. However, do not familiarize yourself with caffeine dependent. Limit yourself to not drink coffee more than 3 cups (5 ounces) daily.

4. Nutrition when being sensitive or easily offended
When you’re easily offended, as in women who are experiencing PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome), try not to eat more than 5000 calories and contains more minerals copper.

Examples of the copper-rich diet include chicken, banana and avocado.

5. Nutrition when in severe fatigue
People who easily get tired very likely to have iron deficiency or anemia. Anemia is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world and is very common among women of childbearing age.

People who experience fatigue conditions should eat plenty of iron rich foods, like nuts, seeds and vegetables. In addition, a lot of iron is contained in shrimps, fish, skinless chicken or turkey meat.

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