When it comes to being happy you are what you eat! So it just makes plain sense to eat foods that are healthy and beneficial to your body. This includes eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables on a daily basis, along with lean protein and whole grain carbohydrates.
Food is fuel for your body and without it you won’t survive for very long either. You won’t think twice about putting low grade fuel into your sports car, so why are you filling up with junk food, sweets and alcoholic drinks that contain no nutrition for your body?
The types of food you eat and the quality of these foods really does count. There are certain foods which can help increase your brain power too. These include eating whole grain fiber grains, dairy products, berries, Omega 3 fish, and avocados.
You should aim to include these foods into your diet as much as possible. Eating fish, which is high in Omega 3 fatty acids, such as salmon should be included twice a week. Blueberries are great for your brain and they act as an antioxidant and should be eaten regularly.
If you currently eat a lot of junk food or sugary foods including soda then you want to start reducing how often you consume them. Many people are addicted to sugar and it can be a difficult habit to break.
To break a food addiction you want to start cutting down on the amount you eat. If you drink 4 or 5 cans of soda a day start off by cutting that in half. Then cut down again so that you are only having one per day and then finally remove that to one or two per week.
When breaking any type of addiction you may feel sick or even experience headaches or other side effects.
Remember that these are temporary changes and is the way your body is dealing with having this food substance removed from your system.
As you start eating healthier you will notice a few changes in your body. One may be that you need to go to the bathroom more often or you may even become constipated. To avoid this always drink lots of water as this will help your body deal with eating new foods.
You will also notice that your energy levels increase substantially and this in turn makes you feel happier. You will feel great because you can suddenly get so much accomplished in one day.
So if you want to become healthier and happier start making changes in the foods you eat and treat your body to the foods it deserves.