5 Ways Your Breakfast Affects Your Mood
1. Your bread doesn’t have enough B-vitamins
Breads on your breakfast plate do not have sufficient amount of B-vitamins your body needs such as niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, and folic acid which are responsible for serotonin build up, neurotransmitter that makes you cool and happy all day.
Breakfast should contain at least 10% of the daily value of niacin, riboflavin, thiamin and folic acid. Breads that contain nuts and whole grain breads have higher amount of B-vitamins. Include orange and fortified cereals on your breakfast to increase your daily dose of B-vitamins.
2. You eat “low fat” foods
Some low fat meal like muffins and pastries contains unhealthful trans fat. This kind of fat makes you more slow and irritable.
Most recent study stated that people who eat high amount of omega-3 fatty acids are more relax. It allows the membrane of nerve cells to function very well. Use walnuts or flaxseed to your favorite cereals or yogurt.
3. You eat fruits alone
Fruits have limited amount of magnesium, a kind of nutrient that eliminate depression.
Add whole grain foods on your breakfast to increase intake of magnesium.
4. You eat pancakes and pastries every morning
Consuming large amount of refined carbohydrate can make your blood glucose level drop below normal, making you feel more irritable.
Add foods rich in protein help you brain handle every day stress. Boost you energy by adding 5 grams of fibrous foods every morning. Your peanut butter gives at least 2 grams of fiber you may substitute it with an apple or banana for about 3 grams each.
5. Miss out you coffee
Drinking fewer amounts of you coffee intake can leave you irritable.
It doesn’t mean that you have to increase your daily intake of coffee, drink at least 10 percent less a day.
Make Yourself Happy
Enjoy your breakfast and eat the right kind with this easy food substitute.
Avoid: Instant cereal bar
Eat: More high protein foods like peanuts, walnuts and dried cranberries
Why: Cereal bars are high in sugar content and has less fiber
Avoid: Artificial flavored yogurt
Eat: Low fat yogurt with no artificial flavorings with fresh fruits and nuts
Why: Flavored yogurt contains too much amount of sugar, adds walnuts for more omega-3 fatty acid.
Avoid: Kid’s cereal – even those made from whole grains
Eat: Give much emphasis on foods that contains high amount of protein, B-vitamins and fiber.
Why: Many cereals for kids have fake “whole grain” content.
Avoid: Sweet doughnuts
Eat: Low sugar content doughnuts and waffles
Why: Doughnuts with too much sugar content can make increase sugar level in the blood