5 Ways Your Breakfast Affects Your Mood

Healthy BreakfastThe key to stay cool all day without rising temper because of traffic and being much nicer to your assistant could be on your breakfast meal.

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 reality:

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.

Breakfast reality:

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.

Breakfast reality:

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.

Breakfast reality:

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.

Breakfast reality:

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

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7 Responses

  1. Antibody says:

    I am used to take some B-vitamins supplement after breakfast, it makes my mind more clear.

  2. Candy says:

    I always have a cup of juice and a piece of bread for my breakfast. But after viewing this, I think I need to make changes!

  3. Thanks for your sharing. I sometimes didn’t eat breakfast, maybe I would make some changes in the future.

  4. Andrea says:

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  5. A very wonderful and useful article.

  6. Nice paper, useful to our daily life, as “The year’s at the spring , and the day at the morning”, a more healthy breakfast makes one more efficiency all daylong.

  7. susan says:

    Actually, I do not pay more attention to the nutrition of the breakfast. After reading your post here, I think the nutrition in breakfast is really important for our health, especially, the low-fat food, some unhealthful trans fat is harmful to our health.

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