By Naini Setalvad
Mood fluctuations cause us to binge-eat unhealthy foods, but a little awareness can help us drive away the blues through conscious eating, says Naini Setalvad
It is unfortunate that we reach out for the worst foods when our moods are spewing out anger, anxiety, stress or gloom, thereby further accentuating our negativity. Call it a gut feeling or just a craving but there is a connection between a particular emotion and the food we reach out for while experiencing it.
So when the hand reaches out for fried and processed food, let us see how we can make smart choices that support the connection without endangering our health. To keep your mood generally stable, I would suggest that you eat a banana and a couple of leaves of the tulsi plant daily. These two keep in check a majority of the mood swings that occur throughout the day. Other supportive resources include fresh foods, seasonal foods, slow eating, lots of vegetables, good quality fat from ghee, nuts and seeds, lots of water, fresh air, exercise and deep breathing, so make them part of your daily routine.
Emotions and their corresponding foods
100 gms potato, boiled
50 gms peanut, roasted and coarsely crushed
2 tbsps coriander, finely chopped
1 tsp chilli paste
1 tsp chaat masala
1 tomato, finely chopped
2 tbsps cow’s ghee
Salt and lemon juice to taste
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