The connection between diet, mood and memory

Blood Sugars and Your Mental Clarity!

Consuming foods that raise blood sugar levels too quickly doesn't only deplete your energy levels but it doesn't do much for your mood either.

Our moods are intimately affected by the levels of hormones in our system, including the hormone insulin. These hormones in turn affect neurotransmitters, which are chemical messengers in the brain. The different types of nutrients we eat, including carbohydrates and protein affect these transmitters differently, triggering drowsiness or alertness, but the brain will be most sensitive to one simple compound: Blood Sugar!

Unlike muscles, the brain cannot store sugar. it needs just the right amount at of it at all times to function best, so its not surprising that its sensitive to even small differences in the amount of blood sugar available. A steady supply of low glycaemic foods can help you to achieve this. 

High and low blood sugar levels can cause mood and memory trouble.

When blood sugar levels are too low we can feel symptoms of depression and the memory can also become affected too. When blood sugar levels are too high this can also have an impact on memory storage and is said to be associated with Alzheimer's disease.

By keeping your blood sugar balanced, this will help you feel better, less fatigued and mentally sharp. The best way to start your day is by eating a good breakfast that will keep your blood sugars balanced will improve your mood, mental functioning, concentration and memory.

If you would like more help with making the right meal choices for your own health and well-being that perhaps your family can also enjoy and benefit from, please get in touch with us and we can get you booked in for an initial consultation.

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