5 good mood foods

Deficiencies in folic acid, iron, or thiamin can affect our mood. Here are 5 foods essential to our moral health…

Green vegetables energize us!
Broccoli, spinach, asparagus, Brussels sprouts… Green vegetables are full of folic acid, a vitamin whose deficiency can lead to mood disorders such as irritability. And to think that the majority of Canadians do not consume enough…

In good spirits who eats whole grains
Fatigue, loss of appetite, loss of tone and morale… What if it was a lack of thiamine? This vitamin contained in whole-grain cereal products is synonymous with good shape.

Meat, poultry, seafood: for the energy of hell
Meat, poultry, and seafood are sources of iron, a mineral that greatly influences our spirits. A diet low in iron can cause fatigue, weakness, and listlessness.

Legumes: completely energizing
Bingo! Legumes provide folic acid, thiamin and iron! They are accompanied by a source of vitamin C (broccoli, orange, kiwi, etc.) to improve the absorption of iron by the body.

Eating is good… for morale
Tasting a delicious dish is a pleasure in itself. What could be more reassuring, in fact, than eating a dish traditionally cooked by our grandmother… Here is a selection of recipes to cheer you up!

Favorite snacks at work

Should we have an afternoon snack? If so, what foods should we opt for?

The afternoon snack should combine carbohydrates (fruit, juice, bread, muffin, or cereal) and protein (cheese, milk, yogurt, nuts, or others). The first quickly digested and absorbed, release their energy quickly. The latter take over until supper by releasing their glucose fuel into the blood slowly and gradually.

At what time? The ideal is to take the snack 2 to 3 hours before the evening meal. This way, you don’t lack the energy to finish the afternoon or the appetite for supper.

What if I watch my line? Skipping the snack does not necessarily make you lose weight and can even make you fat! Instinctively, the body tries to compensate by eating more at dinner…unless it has already succumbed to the bag of cookies or snacks it finds in its path.