Because our society is so quick to use street drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, sugar, junk food, processed foods, etc., to inflate or deflate our moods, the outcome from this junk entering our bodies, are the side effects which actually inflate or deflate our moods!! It's a vicious cycle!
Limiting the above items is a plus, but here are a few natural answers to help keep your moods stabilized.
Exercise - great for stress reduction and releasing hormones/chemicals that your body needs
St John's Wort - produces serotonin, which regulates and improves your mood. This takes a while to get into your system - at least 2 to 3 weeks. Be patient and be regular when taking this herb
Vitamin B & Folate - low levels can cause depression. These foods are high in each or both: skim milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, spinach, sunflower seeds, eggs, clams and oysters
Edamame & Strawberries - they help stabilize sugar levels
Turkey & Sweet Potatoes - have Tryptophan, which is a natural tranquilizer! (do not eat packaged turkey. These are high in nitrites and preservatives -- that only defeats your purpose!!)
THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEM TO TAKE FOR A MOOD REGULATOR:
Omega-3's - play a crucial role in brain function, memory and performance <link<
If you have a deficiency in Omega-3's, symptoms include fatigue, poor memory, mood swings or depression, among other things. Hence, the reason to eat more Omega-3's.
Some of the best foods for Omega's are sardines, salmon, mussels, haddock, shrimp, rainbow trout, kiwi, chia seeds and flax seeds, which are very high in Omega's.
I personally take Omega-3's every day to maintain my wonderful, enjoyable mood. It WORKS!! When I forget a couple days, I can tell immediately!
In order to receive the full benefits of all natural ingredients, your body needs these items on a regular basis. It often takes up 2 to 3 weeks, more or less, to feel the changes. Usually you need to detox your body from whatever unnatural chemicals/substances you ingest, i.e., bad carbs, preservatives, alcohol, prescribed drugs, etc.
The result is amazing, if you actually care enough and trust yourself, to stop the garbage and rely on good things for your body!
~ RNR ~
Being healthy should be a priority!!