Can The Food You Eat Affect Your Mood?

1282 Words Jun 13th, 2016 6 Pages
There are many theories behind the connection of foods consumed by humans and their moods followed by the consumption. One that stands out most is that the affects of vitamins and chemicals in the human body cause changes in their moods and behaviors. This literature review takes a journey in this world, and informs the reader about the connections between foods and moods, and ways to use this knowledge to their advantage. The articled used in this literature review are: Can the Food You Eat Affect Your Mood? By Mercola, How Food Affects Your Mood, You Are What You Eat, and last but not least Your Brain on Food by McQuillan. These articles contain information on the relationship between different types of food and different types of moods, and ways to connect the two together. For one to be able to fully use this to their advantage, they must first learn the basic science behind the issue.
In the article Can the Food You Eat Affect Your Mood? By Mercola, Mercola makes some very good points about the affects of foods on a person’s mood and/or behavior. Mercola noted, “Toxicity in [a persons] gut can flow throughout [their] body and into [their] brain, where it can cause symptoms of poor mood, autism, ADHD, depression, schizophrenia, and a whole host of other mental and behavioral disorders” (Mercola, 2014). He suggests that an unhealthy diet cause such symptoms in the human body. He believed that “[Humans] have two brains – one in [their] head, and one in [their] gut – both…
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