Fall is officially upon us, which means we’ll start seeing leaves changing color, the switching of shorts and t-shirts to pants and hoodies, and less sunshine, which means seasonal depression for many, and of course bad eating habits. According to psychology experts there are 3 foods you should eat this fall to help prevent mindless and emotional eating and combat the seasonal lows.
Cinnamon is good to assist in avoiding spikes in your blood sugar, which means less cravings of sugary foods.
People who experience more emotional eating during the fall, have also been shown to have lower Vitamin D levels and higher levels of depression and anxiety. Mushrooms are one of the best sources of vitamin D.
People who have an increase in “bad bacteria” in their gut are more likely to have higher levels of depression and anxiety. Ninety-five percent of your serotonin production happens in your gut, not your brain. One of the best things that you can do is take probiotics to help to increase the level of “good bacteria”. You can also increase “good bacteria” by eating fermented foods such as pickles, yogurt, kombucha, and sauerkraut.
Try these foods this fall, it’s one small step to help improve your mental health and reduce emotional eating.