Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fighting Depression

We all know that diet and exercise are important but here is one more reason to focus on healthy eating and staying physically active. 

Our mood and energy follow our blood sugar.

Here are some tips to keep your blood sugars under control.

1- Each meal should contain protein, fiber, and fats to help control blood sugar spikes. 

2- Reduce or even eliminate sugary drinks....Juice, soda, alcohol, energy drinks, sports drinks. 

3- Don't go longer than 3-4 without eating/ don't skip meals. 

4- Reduce the amount of sweets.....candies, baked goods, etc.

5- Make exercise a priority.
"The consumption of sugar and other relatively pure carbohydrates has become great during recent years that it represents a serious obstacle to the improved nutrition of the general public."  - American Medical Association 1942

It amazes me that this quote was written in 1942!