Mind, Body & Spirit Diet Guidelines

By EatingWell Editors

Keep your energy levels up by following these guidelines from the nutrition experts at EatingWell.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you! I know it isn't rocket science...but understanding why someone my be an emotional eater...that it is linked chemically in releasing neurotransmitters...well it is freeing. I don't mean to be dramatic...but...

Eat more fish

A growing body of research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish can help alleviate the symptoms of some mental disorders. In one study, researchers found that participants who had lower blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids were more likely to report mild or moderate symptoms of depression. While more research is needed to determine whether omega-3s play a role in improving moods, we do know they are healthy for the heart—and that in itself should be enough to give your mood a lift. Foods rich in omega-3 fats include oily fish (salmon, mackerel and sardines), ground flaxseeds, canola oil, walnuts and omega-3-fortified eggs.

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