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4 Ways What You Eat Affects How You Feel

Some days you feel good, some days, less so. For a lot of us, it's about riding the roller-coaster with a good attitude, but what if you could build a different track? There's enough out of your control affecting you, but what you eat is within your control and can make your day at least a little better. What you're eating may affect more than you might think, here's the top ways what you chew on affects your day.


Your stomach

If you regularly have gas or feel bloated, your stomach can use a little help. You might think it's normal, and for you it is, but it's probably your gut telling you that something isn't working as well as it could. You might not be getting enough fiber, that's pretty common, or you may be eating foods with too much fat (maybe more more common). Without going into too many details, it's simple to say that if your stomach regularly feels uncomfortable, it's time to start exploring why.


Your muscles

Athletic performance, of any kind, is affected by what you eat. Although drinking enough water will help you to avoid painful experiences like cramped muscles, what you eat will also affect how your muscles feel when you use them. Calcium is part of the process how muscles expand and contract, so that micronutrient is essential for a balanced diet. Again, if your muscles aren't loose and comfortable on any given day, what you eat may actually be part of the problem.

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Your heart

Heart health is usually talked about in the context of heart disease, but your heart also affects your daily experience. High blood pressure, often from eating too much salt, is associated with irritability and a list of other impairments, including sexual impairments. High heart rate can be the result of chronic stress (fruits and vegetables may help reduce stress), a dangerous condition that has a tendency to affect people's emotions. No matter how you look at it, a healthy heart is a boon to day-to-day experiences.


Your mental wellness

Like the rest of your body, your brain is affected by what you're eating. The top 4 micronutrients helpful to preventing or reducing mental health issues are b-vitamins, iron, omega fatty acid balance, and zinc. Here's something that might surprise you, the science behind supplements isn't very strong (even multivitamins). So, like with the rest of your health, it's probably best to get foods that provide these nutrients instead of relying on a pill.


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