How Carbohydrates Affect Your Mood

You can by regulating your carbohydrate intake.

Eating the right foods or wrong foods for that matter really does have a massive impact on how you feel each day.

Have noticed that your emotions fluctuate up and down with your energy levels? If not start paying attention to this link and see what you notice.

The reason this happens is due to blood sugar levels. The amount of glucose thats in your blood at any given time.

When you eat a meal thats high in carbohydrates (grains, potatoes, fruits) they are broken down into simple sugars and absorbed into the blood stream. This causes a spike of sugar into the blood and is what gives you a short sugar high, however shortly after it's usually followed by a sugar low and this results in low energy and a grumpy, irritable mood. The more processed/refined a carbohydrate is the quicker this happens. The quick high, followed by a quick low happens due to the hormone insulin attaching to the sugar molecules and taking them into the cells for safe storage (AKA fat storage). When this happens theres often not enough sugar left in the blood stream which is what causes the "sugar low".