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Happy food (I have tried it, it works) (Motivation? – the last point is “drink wine!” )

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Food and Mood

Felice Jacket, – she is Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiological Psychiatry and Head of the Food and Mood Center at Deakin University in Melbourne.

Jacka is considered a world-leading expert on how food affects both everyday mood swings and serious mental illnesses. She is also a leader in the International Association for Research on Nutritional Psychiatry. She recently published the book “Brain Changer – How Diet Can Save Your Mental Health”.

I have some experiences with various personal testing of what she writes about and have very good experiences.

The text under is the ten points from the book “Happy Food” and a article in www.vg.no as a “plus article”

Happy food

  1. Eat vegetables for all meals, preferably green leafy vegetables and tomatoes every day. Up to one potato a day.
  2. Eat whole grains every day, the amount depends on how physically active you are.
  3. Eat legumes three to four times a week, also in the form of, for example, hummus.
  4. Choose fruits, vegetables and nuts as a snack. Eat three fruits a day and 1⁄2 dl of unsalted nuts or seeds. 2 dl olives is also a good choice.
  5. Eat oily fish at least twice a week. Eat eggs almost every day, and a maximum of six a week.
  6. Eat lean red meat three to four times a week, limiting the amount to 65-100 grams at a time.
  7. Eat dairy products two to three times a day, such as feta cheese, hard cheese, ricotta or natural yogurt.
  8. Use olive oil as standard fat, about 0.6 dl of cold pressed virgin oil every day.
  9. Stay away from sugar. Eat sweets only exceptionally.
  10. Water is the best drink. Drink a maximum of one to two glasses of wine a day.

Source: The book: Happy Food, by Henrik Ennart and Niklas Ekstedt

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