Do you ever eat junk food when you feel stressed out or in a bad mood? research shows that junk food can affect your mood and brain function - not in a good way.
Why do we use the name "junk food" to refer to foods such as candy and chips? because these foods don't contain many nutrients.
The brain needs micronutrients to function. A person without enough micronutrients can feel tired or in a bad mood.
Here are several important micronutrients - Potassium, Vitamin D, Folate (a type of B-vitamin), Biotin, Vitamin B12
Potatoes, apricots, plums, raisins, bananas, beans, spinach, dairy, Sunlight, fatty fish, fortified foods, Egg yolks, salmon, avocado, liver, yeast etc.
A good strategy is to make your meals as colorful as possible by eating different fruits and vegetables. Replace junk food with nutrient-rich food
Micronutrients (micro = small) are vitamins and minerals that humans require in small amounts. Junk food is very low in micronutrients.
Macronutrients (macro = large) are essential food components that humans require in large amounts. These include proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.