Everyone has heard the expression, “You are what you eat.” This very simple saying means more and more each day as we understand how foods affect us.
The food you put into your body affects your physical appearance, energy levels, bodily processes, and how well your brain functions.
Your brain is a system of chemical connections, almost like electric currents, firing off at each other so fast that it’s nearly impossible to fathom.
These chemical connections conduct electrical currents. Our bodies’ elements, like sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, have a specific electrical charge. Almost all of our cells can use these charged elements, called ions, to generate electricity.
The food you eat affects your brain’s and your body’s chemical makeup, altering how it acts and works. Eating the wrong food long term can slow down the current but eating the right foods can maintain a strong current.
Feelings and emotions also affect your brain. Feelings are born in the brain, and, depending on the emotion, they can alter the brain chemistry. For example, some people with mental health issues do not produce certain chemicals in their brains, which radically change their behavior patterns.
In addition to depression, excessive fast-food consumption has been linked to anxiety symptoms. The refined and processed carbohydrates that are the ingredients of fast food have been found to cause your blood sugar to fluctuate. Extremely low blood sugar can cause panic attacks, insomnia, and other anxiety symptoms.
There are things you can do to regulate this chemical reaction daily, and it’s simpler than you may think! Eating certain foods can specifically affect the body’s different functions, the chemicals in your brain, and your emotions.
Foods that will help you maintain the body’s electrical current must include natural, non-hybrid, whole foods that contain seeds and are not genetically modified. Their mineral content and ability to assimilate with our electrical bodies is primarily what makes it different.
Dr. Barish-Wreden says a healthy diet can be more effective for treating depression than prescription medications. “Studies have shown a reduction in depression of 40 to 60 percent when people are eating the right foods, which is a better outcome than most drugs,” Dr. Barish-Wreden says.
It is essential to have a strong body with your strong mind, and eating the right foods that will give your bones and muscles a charge will do it.
Daily physical exercise is essential for muscle growth, but so is getting enough vitamins and minerals. Were not just talking about iron; eating the right foods can give you a full spectrum of the proper nutrition for building and maintaining muscle and strong bones.
Here are some healthy foods you can eat to help optimize both your body and mind:
Eating a well-balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, protein, and some fat is the best way to nourish the body and mind electrical current. Our bodies are highly complicated machines requiring many different things to function correctly, and what we eat determines how it performs.
By taking simple steps to optimize your nutrition, increase food intake with naturally electric optimization in your mind and body. Start making healthy, nutritious food choices today and enjoy looking, feeling, and thinking better.
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company, Host & Producer of the People Before Politics Radio Show. AJ is a Father, Brother, An Author, Journalism Fellow (Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism), Hip-Hop Artist - one third of the legendary underground rap group JVC FORCE known for the single Strong Island, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian, Documentarian, Activist, Criminal Justice Advocate and Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale, Sonicnet.com, Launch.com, Rolling Out Newspaper, Daily Challenge Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine, Word Up! Magazine, On The Go Magazine and several others.