How your diet can affect your mood

Eating foods with a high glycemic index can lead to blood sugar spikes and crashes, which can affect mood and energy levels.

Blood sugar fluctuations

The gut produces neurotransmitters that affect mood, so a diet that promotes gut health may help support a positive mood.

Gut health

A diet lacking in essential nutrients can lead to deficiencies that can affect mood and mental health.

Nutrient deficiencies

Chronic inflammation, caused by a diet high in processed foods, can affect mood and cognitive function.


Omega-3s have been linked to positive mood and may help reduce symptoms of depression.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood, and it is produced in the gut, so diet can affect its production.


A diet rich in antioxidants may help protect against oxidative stress, which can negatively affect mood and cognitive function.


Excessive caffeine intake can disrupt sleep and cause anxiety and irritability.


Alcohol is a depressant that can negatively affect mood and cognitive function.


Some people may be sensitive to certain foods, and consuming them can lead to negative physical and mental symptoms, including mood changes.

Food sensitivities