When you don’t provide your body with the nutrients it needs, it becomes unable to produce critical hormones and brain chemicals. As this very interesting article and short video detail, this can lead to a short fuse and angry, aggressive or violent behaior.
The main culprit is too many refined carbs. The problem is that if you are not eating real, nutritious foods, you cause deficiencies in some key nutrients – vitamins and minerals – your body needs to help keep your mood steady so you are able to cope with the ups and downs of daily life in a stable way.
Yes, food is THAT important! That’s why I focus on no-nonsense nutrition and urge people to refocus their diets on real food that nourishes you at the cellular level. When you eat packaged, processed junk, you fill your belly but are actually starving yourself. Many overweight and obese people are malnourished for just that reason.
So I encourage you to begin cleaning up your diet and especially begin replacing refined carbs with more clean protein, beans, vegetables, especially green, leafy ones and healthy fats. If you find you are short-tempered much of the time, I bet you will begin to see a change once you begin truly nourishing yourself!
And be sure you are keeping yourself well hydrated – if you are dehydrated it is difficult to process emotions properly.. Your brain is between 70 and 85% water and when you’re dehydrated it will affect your ability to handle emotions effectively!
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