Rhiannon Lambert, leading nutritionist and author of Re-Nourish; A Simple Way To Eat Well, joins Happiful's podcast to talk about the connection between food and mood
Following her previous podcast episode about nutrition and finding the support that is right for you, Rhiannon returns to chat with Happiful, this time about the relationship between what we eat and how we feel, physically and mentally.
After explaining that 90% of seratonin, our “happy hormone”, is made in our gut, Rhiannon tells us how what we put in our stomach has an impact on our overall mood and perspective.
While we all know that nutritional perfection isn’t realistic (or human!), Rhiannon explains that there are key dietary building blocks that can support better mood and health for everyone.
After exploring positive food options for busy people on the go, she busts myths around the incorporation of tinned and frozen foods in our diets and shares thoughts on the small things we could all do that, if implemented consistently, could make a significant difference to our overall health.
As the podcast ends, Rhiannon shares some simple tips for being kinder to ourselves when it comes to nutrition and food for positive mood. With hydration at the top of her list, Rhiannon also explains her stop/pause theory, of taking a moment before eating to consider what is happening in the moment to cause us to reach for sugar or caffeine, and keeping a reflection diary to develop our own understanding of what might trigger us to make less positive choices throughout the day, so that we can address these in future instances.
Rhiannon joined Happiful’s podcast ahead of the return of her own podcast Food For Thought, on Monday 18 August. This will be the fourth series of Rhiannon’s brilliant and chart-topping podcast. Be sure to listen and subscribe.
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