Blame Your Lifestyle For Mood Swings
An unhealthy lifestyle is not only responsible for health hazards, but it could also be the reason why you experience mood swings as an unhealthy lifestyle causes hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalances. And though several factors may define an unhealthy lifestyle, eating unhealthy food tops the list when it comes to awareness. Eating unhealthy food causes many metabolic disorder like mood swings, anxiety or depression.
Due to the consumption of unhealthy food, toxic builds up in the body and creates disturbances in the microbiome of the gut, resulting in hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalances.
Toxic Build Up
The technological progress of the 21st century has turned out to be a bane for the world, assaulting it with pollution. Modem lifestyles too, have made the environment vulnerable and humans are constantly exposed to several pollutants, which in turn affect health. And as more and more toxins build up in the body, it brings with it, a plethora of health issues.
In addition to environmental hazards, metallic toxins consumed with our food like nickel, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, etc. and pesticides and toxicity emitted from heating plastic, causes estrogen imbalances. All these wreak havoc in our body by increasing oxidative stress and hormonal imbalances.
The Causes Of Mood Swings
For a person to be in the pink of health and to have a healthy metabolism, he/she requires 21 essential minerals and 15 vitamins, But the deficiency of nutrients in common food stuff and an excess of junk food, a lack of healthy fats like omega 3 fatty acids and other minerals such as magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and vitamins B complex, can lead to neurotransmitter imbalances that result in mood swings.
The excess of sugar, trans fat, pesticides, chemicals or other preservatives found in food can disturb the hormonal balance in the body and cause an abnormal metabolism.
Also, poor eating habits and lifestyle choices cause imbalances of testosterone, thyroid, estrogen, etc. and the consumption of some animal products may give rise to toxic hormone levels (due to injected hormones In animals).
The regular intake and unsafe consumption of alcohol may lead to nutritional deficiencies like vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B6 that causes neurotransmitter Imbalances. And this may result in excessive mood swings.
- Intake of a high fibre diet, full of green vegetables and non tropical fruits.
- Cutting down on calories and body fat by reducing the consumption of caffeine, junk food and sugar.
- Practicing meditation coupled with regular physical activity may also bring about great results in controlling neurotransmitter imbalances and mood swings.