3 Health Issues That Can Be Treated With Food

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Eat to live and live to eat. Many of us have heard that phrase. But what if you could eat to feel?

Studies have shown that not only can food have an effect on your mood, but it can also cure certain health issues.

Take a look at these 5 common health ailments that you may just be able to cure simply by opening your refrigerator.

Fatigue

Overdoing ourselves to the point of exhaustion is sometimes unavoidable. Sometimes the job simple won’t get done unless we push ourselves to this state.

When this happens we tend to turn to caffeine, or in some cases of extreme workaholics, turning to amphetamines, which can result in going to rehab.

Instead of putting yourself at risk for addiction, or serious damage to your body, try reaching for a bowl of oats. Oats contain a mineral called selenium. This mood-boosting substance can leave us feeling energized and our tummies full.

One extra perk of this filling food, is that it is naturally low in sugar, and will keep us satiated for hours while working to get the job done.

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Depression

If you’re feeling blue, before you opt for a prescription, reach for a banana!

Bananas are high in potassium and the chemical tryptophan. An amino acid that converts itself to serotonin.

Serotonin is that magical stuff that releases itself in the brain and makes us happy. So don’t be saddy. Have a bananny.

Insomnia

Have you ever found yourself lying in bed staring at the ceiling thinking about how you have to file your taxes, lose more weight, or finally call your grandmother back?

Some people are completely incapable of turning their minds off to the point of looking at the window and the sun is starting to rise.

If you find yourself feeling this way some night, and hopefully for your sake it will be the day after Thanksgiving, reach into the fridge for some turkey!

Turkey is also a food that contains tryptophan, which is a sleep inducer. That’s why you feel so sleepy after a big turkey dinner!