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How does food affect your mood?

Eat your way to good mental health

When we are stressed we often want to reach for the biscuit tin or treat ourselves with high- calorie foods. But eating junk food can actually make us feel worse. This highlights that the way we choose to fuel our bodies has a direct link to our emotions and mental state. 

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HOW TO… Have a healthier relationship with food

Don’t label foods

People often talk about themselves in terms of being ‘good’ or ‘bad’ according to what they’ve eaten that day. We tend to pass this concept on to our children, making them feel ‘bad’ for having chocolate and ‘good’ for eating broccoli. This can also create stress and complex feelings that can increase an unhealthy relationship with food rather than curb it.

Everything in moderation 

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6 ways you're secretly AGEING

These everyday things are making you age prematurely. But you can take action.

None of us wants to age quicker than we have to, but while we all know that things such as sunbathing or smoking can cause wrinkles, not many of us realise everyday activities are ageing us both inside and out. 

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