Self-Esteem- The Nutrition Connection

Food creates a variety of chemical reactions in our body that will alter our mood and self-esteem.

Why else do people crave a cup of coffee upon waking, or drinks out with friends after a 

stressful day at work.  What we put into our body has a direct effect on our body.  In fact, I was 

just reading one recent study on fat.  The study found that fat can actually help you sleep, make 

you calm, and even ease our perception of pain! What! 

Here are a few more ways you can harness the power of food to help boost your self-esteem:

 Increase foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids - omega-3 fatty acids can help to prevent low 

moods and depression as they affect the neurotransmitter pathways in the brain. 

 Include foods rich in vitamin D, which is known to increase levels of serotonin in the 

brain. Eggs, animal protein, oily fish, and yogurt are great options.

 Seek out foods rich in vitamin B - A key vitamin for energy production! Low levels of 

vitamin B have been noted in those with depression. Foods like spinach, broccoli, meat, 

dairy and eggs are great sources of B vitamins.