Crouse Health Online: Wellness is just a click away.
Share Share
  |  Connect with Us: 
Text Size

Health News

Health Tip: The Food-Mood Connection

Health Tip: The Food-Mood Connection


(HealthDay News) -- What you eat can affect more than your waistline. It can also influence your mood and behavior, experts say.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says these nutrients could help boost your mood:

  • Omega-3 fatty acids, found in salmon, flaxseed, flaxseed oil and walnuts.
  • Tryptophan, found in turkey, soy, red meat and dairy.
  • Magnesium, found in avocados, nuts and green, leafy vegetables.
  • Folic acid, found in fruits and green, leafy vegetables.
  • Vitamin B-12, found in dairy foods, meat, shellfish and fish.

The academy stresses, however, that changes in your diet aren't a sufficient substitute for professional medical treatment in cases of depression and other forms of serious mental illness.

Copyright © 2011 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


Latest News

Crouse Hospital Appoints Chief Information Officer
more >

MedEx Bedside Prescription Delivery Service

Free service offers convenience, patient education at discharge.
more >

Weight Loss Surgery

Is it right for you? Attend a free information seminar held twice monthly.
more >

Quality at Crouse

See how Crouse Hospital strives to provide the best in patient care.
more >

Cheer Up That Special Someone

Say get well or welcome a new arrival with a gift purchased right at Crouse.

more >

Make an Online Donation Now

Your donation of any amount helps support Crouse services & programs in a meaningful way.
more >

Shop Online Now

Say get well, thinking of you or welcome new baby with a unique gift from the Crouse Gift Shop.

more >