Maintaining a bright mood is one of many health benefits of being a vegetarian. Most of us grew up thinking that we needed meat and we needed dairy to be strong and healthy. Today, the growing body of evidence supports eating plant-based meals. Sometimes people tell me that they are craving “protein”. My response is – GREAT – have some oatmeal! After further discussion what I hear is that they are really craving fat. Weight loss hypnosis can help you let go of your craving for animal fats and other unhealthy food. Clients at Slender For Life™ learn hypnosis for weight loss with the Light Switch self-hypnosis technique.  Eat plant-based meals and brighten your mood.

How Vegetarians Maintain Bright Moods

The bodily benefits of vegetarianism have long been known. Less meat typically means less saturated fat and more antioxidants, which leads to improved heart health. But the impact of vegetarianism on mental functioning is less clear. Nutritionist Bonnie Beezhold at Arizona State University surmised that vegetarians have impaired mood, since most consume no fish and have extremely low levels of DHA and EPA, omega-3 fatty acids critical to brain cell function. But she found quite the opposite. Vegetarians who had low levels of omega-3s were happy campers, reporting fewer negative mood states than omnivores. The meager EPA and DHA furnished by their vegetarian diets is adequate as long as they consume significant amounts of ALA, or alpha-linolenic acid, found in many plant oils. Under the right conditions, the body can convert some of it into EPA. Vegetarians can load up on ALA by eating flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts.

A report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that moderate intake of omega-3s does not lower dementia risk over the long haul. Those with a regular fish intake developed dementia at the same rate as those who ate no fish during the 10-year study.

The ALA naturally found in many plant oils is not merely a substitute for the omega-3 fats found in fish. It has cardiac virtues all its own, according to a report in the journal Circulation. It has direct antiarrhythmic properties. As a result, it prevents sudden cardiac death. The effect is above and beyond whatever protection fish-based omega-3s provide.

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