In present day American society, unhealthy food is often picked over healthy food in general. In fact, with the rise of advertisements and the lower prices of food, people often find it hard to stay away from fast food. Unifications once recorded nearly two thirds of people who do not report daily mental health problems eat fresh fruit or drink fruit juice every day, the other one third eats healthy and has mental health problems. (Aubrey, 2014). Healthy food, while more expensive, is much more beneficial than unhealthy food because it helps improve your mood, boost your energy, and improve the nutrients brought into the body. [solid thesis]
Fast food or junk food can be a quick way to get a beneficial …show more content…
While eating at a fast food place you can imagine the amount of stressors that come along with a typical meal. Foods can be stressors on the body, which can have a negative effect on your mood, while other foods are supporters (Food and Mood, 2015). However, just because one food may not be a supporter for one person does not mean it will not be a supporter for another person. Foods that are types of supporters are ideally fruits and vegetables. Plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains will supply the body of nutrients for both good health and good mood (Gibson, 2015). If a person happens to avoid eating their supporters than they could find themselves coming down with health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and death.
A common way to solve for many health problems is to eat a healthier diet. Hippocrates once said, “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food” (Marie, 2008). The meaning to the quote is that a good diet can have the potential to fix anything as if it were medicine. Just like different medicines cure different things, food affects people differently and helps with different …show more content…
For example, MyFitnessPal is a smartphone app that keeps track of steps walked, calories burned, and calorie intake. MyFitnessPal has collectively lost 40 million pounds based on their users (Desk, 2013). The mobile version is always useful for people on the go.
While keeping track of what one eats it can also help moods and weight loss. It encourages people to eat fewer calories because it is has been written out. “People keeping a food diary six days a week lost about twice as much weight as those who kept food records one day a week or less (WebMD, 2015). The food journal is always beneficial for more than just calorie counting.
There are many different ways to keep a good mentality and watch what one eats. With the physical food journal or the fitness pal application. While keeping track people will feel compelled to eat less because people are seeing or writing down everything you are eating. While doing to this it the person will see that eating a more healthy meal will give you more calories and things to eat. One will also come to find that your mood will increase because you are eating