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Food + Mood

Diet, movement, sleep, sunshine and oxygen are a few readily available tools for improving our mood.

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Nutrients impact our feelings, as emotions arise from the relationship between brain and body.

The vagus nerve manages communication between the brain and digestive system.

It tells our brain when we’re hungry or full, energized or lethargic, and understands what we consume.

Its intelligence enables the brain to function at its best when provided with nutrient-dense foods.

Breaking habits

Comfort foods exist for everyone, subconsciously driven to them for quick dopamine releases.

Highly processed and unwholesome foods are often appealing in the moment, but do more harm than good: weight gain, heart problems, and mental fog.

Breaking damaging habits is often difficult, but effective in long-term mood improvement.

With good habits come the good effects that result in mental clarity, boosted energy levels, and heart health.

With mental clarity and enhanced mood come better decisions, closing out the cycle.

Building habits

Body chemistry shapes your individual equilibrium. Knowing which foods satisfy that chemistry isn’t always obvious.

Following principles will provide a head start to improve your mood, stabilize energy levels, and enhance mental clarity.

Supplements can improve health when used appropriately, but they’re intended to add to a foundation, which starts with clean, nutritious ingredients. 

Fruits and vegetables are an effective first step. Even better: organic and all-natural produce without chemicals to throw off your natural chemistry.

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Good mood food

Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and probiotics positively affect your physical health, in turn respecting the brain-body dynamic. Omega-3 fatty acids have a profound effect on mood, and are found in fish, nuts, and seeds.

Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans are high in fiber, beneficial to digestion. Yogurt is high in probiotics, supporting gut health.

Proteins have amino acids, essential for your brain’s chemicals to regulate your feelings and thoughts.

Protein can also help you to feel full longer, preventing sudden cravings that negatively affect mood.

Lean meat, eggs, cheese, beans, nuts, seeds, mushrooms, and fish are great sources. 

Let's adapt

mycro exists to provide a nutrient-dense foundation for wellbeing, beginning with functional mushrooms and adaptogens.

Mushrooms are high in fiber, protein, and antioxidants, and are medicinally beneficial.

Adaptogens are highly nutritious and incredibly intelligent, complementing the nutrients contributed by mushrooms.

Each ingredient contributes differently to your body chemistry.

Adaptogens bring you closer to a natural equilibrium, but can’t replace a lacking foundation.

Begin with ingredients for wellbeing, and reset habits where possible. Better ingredients passed onto your digestive tract speak to the brain.

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Listen to your body

When you eat is important too. Hunger often indicates an approaching drop in blood sugar, leaving you tired or irritable.

By eating regularly and choosing food that can slowly release energy, blood sugar levels balance out.