“You are what you eat!”

Have you ever heard the expression ‘You are what you eat’?  Well similar to exercise, the things we eat and drink, release chemicals into our body that in turn affect our mood.  Certain foods may begin to make you feel a certain way, for example food/drink high in caffeine content may make us feel energetic, anxious or affect our sleep. Food is basically fuel for our bodies. Have you ever felt hungry? How did this make you feel? Angry? Irritable? Frustrated? Tired? Well similar to the way a car needs petrol to run smoothly, our bodies need food to function properly.  Without a healthy balanced diet our bodies and minds begin to have problems running smoothly.