What To Eat?

If you're ever having an "off" day, feeling stressed, or 

having trouble sleeping, read more to find out what foods you can eat to help.

Feeling depressed or moody, try foods rich in vitamin K [1]:

  • spinach
  • broccoli
  • iceberg lettuce
  • vegetable oils (i.e. soybean oil, canola oil)

Feeling anxious about exams and life, try foods with zinc and manganese [2]:

  • red meat (i.e. beef, pork)
  • legumes (i.e. chick peas, beans)
  • nuts (i.e. cashews, almonds)
  • dairy (i.e. milk, cheese)

Having trouble sleeping, try foods rich with tryptophan [3]:

  • cow's milk
  • turkey
  • chicken
  • eggs
  • oats

Check out MyPlate.gov for more info on different food groups and healthy eating.

1. Bolzetta, F., Veronese, N., Stubbs, B., Noale, M., Vaona, A., Demurtas, J., . . . Solmi, M. (2019). The relationship between dietary vitamin K and depressive symptoms in late adulthood: A cross-sectional analysis from a large cohort study. Nutrients, 11(4) doi:10.3390/nu11040787

2. Nakamura, M., Miura, A., Nagahata, T., Shibata, Y., Okada, E., & Ojima, T. (2019). Low zinc, copper, and manganese intake is associated with depression and anxiety symptoms in the japanese working population: Findings from the eating habit and well-being study (book review) doi:10.3390/nu11040847

3. Doherty, R., Madigan, S., Warrington, G., & Ellis, J. (2019). In Doherty R. (Ed.), Sleep and nutrition interactions: Implications for athletes doi:10.3390/nu11040822