Good Mood Food: Unlock the Power of Diet to Think and Feel Well by Charlotte Watts and Natalie Savona
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|Good Mood Food: Unlock the Power of Diet to Think and Feel Well by Charlotte Watts and Natalie Savona|
|Reviewer: Sue Magee|
|Summary: I thought it was going to be a cookery book, but it's far more than that. It could change your life for the better.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 320||Date: December 2018|
|External links: Author's website|
I thought I was getting a cookbook: I liked the idea of a series of recipes which would make me feel happy. For once this isn't a case of 'if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is' - it's a case of getting something which could change your life for the better - for good - rather than a quick fix.
You get nine chapters plus a comprehensive glossary, which is worth its weight in gold. We look at energy and brain fuel, calming an anxious mind, focus and concentration support, mood maintenance, soothing belly stress, appetite regulation, sleep support, balancing female hormones and feel-good diet basics. You might feel tempted to just look at the sections which you feel apply to you, but they're all worth reading, particularly as recipes are given in each section but they're all tempting and could work well for a purpose other than that covered in the chapter you're reading.
For each 'problem' area you're taken through the science, but don't worry if this isn't your area of expertise, as it's delivered with a very light hand at a basic level. It must be - I had no problem in understanding it. You're given some tips as to how you can help yourself and they're all simple and sensible. When it comes to exercise walking is recommended and I don't think an expensive gym membership was ever mentioned. None of the food requires ingredients you can't pronounce or imagine where you could buy it. There is an emphasis on fresh food, preferably produced locally as that's fresher.
Despite the science content, it's an easy read. I finished my first read-through over a couple of days and I've since gone back to reread certain chapters which I felt were particularly relevant. I've made notes about supplements - something which I've always preferred to avoid as I thought that you didn't need them if you ate a balanced diet but I've come to the conclusion that there are areas where I could do with some support. It was a good, enlightening read and I'd like to thank the publishers for letting Bookbag have a copy.
It's a book to shelve next to The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer by Dr Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr Elissa Epel. You might also appreciate Keep Your Brain Stronger for Longer by Tonia Vojtkofsky and Wheat Belly: The effortless health and weight-loss solution - no exercise, no calorie counting, no denial by Dr William Davis.
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