What can I eat to achieve emotional balance?

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John Douillard, DC
Herbal Medicine
From an Ayurvedic perspective, emotional balance can be achieved through eating three (not six) nutritious meals a day, without snacks.  Also making sure you are getting plenty of healthy fats such as high-quality ghee and coconut oil, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, found in fish oil, walnuts, flax seeds and flax seed oil, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and purslane, can powerfully support mood.  Fat is our body’s preferred long-lasting energy source, and eating three meals a day supported by ample healthy fat and fiber can help to stabilize the body’s blood sugar and neutralize cravings for sugary foods, keeping the mood calm and stable.

Also According to Ayurveda it is important to have all six tastes included in each meal The word for taste in Ayurveda is "rasa" which is the same word for "emotion." Eating each of the six tastes -- sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent -- with each meal is a classic way to balance meals and the emotions.
To achieve emotional balance, improve your nutritional balance. That means including fats, carbohydrates and proteins in your daily diet, along with other beneficial nutrients. And be sure to drink enough fluids.

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Emotional Health

How well you handle stress, anger, relationships, work, family life-it all factors into your emotional health. Finding balance in life-as well as peace of mind-helps us cope with life's ups and downs. Take time to explore new ways ...

to find stress relief, and to release anxiety, and unhappiness. Counseling can help-as can a gratitude journal.

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