Your Brain on Food

Brain Chemistry


Everything about food will have a direct effect on your brain. The emotional as well as physical responses.

Many of today’s most common health concerns are directly related to brain chemical (neurotransmitter) imbalances. Your brain on food!

  • Tasting
  • Seeing              
  • Smelling



  • What you think - brain fog?
  • What you feel - depression?
  • How you act - stimulated?


Chemical Responses

  • Carbohydrates - fuel your brain
  • Proteins - communication for brain function
  • Fats - build the brain 


Building Blocks

Neurotransmitters - Chemicals that transmit signals or chemical messengers. The body uses nutrients in foods to manufacture neurotransmitters. Responsible for our behavior, attitude and energy.

Simplified - What you put in is what you get out. What you eat, the quality of the food and the nutrient density will all have long lasting effects on the brain.  Foods can support or inhibit neurotransmitter function.


Video:  BBC - How food affects your mood ;) 1/3 - YouTube

Video:  BBC - How food affects your mood ;) 2/3 - YouTube

Video:  BBC - How food affects your mood ;) 3/3 - YouTube


You have a choice.

What are you eating?

What are the short and long term effects of what you eat?

Food for thought.


Kathleen Kasprzak


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Genesis Transformation May 01, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Excellent post. As a health and fat loss coach - this message is imperative to get across to people. Eating non-foods ie; processed foods, leaves our brains in a fog, gives us feelings of depression and starves our body of nutrients. When we eat real, nutrient dense foods, we think clearer, release stress and have increased energy. Even our diseases will disappear. It really is quite simple! Peggi Ingram, RN BSN, PT Certified Genesis Transformation Coach


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