Are you feeling depressed? Are you simply irritated at how often you’ve been irritable? Perhaps it’s time to look at the foods and drinks you consume to see if they are the cause of trashing your mood! Believe it or not, choosing what you put in your mouth can actually determine your emotions, heal your muscles, help prevent cancer and even ward off weight gain. As a matter of fact, back in the past, using food as medication was just an everyday happening. While nowadays we know that modern medicine can pretty much perform miracles, you may not expect your meals to hold as much importance as they do for your mental and physical well-being. So, turn your grocery list into a medicine cabinet for what ails you. Below are just some of the foods that can make you feel refreshed and absolutely fantastic: Fibre – as you consume more fibre, the amount of time that the food spends in the stomach is reduced, helping the food and acid from coming back up Protein – for those who are trying to go on a diet, protein actually helps to keep you full while providing building blocks for your body, so calorie-burning muscle can be formed and kept Omega-3 Fats – not all fats are made equal; Omega-3 fats are said to help boost levels of serotonin, a feel-good chemical produced in your brain. There are so many reasons to decide to live a healthy lifestyle; improved appearance, disease prevention and increased longevity are just a few. When exactly was the last time you considered living a genuinely healthy lifestyle? Believe us, it’s about time you did, because love it or not, your physical and mental health are fundamentally connected. If by being picky about what you serve on your plate could alleviate and help you reach your aim for living a healthy life, why not do it?