When people think of mood swings, they likely envision teenage girls or premenstrual women, but stay with me here. Mood swings affect both men and women as with moods there is a naturally ebb and flow to people’s emotional cycles. And when the body is out of sync, unnecessary moods swings occur, and that’s just life, right?
Well, maybe not. For mild mood swings, there are holistic approaches that can help to bring the body into balance and swing your mood back to center.
Mood swings are often caused by problems in the pancreas, and carrot juice contains natural insulin that helps to stabilize the pancreas. Holistic practitioners often prescribe a diet low in sugar and high carrot juice to help control mood swings by balancing the pancreas. Because carrot juice is inherently sweet, dilute the juice with an equal amount of water for each glass.
Fruits that help control mood swings
Blueberries are a little blue miracle worker. They are jam-packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, which are potent stress busters. Because your brain consumes so much oxygen, oxidants do heavy damage there, and those antioxidants will help reduce the free radicals damage that wears away at your memory.
Blueberries are also low in calories, so they won’t make you feel all bloated and chunk-like. Blueberries are an excellent source of fiber as well, which can help relieve the cramps and constipation that can occur in times of stress.
A recent study conducted by the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias suggests that apple juice can be a useful supplement for calming the declining moods that are characteristic of the progression of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer’s disease.
So whether you have prepubescent hormones coursing through your body, hormones of the premenstrual nature, or you’re just a guy who’s having a bad day, try some of these juices in combination or on their own. You never know! Carrot Juice, blueberries, or apple may just help you bounce right back!