Food and Mood – No wonder USA has had bigger health troubles than UK!

On today…

“FDA to Redefine ‘Healthy’ Foods

  • According to FDA rules, food can only be marketed as healthy if it meets certain nutritional criteria. Snack foods cannot contain more than 3 grams of total fat per serving, and only 1 gram of that can be saturated fat
  • FDA rules do not take sugar into account, which means Pop-Tarts and Frosted Flakes qualify as “healthy,” but salmon and raw nuts do not because of their fat content
  • The FDA has announced it will reevaluate the definition of the word “healthy.” It will also seek to define the word “natural,” and reevaluate regulations for nutrient content claims in general”

What has this to do with bipolar? To resolve any mood disorder you need to be eating plenty of healthy fat. Things like avocados – yet in USA this was defined as unhealthy – not surprising that a lot of Americans have been confused or that they have by far the highest rates of bipolar and many other disorders.

Eating the right things was key for my recovery and still is.

About Roger Smith (in the UK)
Helping you to think about bipolar disorder in different ways so that we can eliminate the disorder and eventually eliminate the need for this diagnosis.

One Response to Food and Mood – No wonder USA has had bigger health troubles than UK!

  1. bshawmhBecky says:

    If we get informed and use our common sense we can eat well and live well. There is so much misinformation but it’s really quite simple. Eat a range of fresh organic products and minimise processing. If it comes in a packet it is not natural.

    I think we have forgotten to listen to our guts. If eating something that makes us feel bad then it’s probably not good for us.

    I am glad you are sharing this information and asking the questions that help us think things through and make informed choices for ourselves. Blogs like yours helps me rethink all I have been hearing, especially from healthcare professionals. I now ask myself ‘does it make sense?’ and ‘what are the alternatives?’. I wish I had done this sooner as I would have recovered earlier and avoided years of suffering.


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