Chinese believe that nature is a reflection of our bodies and vice versa. So based on this theory, there are 5 elements in nature that correspond to specific organs in our body. Their balance is important for overall health, and of course, for mood swings. Finding what is right for you to eat will help in healing your body and keeping your mood swings at bay.
Based on the 5-element theory (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water), accordingly, there are 5 easy to follow suggestions that will promote mood control:
1. Wood Element
People with Wood element imbalance manifest liver and gallbladder symptoms. The major emotions associated with this element are anger, frustration and ill feeling. Thus, to support and to nourish this element it is profitable to include in your diet dark leafy greens such as kale, broccoli, spinach, swiss chard, collard greens, mustard greens, etc. Also try to sneak into your diet from the following list – seaweed (nori and kelp), black beans, wild rice, as well as brown rice, artichokes, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, plums, blackberries, peas and cucumbers. Don’t underestimate adding a slice of lemon or lime into your water, first thing in the morning. It aids the intestines, alkalizes your body and help in absorption of water.