Good Mood Food
It has long been known that food plays an important role in our health and well being, Hippocrates, often referred to as the father of modern medicine once said “let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food”.
The relationship between food and mood in individuals is complex however we do know that serotonin deficiency is the most common biochemical cause of depression. A deficiency in any single nutrient can alter brain function and lead to depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders, especially deficiencies in B12, folic acid, other B vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids.
Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter that the brain produces from tryptophan, contained in foods such as oysters, turkey, banana’s, pineapple, plums, nuts, milk, spinach and eggs. As well as mood, serotonin levels also impact upon sleep and appetite.
Now we know how important these nutrients are, we now need to know how to increase our consumption of them. Join WWWUK alongside Ceri Jones of “The natural Kitchen adventures” for an evening of deliciously happy food. Using ingredients nutritionally proven to raise natural serotonin levels, you will have the opportunity to learn from Ceri as she takes you through cooking a 3 course menu. This hands on experience will equip you with the knowledge of how to prepare and cook 3 fabulous mood enhancing dishes after which you will sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labour at the end of the class. All food will be gluten free and paleo – ish.
Ceri Jones is a 30 – something Londoner and was recently lucky enough to make her passion for wholesome food her living by training as a natural chef in Calafornia. Ceri now works as a natural chef and can mostly be found cooking in London’s healthy retreat cafe kitchen HQ. Ceri also works as food writer and whole food cooking instructor and has written her blog “Natural kitchen adventures” which focuses on whole foods, paleo and gluten free recipes since 2011. Through her blog she explores new ingredients, cuisines and recipes one kitchen adventure at a time.