How to Avoid Mood Swings with Natural Remedies

· June 11, 2017
Mood swings and changes in our state of mind are often the result of nutritional deficiencies. To avoid them, it's important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet, as well as to avoid a sedentary lifestyle.

Are you irritable, bad tempered, and arguing with everyone you find? Does every little thing annoy you? Well, perhaps you aren’t eating well and this could be increasing your stress levels. In the following article, we’ll tell you how to avoid mood swings with natural remedies and some advice that could help you.

Our mood can have a big influence on our daily life. It changes our thoughts, our perceptions of things that happen, the way we relate to others, etc.

That’s why being positive and being in a good mood can help you a lot in day-to-day life.

Are you feeling apathetic, and lacking enthusiasm to do anything? Are you irritable, melancholic, sad for no reason, tired, lacking the will to get out of bed, or feeling the need to argue with everyone? If so, perhaps it’s a good time to take advantage of the benefits offered by certain home remedies.

Tips and natural remedies to avoid mood swings

Do exercise

A woman doing stretching exercises.

Why is this our first piece of advice? Basically, because it has been shown that a sedentary lifestyle and mood swings go hand-in-hand. Doing sports, especially outdoors, is an excellent remedy to lift our mood.

You’ll get rid of all the negative feelings that you’ve accumulated. In addition to that, you’ll also release tensions and stress, and you’ll feel tired physically rather than mentally. Plus, as if this weren’t enough, you could lose weight, reduce cholesterol and avoid cardiac problems.

Do at least half an hour of exercise a day. Once you discipline yourself, you can choose to do what you really enjoy and what makes you happy. You decide!

See also: 9 Foods that Reduce Stress

Chew garlic

Garlic is an excellent home remedy for many things. Don’t think twice about adding it to your daily meals. If you like the sound of this, you can make a home remedy which will give you plenty of energy to start your day in the best possible way.

Ingredients

  • 6 oz of garlic
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Distilled water

Preparation

  • Firstly, take the skin off the garlic, chop it finely and put it in a container.
  • Then add the vinegar and distilled water in equal quantities until the garlic is covered.
  • Cover it well and leave it to soak in a dark place for four days.
  • After that, strain it and add the honey.
  • Consume one spoonful before meals.

Do what you like doing

A girl lying on grass reading a book.

Are you good at playing an instrument, writing poems or doing paintings? Make sure you put these hobbies into practice!

Perhaps you prefer reading books or playing with your children. Anything that makes you happy is healthy. Making a delicious dinner for your partner, going to a spa, going to a museum or walking barefoot on the grass.

The important thing is to break out of your routine, clear your mind and feel happy. This will help to prevent your common mood swings.

Sleep for eight (continuous) hours

Lack of sleep is one of the main causes of mood swings, stress and depression. If you don’t sleep enough each night it is more likely that the next morning you’ll react to whatever or whoever is in front of you. This is especially true if they speak to you in a way you don’t like (or you think you don’t like).

Try to get 8 hours sleep a day and, if possible, take a short siesta in the middle of the day, too. Don’t try to take advantage of the weekend to recuperate all the sleep you’ve missed from Monday to Friday. Remember that, while tiredness and exhaustion are cumulative, rest is not.

Try to go to bed and get up at the same time every day, including Saturdays and Sundays.

Make a homemade energy drink

This is a good option to lift your mood, and it’s totally homemade and easy to make. Here’s how to prepare it.

Ingredients

  • Juice of one orange
  • One slice of pineapple
  • 1/2 a banana
  • 1 tablespoon of wheat or oat germ

Preparation

  • Firstly, blend all the ingredients until you have a uniform mix.
  • Then drink on an empty stomach first thing in the morning.
  • If it’s hot, you can add ice cubes when you blend it.

Make a juice of fruit and herbs

A glass of milk and some apples

What you eat and what you drink can help to improve your mood. This recipe will be very effective for you during the winter, a time when depression and sadness tend to be more common.

Ingredients

  • 3 glasses of mineral water
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup of grapes
  • One lemon
  • Two tablespoons of passiflora

Preparation

  • Make a smoothie with all of the above ingredients and then drink it before breakfast.
  • You can keep it in the fridge if you don’t drink it all and enjoy it throughout the day.

Nutrients and mood

Did you know that a lack of certain nutrients can cause bad moods or irritability? This has been proven. Because of that, it’s a good idea to make sure your getting enough of the following nutrients:

We recommend you read: You’ll Love These 7 Ways to Improve Your Mood Naturally

Selenium

You can get this nutrient from wholegrain cereals, certain fish (like salmon and hake), seeds and garlic.

Iron

A spoon full of lentils

A lack of iron causes anemia and this, in turn, influences the mood. Eat more lentils and other legumes weekly.

Omega 3

The most significant source of Omega 3 fatty acids are oily fish, like salmon, tuna and hake. Eat them three times a week, always steamed or grilled, not fried.

Vitamin B

Vitamin B is essential for your nervous system to work properly. It also helps to improve your metabolism. You can get B vitamins by eating lentils, spinach, seeds, wholegrain cereals and fish.