You bet. If you feel tired, run down, are irritable a lot of the time with stress levels going through the roof – look to your diet.People forget that each cell is power by nutrients – even your brain cells. Many people know about serotonin and that the brain needs it for good moods. However, the brain also needs vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, proteins, and complex carbohydrates.

 Is your diet giving you all the raw materials to keep you calm, feeling energetic? Or is it the cause for your being tired, bloated, poor digestion and not being able to cope?

 So where do you start? Just by eating more vegetables in a day (even in soup), plus 2 or three pieces of fruit each day is a great start. Make salads your best friend. Can’t be bothered to prepare? Then at least stay clear of the fast food fare, or if you really must have a burger – order a salad. Nutrients in fruits and vegetables increase your nutritional status – give you vitamins, minerals, such as magnesium that calms nerves.

 Lack of adequate protein in your menu plan can leave you exhausted and cause brain fog. Proteins contain amino acids, necessary for many functions in the body including making neurotransmitters in your brain.. You don’t need a lot, but include 2 – 4 oz. per meal depending upon your weight – (low amount for a small woman and the higher amount for a large man). Don’t forget the fat! Eat a handful of raw almonds, pecans or pumpkin seeds to keep you fueled and your brain happy.

 Simple changes can give you dramatic results. Try it!