Does Your Diet Affect Your Happiness?

Food affects your mood. There are foods that energize  and perk you up, and there are also those that makes you feel lethargic and groggy.
Mode of ignorance, passion, and goodness—what are the differences?
Food is categorized in three different modes—ignorance, passion, and goodness. And each category has a different effect on the emotion of a person.
Food that is in the mode of ignorance is made up of scraps and is processed using procedures that you may see as gross. These foods make you feel lethargic and sickly. Food that is in  the mode of passion are those that are savory, sweet, salty, meaty, and are loaded with cholesterol. These foods bring your emotion a punch, which lasts for few hours. It perks you up and makes you feel re-energized. However, when consumed most of the time, these foods will give you certain diseases eventually. And the last mode on the other hand, the mode of goodness are foods that gives your body a drastic wholesome feel—invigorating and cleansing. These foods when taken daily, won’t give you diseases, rather it will improve your health and emotions.
Examples of food that brings happiness
Below are the types of food that in the category of mode of passion that administers happy hormones in your body.

  • Chocolates
  • Cake
  • Ice cream
  • Pizza
  • Fried chicken
  • Donuts

And for foods that are in the mode of goodness are:

  • Yogurt
  • Cheese
  • Dates
  • Grapes
  • Banana
  • Nuts

However, between passion and goodness, it is the food that are in mode of goodness that provide a long-lasting effect to your body. They not only make you feel happy emotionally, but they also keep your heart and health happy and away from diseases brought to us by food that are in the mode of passion and ignorance.

Coffee and caffeine-laden drinks
Coffees and sodas are not secret in giving you a jolt of happiness and energy. These beverages are enriched with sugar that stimulates your adrenal glands to pump out happy hormones. Drinking coffee and soda is linked to improving emotions such as happiness, tranquility, and calmness. They also boost your productivity level and reduce stress. In fact, studies show that people who drink three cups of coffee a day is more likely to avoid depression than those who drink less than two cups. However, drinking too much of these caffeinated drinks is also associated with insomnia, obesity, and fatigue.


Changing a diet can be daunting. It takes one brave soul to switch from one diet to another especially when you will be following the path of a holistic lifestyle. Freshly-prepared meals that are packed with wholesome ingredients are the best type of food that enables your body to heal itself, balance hormones, clean toxins, and uplift your spirit.


If you want to feel more invigorated, refreshed, energized, beautiful, cleansed, and happy, choose your food carefully. Follow a healthy lifestyle, don’t consume foods that are laden with chemicals, bad cholesterol, and toxic.