Mood Foods

Mood Foods

While studying, working, playing boring games, or during high stress activities, your mood might change to one you might not like. What people do during these mood changes is look for food, but it’s not always the best one. For example, the sugary, high calorie treats that many people resort to have negative consequences of their own. You may crave calorie-rich, high sugar foods like ice cream or cookies to try to lift your spirits, but those will result in even more negative consequences. Now, with eating the correct foods, you can boost your mood as well as you might even enjoy what you’re doing!

Mood foods are those foods that have had research done on them that show a positive outcome when used. Do note though that moods are not only influenced by food but other things such as high levels of stress, your environment, little to no sleep, nutritional deficiencies, and mood disorders. 

Some good mood foods include but are not limited to: 

  • Dark Chocolate
  • Yogurt
  • Bananas
  • Oats
  • Berries
  • Spinach
  • Teas
  • Nuts and Seeds

Some mood foods to avoid include but are not limited to:

  • Caffeine
  • Rice
  • Potatoes
  • Pasta
  • Bread
  • Sugar
  • Alcohol

Try eating the listed good mood foods for yourself and you could see a boost in your mood as well as a long term effect of good overall health. You will be amazed at the abundance of energy and the much better moods these foods will provide. Remember, fuel your brain with these amazing and healthy nutrients and supplements to support yourself during bad moods and you will be feeling your best in no time!

If you’re ever concerned with if your food is good or bad for your mood, a little research on Google should do the trick, or even asking your parents, they might know!

Approaching Different Learning Methods

Approaching Different Learning Methods

Hello everyone! So, Juan previously went over the different styles of learning, but he didn’t go over how to study for those. Today, we will be learning about different ways to approach each and every studying method.

As Juan stated before, there are 7 different methods of learning, but remember, you can be a combination of two or more learning methods.

Visual Learners

  • Utilize a drawing board or smartboard
  • Watch others as they do what you’re learning
  • Use charts and graphs
  • Play flashcard games
  • Use slideshows, presentations, etc.

Auditory Learners

  • Spell words out loud, maybe sing them
  • Record information and re-hear it
  • Practice in front of a mirror or some plush toys
  • Listen to music 
  • Listen to audio-books

 Reading/Writing Learners

  • Take a ton of notes and rewrite them to memorize
  • Use fun and different colors in your notes
  • Use bullet points and lists
  • Make drawings to signify something you can use to associate with your memory

Kinesthetic Learners

  • Design and create different graphs
  • Use gestures to represent keywords
  • Listen to songs
  • Play some games 
  • Do exercises or problems with your hands

Logical Learners

  • Search up and provide statistics and facts
  • Utilize critical thinking exercises
  • Complete problem-solving tasks
  • Learn by using different orders, steps, logic, facts, etc.
  • Use maps and diagrams

Social Learners

  • Utilize video-sharing platforms or join webinars
  • Team-Based games
  • Visit blogs
  • Engage in studying with others and class discussions
  • Have a tutor or someone else to learn with

Solitary Learners

  • Use a journal or diary
  • Tell people to give you space, peace, and quiet to be able to study
  • Study individual problem-solving exercises
  • Create study guides and read them on your alone time
  • Read books you like on your own

Sources: 

https://www.education.com/magazine/article/12-ways-teach-visual-learner/

https://www.time4learning.com/learning-styles/

https://teach.com/what/teachers-know/learning-styles/