Warning: I am not a medical professional of any kind. The following blog is written from my personal experience alone and has not been reviewed by a professional.
I feel odd writing about this because I struggle on a daily basis to eat healthy, but it is an important subject. Unhealthy foods are known to trigger mood swings in individuals with bipolar disorder. It’s important to work at having a balanced diet. Your body requires a healthy diet in order to function properly; it helps to reduce the severity and frequency of bipolar mood swings and episodes. It also helps people maintain a healthy weight, which is a known issue for many individuals with bipolar disorder.
Fruits and vegetables are vital to our diet, and they are probably my biggest struggle when it comes to healthy eating. The only time I got in enough fruits and vegetables was when I was juicing, and I’m no longer doing that. I also struggle with whole grains and dairy, which are also important. No matter what we put in our bodies, I believe balance to be the most important. Even though I struggle with healthy eating and balance, at least I keep on trying.