Five Ways a Plant Based Diet Improves Your Mood and Mental Health

First, a plant based diet helps with depression because a vegan diet includes more complex carbohydrates than diets based on meat, dairy and eggs. Complex carbohydrates increase the feel good hormone, serotonin, in your brain.

Sources of complex carbs are whole grains such as rice, quinoa and oats; pasta; barley; potatoes; corn; and legumes (beans, peas, peanuts and lentils).

Second, a vegan diet boosts your immune system because you consume more vitamins and nutrients than you would if you ate meat, dairy and eggs. You help prevent illnesses and diseases with vitamin C which helps your body produce antibodies and stimulates the production of white blood cells, and vitamin E which acts as a powerful antioxidant that fights infection. Less illness and disease contribute to a better mood, more energy and overall happiness.

Third, a plant based diet improves your quality of sleep due to the increased consumption of minerals such as magnesium and calcium which are conducive to more regulated and effective sleep cycles. Magnesium helps the quality of your sleep and calcium aids your sleep cycle. Sources of magnesium and calcium are green vegetables, oats, figs, tofu, beans, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, barley, oranges and raisins.

Fourth, a vegan diet decreases anxiety and stress because a vegan diet lowers your blood pressure, cholesterol and weight. In addition, you consume more vitamins and minerals including calcium, potassium, magnesium and vitamin B that have been linked to lower stress levels; and vitamins A, C and E which contain antioxidants that repel free radical molecules which cause cell damage and inflammation.

Fifth, a plant based diet allows you to vibrate at a high frequency so that you stay mentally and spiritually clear. Veganism produces lots of serotonin or the happy hormone.

In addition, peace begins on your plate. It doesn’t make sense to put dead flesh or toxic byproducts and secretions into a living body. Nonhuman beings are sentient, conscious and self-aware. In the factory farms, they can smell death and fear. They know what is happening to their loved ones, and they know their fate. When living beings know their death is imminent, they release hormones such as cortisol into their bodies because they don’t want to die. They go into a state of fear and terror.

When you consume the flesh, byproducts and secretions of nonhuman beings, your energy, mood and spirit are adversely affected because you absorb the negative energy of their pain.

Today, a lot of people live in fear. Gandhi proposed, “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.”

When you vibrate on a low frequency, your energy is dense and dark, and you experience heavy problems, lethargy, drama, physical pain, depression, and other negative, toxic emotions.

In contrast, when you vibrate at a high frequency, your energy is light, and you enjoy personal power, clarity, peace, love, joy, synchronicities and manifestations.

Moreover, a vegan diet does not include the presence of arachidonic acid (or AA), a nonhuman source of omega-6 fatty acids that causes mood disturbing changes at high levels. Bipolar disorder or manic depression is a severe psychiatric illness which is treated with anti-manic drugs that decrease AA in the brain.

Finally, a vegan diet opens your third eye or your pineal gland which raises your level of consciousness, intuition, knowledge and wisdom.

Plants are live foods full of enzymes and rich nutrients as opposed to dead foods that calcify and block your third eye which keeps you in a low frequency and in a state of fear.

Pacifism can literally save our planet.

Pacifism means nonviolence and creates a higher level of consciousness.

Pacifists live in alignment with the values of Benevolence, Compassion, Empathy, Peace, the Golden Rule, Reverence for all life, Gentleness and Kindness.

I invite all of you to participate in a fun activity. Just click on the link below and you will see a list of various ways you can enjoy a peaceful lifestyle. If you have questions, feel free to contact me via

I am not a licensed physician or scientist.

All views expressed on this website are based upon my personal experience and/or research.