Oh dear, you may have poor impulse control my friend! The main nutrients that have been implicated in impulse control are iron, omega-3 fats and B vitamins; all required for methylation. Methylation is a key biochemical process that’s essential for the proper function of almost all of your body’s systems. The good news is, a few dietary tweaks can optimise the function of all your body’s systems and may have a dramatic impact on your health.
Make sure your diet includes iron rich beef, chicken liver, turkey, clams, mussels, oysters and sardines canned in oil. Omega 3 rich foods include walnuts, flaxseeds and olive oil whilst vitamin B rich foods include wild salmon, oats, tuna, eggs, bananas, potatoes, avocado, kidney beans, spinach and almonds. The other factor to consider is your blood sugar balance as blood sugar dips can also lead to poor impulse control. Following a low GL diet and possibly supplementing chromium is also important.