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Food and mood - 6 Minute English

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Scientific research into the relationship between what we eat and how we feel is growing. In this programme, we’ll be investigating the connection between our food and our mood. We’ll hear how healthy eating makes us feel better, and of course, we’ll be learning some new vocabulary as well.

❓❓❓ This week's question:
How much of the body’s total energy is used up by the brain? Is it:

a) 10 percent
b) 20 percent
c) 30 percent

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.


✔️ emotional eating
eating lots of food in response to emotional feelings instead of to hunger

✔️ appetite
the feeling that you want to eat food; the desire for food

✔️ grab and go
the activity of taking something quickly when you do not have much time

✔️ bananas
(slang) silly; crazy

✔️ roll your eyes
move your eyes upwards as a way of showing annoyance, boredom or disbelief

✔️ patronising
speaking or behaving towards someone as if they were stupid or unimportant

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