Foods To Boost Your Mood
Spring has finally arrived – a time when we naturally want to refresh & rejuvenate ourselves and our surroundings. The winter blues may still be lingering, which creates the perfect opportunity to learn some natural tips and tricks on peeling away the rest of those winter blues and enjoying the new season.
What do you do when you feel the stress packing on? Do you first think to reach for a comfort food that may not be of service to your health? It’s natural to feel this way, especially if you do not program yourself to think about healthy ways to combat your stress and elevate your mood.
There are countless ways to boost your mood naturally. Here are a few of my favorite foods that not only boost your mood naturally but can also help you stay calm in the process.
Asparagus is loaded with folic acid, which has been associated with stabilizing and boosting your mood. One cup of asparagus offers two-thirds of your daily folic acid requirements. As if that wasn’t great enough, asparagus goes well with nearly any meal! Sauté, steam, roast or grill it – it’s quick, simple and a delicious addition to your meal. I like mine with a little crunch to them, yummo!!
The numerous benefits that avocados boast make them a favorite addition to my meals. A slice of avocado is chock-full of Vitamin B which is essential for healthy brain cells and nerves. Also an excellent source of potassium and healthy fats, avocados hold many benefits that can assist in boosting your mood. Enjoy them with fried eggs, in a salad, or simply right out of its shell!
Although they are small, blueberries are a Vitamin C and antioxidant powerhouse. These benefits are crucial in helping to protect against and repair cell damage. Quercetin, an antioxidant found in abundance in blueberries, is an incredible natural anti-inflammatory.
Munching on almonds is an age-old trick for reducing stress. Almonds are high in Vitamins E and B2, both of which are great immune system boosters during stressful moments. Just a few spoonful’s of almonds can do wonders for your mood. Be sure to soak them overnight for easy digestion.
Why not give one or more of my favorites a try? There are numerous other options such as spinach, oranges, fatty fish (salmon), and more.
I encourage you to think of healthy ways to elevate your mood, using your own wisdom and even a few of the tips you read here today! What do you plan on doing next time you need a mood boost?
P.S.Try deep breathing and getting into nature for non food de-stressors.
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