Week 2: Foods for sleep. 😴
Week 3: Foods for energy.
Week 4: Foods for immunity.
This week: Foods for MOOD.
Here are 4 foods I keep in my kitchen for a better MOOD…
The cocoa flavonoids in dark chocolate can reduce levels of stress hormones. One study found that eating an ounce and a half of dark chocolate daily for two weeks reduced feelings of stress.
Turmeric may act as a natural antidepressant thanks to an active compound called curcumin. Curcumin helps increase levels of serotonin, a happy hormone.Pro-tips: Always add a pinch of black pepper when using turmeric to increase its absorption by 2000%. Enjoy a golden milk latte as a comforting bedtime ritual. And use golden milk as a base for oatmeal, smoothies, or chia pudding.💫
3. FRUITS & VEGGIES
One study found eating more fruits & vegetables boosted overall mental well-being, with the magic number for happiness being 7 cups/day.
I spoke with one of the authors of the study, Andrew Oswald, and he said there’s improvement in well-being even at lower amounts, but best results happen with 7 cups of produce per day.
Pro-tips: Aim to eat produce at every meal… by being LAZY! 😜 Get my favorite 5 LAZY VEGGIE ideas HERE.
4. FATTY FISH
Foods high in inflammation fighting omega 3 fatty acids [think fatty fish 🐟 like salmon, sardines, and tuna] may help reduce anxiety.
💓Valentine’s Day Bonus💓
Looking for a healthy Valentine’s Day inspired breakfast? I got you. Try Heart Beet Pancakes. Recipe >>HERE<<