10 BRAIN FOODS TO BOOST YOUR MOOD

Posted December 2016
2017-2
Walnuts, brain food, healthy eating

INTRODUCTION

Feeling tired or sluggish? Here are 10 BRAIN FOODS TO BOOST YOUR MOOD today. Real Foods is your go-to resource for easy and healthy eating.

 

10 BRAIN FOODS TO BOOST YOUR MOOD

It’s easy to reach for comfort foods during stressful times to get you through.  Fast food can provide a quick fix and are often the ones that lead to more aggravated stress levels in the long run.

This means when you eat processed foods it will lead to surges and crashes in hormones and the blood sugar can increase our susceptibility to new stresses.

 

STRESS BUSTING BRAIN FOODS

#1 Atlantic salmon
A single 200g serve provides you with your entire daily requirement of essential fats. These fats improve the body's cells ability to take up essential hormones, including those involved in mood regulation.

#2 Walnuts

These nuts are the richest in the essential fats known to improve cell health. By eating 10 walnuts a day helps to optimise cell wall composition and can help lower blood cholesterol levels, to improve blood flow around the body.

#3 Eggs

Eggs are a good source of the nutrient choline. Choline has a number of vital functions including optimal cell membrane function and neurotransmission thought to be related to mood and energy levels.

#4 Grains

Choosing low GI carbs is one of the most important things we can eat on a daily basis. It helps regulate blood glucose levels which in turn maintain our energy levels and ultimately our mood.

#5 Red meat

The most common causes of fatigue in women aged 24-35 years is low iron. To help boost your iron levels, it’s recommended to eat red meat in small amounts, 2-4 times each week for optimal energy production.

#6 Green tea

Drinking green tea daily may help regulate your blood glucose levels, keep you alert, hydrated and help to manage dreaded sugar cravings after lunch.

#7 Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate contains high amounts of the antioxidant molecules, flavonoids and the phenolic phytochemicals known for their positive health benefits.

#8 Coffee

Starting the day with a "proper" coffee is a daily habit of many that may provide the stimulatory effects of caffeine to get our brain and our body moving.

#9 Seaweed

Seaweed is one of the richest sources of iodine, the mineral that is required for optimal thyroid and metabolic function, which are in turn crucial for optimal energy and mood.

#10 Legumes

Whether it’s kidney, borlotti or soy offers the benefit of containing slowly digested carbs which will help to regulate the mood enhancing neurotransmitter serotonin.

 

To help improve your mood why not start a weekly food plan? Here’s what we recommend you can eat in one day with Corn Thins™ slices to a healthy, happier you.

 

 

BREAKFAST

Scrambled Egg and Smoked Salmon

 

SNACK

Strawberries, marscapone, chocolate & sliced almonds

 

LUNCH

How to eat when you’re hangry recipes

 

DINNER

Resolutions the bigger picture recipe

 

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