Good Mood And Energy
Eating the correct kinds of foods will help keep your energy levels up throughout the day, meaning an overall happier mood. Examples include:
- Aim to increase your consumption of beans, lentils, and wholegrain food.
- Having a healthy breakfast every day, helping to set your mood for the day!
- Eating slow release foods such as: oats, brown pasta, rice and bread, beans, lentils, apples and pears
Good Mood And Energy Foods
Cut down on sugar and salt. Sugar will drive your mood swings crazy. Try and cut down on sugar slowly. Eat good fats, oily fish (oily fish prevents depression, as well as flax seeds and flax seeds oil) nuts and seeds.
When we are out and about, often it is easy and tempting to go for the less healthy choices. If you don’t have regular meals this plays havoc with your sugar levels so keep to regular meals but choose slow fuel options like baked potato, beans or a low sugar option. Always have a snack on hand in your bag so you don’t get tempted to reach for the wrong foods. Nuts, oatcakes, and raw veg are a good choice for this.
Listen to Your Body
When it’s your time of the month, go for slow burn foods, concentrate on wholemeal and brown foods. You will be lacking in Magnesium during this time so eat whole grains, beans, lentils, green leafy veg and tofu. Try adding soy to your diet such as through milk, burgers, mince, beans, tofu. This type of nutrition reduces hot flushes as the plant estrogen in the soy helps symptoms. Although you should avoid soy if trying to get pregnant !
Benefits of Exercise
- Get moving!!
- Boost your mood
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduce cholesterol
- Helps flexibility
- Reduces heart disease
- Keeps you trim!
Keep a look out for my next blog on defending your body with food!!
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