Food to Feel Fabulous
Feel Fabulous Food:
Fresh food is bursting with health benefits from glowing skin, sparkling bright eyes to a shining happy soul! Be inspired & incorporate more nourish to flourish meals into your summer days for optimum health, immunity and vitality.
Oily fish: Packed with satiating protein and Omega 3 healthy fats, sardines, salmon and mackerel promote brain health and strong bones whilst preventing disease.
Avocado: Full of vitamin E & K for lovely hair & skin. Rich in flavour and deliciously filling.
Cashews & Pumpkin Seeds: Mineral miracles! Full of calcium, magnesium, and potassium. They also release energy slowly for stable blood sugar & mood!
Here’s a few other reasons why, eating well can do wonders for health & wellbeing…
TRYPTOPHAN: For Happiness
Serotonin, our brains “happy hormone”, is made in the body using the amino acid tryptophan, which can only be supplied through diet. Tryptophan also produces melatonin, which is essential for good sleep. Low serotonin levels are commonly linked to depression, anxiety, insomnia and fatigue.
Make yourself a “happy” meal with foods rich in Tryptophan –
Lean chicken, turkey, beef, brown rice, fish, milk, eggs, cheese, nuts, bananas, peas, pumpkin, potato, corn and spinach.
B VITAMIN: For Energy
B vitamins promote a healthy nervous system & facilitate energy conversion from what we eat. Niacin (B3), pyridoxine (B6) and folic acid (B9) all work with amino acid tryptophan to produce that “Happy” hormone serotonin. These “anti-stress” elements also relieve anxiety & tension, whilst boosting energy, mood & cognitive function.
Artificial supplements are often hard for the body to process. Be your best with a menu rich in legumes, wholegrains, nuts, seeds, green leafy veg, seafood, red meat & dairy.
BLOOD SUGAR: For Balance
Aim to keep blood-sugars level for physical and mental stability. If they fluctuate during the day, our sense of wellbeing does too. A diet high in sugary processed carbs cause peaks & slumps in the amount of glucose in the blood, this leads to cravings, irritability, fog, fatigue and even depression.
How we eat, affects how we feel – Try eating a balanced breakfast and include plenty of complex carbs, fresh fruits, vegetables & healthy fats in regular meals & snacks throughout the day.
Eat Well to Feel Well x