GOOD FOOD IS A BLESSING!
GOOD MOOD FOOD
This is the moodiest time of year for me. The depleted feeling I have is caused from lack of sunlight (SAD) I’ve mentioned my efforts to keep a SMILE on my face through these drab days before and I’m always looking for ways to help improve my outlook. I found this article that has some suggestions on conquering our moods and thought I’d share it with you today.
Studies show that drinking black tea may lower the body's levels of a stress hormone, called cortisol, after a stressful event, helping you to relax more quickly.
Sources: Drinking black tea throughout the day or at night may help you keep your stress reflex under control.
If anxiety is keeping you up at night, a small, carbohydrate-based snack may be just what you need to relax and ease into sleep. Serotonin has been shown to have a calming effect, and production can be boosted by eating carbohydrates.
Sources: A small bowl of fiber-rich cereal with skim milk before bed can help give you a good night's sleep.
Hostility, anger, and grumpiness are the essential ingredients of a bad mood. Several studies have linked low levels of selenium with tendencies towards anxiety and irritability, so load up on this nutrient to shake your foul mood.
Sources: Sunflower seeds and Brazil nuts. Combine sunflower seeds and Brazil nuts with raisins and almonds for a mid-afternoon snack.
I love nuts and raisens and often have them for snacks while I’m working…I don’t think I’ve had many Brazil nuts though. I guess I need to put them on my shopping list for sure.
I really do have a ***BIG SMILE*** on my face today and I haven’t even had my breakfast yet…it is all due to the fact that I have a 4 day weekend ahead. I’m so in need of it too!
I received so many nice comments yesterday on the birth of my new grandson. Thank you all so much. Our Little Lad is a blessing for sure.
May your day be blessed with lots of SMILES and a little sunshine to warm your heart !