Are you under stress? Feeling nervous or anxious? Are you completely down today and don’t want to get up at all?
Wake up and make yourself a whole and hearty breakfast. Yes, I mean it. You still think it’s nonsense? Halt before you grab your antidepressant pills and take a look at the #MagicIngredients which you need to include in your breakfast dish.
It is a common saying that chocolate can improve your mood and it is not wrong at all.
Certain kinds of food products can actually relieve you from various mental setbacks, especially bipolar mood swings, anxiety, stress and depression.
Most importantly, they are easy to grab and takes lesser time to make than you can imagine, hence you can be safe with your work life balance.
When you are irritated and disgusted try the following to boost yourself up in the respective situations-
Oats- nowadays, oatmeal is a part of breakfast in almost every household, and people believe oats are healthy and it can help you stay slim. But quite a few of us know that oat is a form of soluble fibre which supports reduced cholesterol hence heart disease, but besides that oats contain phytochemicals which can control blood sugar levels that are affected by stress.
Banana- taking a banana with you while you rush for office is a good idea. It is a form of carb which is rich in potassium as well. It generates serotonin in the brain which calms and relaxes your hyperactive senses, and at the same time, it relieves you from insomnia, fatigue, breathlessness and keeps heart muscles healthy.
Amla – Indian gooseberries; the green colour itself acts as a coolant to the senses. It is rich in Vitamin C which keeps the walls of capillaries flexible so that when they tend to be constricted by stress or increased blood sugar level, the ill-effects can be fought with the nutrient.
Turkey- if you are a lover of western meal, good news for you. Turkey is rich in tryptophan which is a catalyst for serotonin and actively participates in reducing anxiety in a person.
Egg,nuts- Some studies claim that green leafy vegetables, nuts, rice, legumes, pork, chicken or eggs are rich in Vitamin B and lack of it can lead a person to depression without reason.
Whole wheat bread- whole grain cereals and breads are rich sources of good carbs and they can automatically make you happy.
Salmon- It is a fish which is loaded with minerals and can become a part of lean protein and useful fat in our daily diet. The DHA (docosahexanoic acid) in Omega 3 fats help to nourish the brain while mitigating stress hormones. Plus, the Omega 3 in salmon can reduce inflammation and promote healthy blood flow, both of which are compromised with chronic stress.
Foods you should avoid in stress and depression-
Refined Sugar- the sweet gives you an instantaneous energy which may last for 20 minutes but it actually blood glucose levels to plummet, resulting in a sugar hangover that disrupts our mood, depletes our energy, and is linked to sleep disorders.
Caffeinated beverages- They keep you awake and intervene with normal sleep processes which can later cause mood disorders. Especially the energy drinks which promise of making you fly like #Superman are actually loaded with caffeine equal to 14 cans of soda beverages.
Alcohol- Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant and it generally numbs your senses of thinking, understanding and reasoning. The central nervous system which is responsible for controlling emotions is greatly affected with alcohol.
Hydrogenated oils- solid fats are worst for blood sugar level and cholesterol. They can clog arteries and prevent blood flow to the brain.
So now you know which great ingredient can make you a miraculous meal and give you a fine bright morning; which things you can avoid to keep away from a gloomy mood. So eat healthy and be happy.
Please feel free to ask questions and post comments.