Saturday, April 20, 2013

What you crave when you’re feeling blue?

What you crave when you’re feeling blue?
Experts say that chocolate specially dark chocolate may help reduce the stress hormones.
Skip the coffee and have a spinach salad instead. 
Eat folate-rich foods like spinach and other leafy green vegetables as well as potatoes, fortified breads and cereals, beans, peas and mushrooms.
A great example of a combination snack is an apple with peanut butter. The apple is your healthy complex carbohydrate and the peanut butter is a healthy fat. Combining these powerhouse foods tastes delicious and gives you energy that lasts for hours!”
“Green tea which will calm you and help you maintain clear concentration and focus".
Need a happiness boost? Then turn to low fat fortified milk, fortified cereals or mushrooms. An egg-salad sandwich on whole-grain bread offers the perfect carbohydrate-tryptophan combination.
When you're in a bad mood, keep in mind that even moderate exercise can make you feel better by raising your levels of serotonin, the "feel good" hormone.
The bad mood foods include, sugar and white flour starches, wheat and other gluten-containing grains (rye, oats and barley), fats made from vegetable oil other than olive oil or coconut oil, and soy (which impairs digestion, increases estrogen to dangerous levels, and can affect the thyroid).
The good mood foods in order of importance are: protein, healthy fats (i.e., omega-3 fats and saturated fats found in dairy, animal meat and coconut milk), vegetables (4 to 5 cups per day), and fruits.
So, eliminate the bad mood foods as best you can and replace them with good mood foods.
Don't go too long without eating, as this will make you grumpy n weepy and stay away from sugary junk foods or drinks that shoot up your blood sugar and then make it crash, triggering mood swings.

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