How do you like your eggs and 🥑 in the morning? ☀️ Today has been a bit manic, but thankfully my nutrition has been on point. Eating the right fuel can help you to cope under more pressure, and keeping your blood sugar balanced is one of the best ways to combat mood swings during stressful periods.
Your diet and #nutrition
choices can make your stress levels go up or down. Certain foods provide comfort and actually increase levels of hormones in the body that naturally fight stress. Other types of foods and beverages can reduce stress by lowering the levels of hormones that #trigger
Sometimes, it's the effect of a food or drink that can help reduce stress, not necessarily its nutrients. A warm cup of tea can actually #calm
many people (Sandra Meyerowitz, MPH, RD, LD). There's the soothing effect of sipping a warm drink, regardless of the flavour — but things like lavender and chamomile, have been shown to have a relaxing effect on their own.
Avocados are not only delicious mashed into guacamole or sliced onto a salad — they're also packed with omega-3 fatty acids. These healthy essential acids are known to reduce #stress
, boost #concentration
, and improve mood. All I wish was that I ate more #carbs
today! Carbohydrates have been found to increase levels of serotonin, a chemical in the body that can boost #mood
and reduce stress. Once #serotonin
levels are increased, people under stress experience improved cognitive function, meaning they can concentrate and work better. My #avocado
fuelled me to a point but as the day draws to an end and as my schedule gets tighter I can feel my #concentration
capacity shortening and my stress brewing. I think it’s time for a cup of tea and a plate of something wholesome. Good job I’ve got a wedding to go to 😋👰#avocado #paleo #foodie #wellness #eatwell #yummy #breakfast