By Laurel House
Instead of habit-forming prescription meds, food has similar abilities to fight off a funk, without causing havoc on your body or the planet
In a funk? Forget about pills. Mend your mood the eco way - with food!
More than singing fat and firing up the metabolism, certain foods have the ability to alter your outlook without the side-effects and internal havoc caused by chemically-concocted meds-a good thing for not only your body, but the planet too.
Studies have shown that ground water, the same water that comes out of the tap, is contaminated by a chemical cocktail consisting of birth control and anti-psychotics. Say what?!
Sure, it's a minuscule amount, but even in extremely small doses do you really want to ingest them on a daily basis?
What is the cause for this tainted water? When we urinate, we rid our bodies of toxins- which includes medications which then get worked back into the water supply system. Pretty gross!
Next time you feel out of sorts, consider these naturally happy-making prescriptions vs visiting your med-happy psychiatrist who is waiting with pen in hand to send you off to the pharmacy.
Instead of habit-forming prescription meds, food has similar abilities to fight off a funk, without causing havoc on your body or the planet. Try these foods to help with anxiety, depression and unhappiness.
Mood Mending Food - 5 ounces of lean protein like sliced organic chicken breast.
How? Protein helps your brain produce dopamine, norepinephrine, and other neurochemicals that keep you calmly alert. When you are calm, you are less likely to experience anxiety.
Mood Mending Food - Line-caught fish - raw or cooked.
How? Studies have shown that regularly consuming low-mercury fish can help minimize balance mood swings, reducing the likelihood of feeling depressed. Sugars, on the other hand, have the opposite effect, eliciting and increase in depression. Next time you are feeling particularly low, pass on the cookies and ice cream and indulge in a big serving of sashimi instead.
Mood Mending Food - Organic Dark Chocolate!
How? Popular belief turns out to be true! Chocolate boosts your mood. Anadamine, a naturally occurring chemical in chocolate, triggers your brain to creating the all around good feeling. Just be sure to stick with the purest chocolate bar you can find (that means it is dark chocolate and contains at least 75% cocoa) to avoid the mood dampening sugars.
Laurel House is a Fit Living Expert, 3x published author, and believer in living a life of balance. See more of her "Quickie Tips" on her website QuickieChick.com.
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