Enhance Your Mood Naturally
Bad days happen – and when they do, it’s easy to let your stress levels skyrocket and your mood sink to the floor. But if you’re feeling down and out, we’ve got some good news for you. By incorporating some mood- boosting foods into your diet, you might be better prepared when life gives you lemons.
Try one (or all!) of the following to feel a little happier and a little calmer, in no time:
Tea is overflowing with health benefits, but did you know that certain teas can help enhance your alertness? Combined with caffeine, the amino acid theanine (found in black, green and oolong teas), can help improve your attention and focus.
Feeling a little stressed-out? Keep some coconut-scented hand lotion or a candle nearby. Researchers have found that the fragrance of coconut can help slow your heart rate and decrease your “fight or flight” response if in a state of stress.
3. Fruits and Veggies
If you’re looking for another reason to fill your diet with whole, healthy foods, we’ve got it! Studies have shown that antioxidants, folate and vitamin B (found in fruits and vegetables), can positively impact mood and even help lower risk of depression.
4. Chocolate (Especially Sugar Free!)
The antioxidants found in dark chocolate can actually help your body reduce stress hormones! Pretty great, right? Be sure you’re eating the good stuff – and get your refill of naturally-sweetened Sugar Free SkinnyMe Chocolate by clicking here.