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How Does Food Affect Your Mood?

January 24, 2018

 

We eat food to provide fuel to our bodies and create change in our bodies on a cellular level. It’s important to make sure the fuel you’re providing your body is the right kind.  

 

Food that is full of nutrients from the earth will energize and invigorate you. Processed, pre-packaged, (dare I even say) “dead” food will leave you feeling lethargic. It makes total sense, doesn’t it?

 

Dark green leafy vegetables are full of chlorophyll, which is, essentially, liquid sunshine. Chlorophyll is the matter in plants that allows them to take in light from the sun and use it to create usable energy.  When we consume these raw dark green vegetables (like kale, broccoli, and mustard greens) we fill our body with the equivalent of the plant’s life energy – the very thing that allows a seed to flourish and take form.

 

When consumed, chlorophyll helps us to oxygenate and energize every cell in our body.  It’s is also extremely cleansing and detoxifying. Here is where you might see the correlation between why I eat what I eat and why I include essential oils in my daily life.

 

Here are some suggestions for you to include in your diet. Can you make one new addition in the next three days from this list?

 

  1. Tree Fruits – try apples, pears, bananas, coconuts, avocados, nectarines, peaches, plums, apricots, oranges, lemons, limes, mangos, pomegranates, blueberries, cherries, and olives.

  2. Non-Green Veggies – bell peppers, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, radishes, squash, cauliflower, turnips and eggplant are great to start with.

  3. Raw Cacao – chocolate in its pure form has over 1,200 phytonutrients. It contains nutrients like magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, copper, and manganese.  

  4. Goji Berries – packed with antioxidants, which can help minimize free radical damage to our cells.

  5. Cultured and Fermented Foods –a great source of probiotics, which will help your digestion stay on track.

 

I firmly believe in the old saying, “You are what you eat.”  Junk in = feeling like junk, and rich, living, nutrient-dense food = much happier body and mind.  Don’t just take my word for it.  

 

We’ve all tried the junk in, junk out experiment, so don’t you think it’s time to rock your body and mind with some fresh and fabulous food? By eating food that sustains life and growth, we increase our energy and feel more radiant inside and out.

 

Thanks so much for reading! If you ever have any questions, please feel free to reach out by emailing krooszyoga@gmail.com 

 

Gratefully,

 

Nicole

 

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