Food can serve as a natural mood enhancer and supercharge your strength. It can be a potent medicine and the right combinations can give you a renewed zest for life.
It is very easy to reach for a pill as a cure all but invariably medications have unwanted side effects. It may take a bit more effort and thought but the rewards of using food as your chemist are huge.
”He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.” -Chinese Proverb
If you consistently eat correctly and do not burden your body with processed and high sugar foods. You will not only boost your immune system to ward of illness but will also have high energy levels and be better able to cope with depression, stress and anxiety.
Certain foods have different chemical reactions in our bodies when consumed. Have a look at ‘Optimise your Health and Wellbeing with Foods that affect your Mood’ for a list of such foods.
Imagine being able to combine these foods into a recipe that will not only be delicious but hugely beneficial as well.
It is easy when you know how. The best way to do this is in a smoothie. It looks pretty fun too.
Remember though that you need a more holistic approach when tackling depression, anxiety and stress. Nutrition is a good start. You also need to exercise. Laughter is indeed the best medicine so find some complimentary therapies that will help you to feel good. This could range from meditation to life coaching to yoga.
”Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other.” -Joseph Addison