Following our “Food as Medicine” strategy, let’s apply this to how food can help optimize your mental health.

Eating the right fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, proteins, etc. can have such a major impact on your overall mental health.

Specifically:

1). Focus:
Turmeric: Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties keep you alert
Saffron: Increases levels of dopamine the feel good hormone
Peppermint: Menthol reduces fatigue

2). Mood:
Lentils: Low on the glycemic index which stabilizes blood sugar
Nuts: High in magnesium and selenium which stabilize your mood
Seeds: High in omega fatty acids & tryptophan which calms

3). Anti-Anxiety: (Destress ingredients)
Broccoli: High in B-vitamins, selenium & vitamin C
Bananas: High in potassium & promote serotonin production
Brown rice: High in manganese & promote serotonin production

4). Cognitive Health:
Fatty fish: High in omega-3 fatty acids which feeds your brain
Sunflower seeds:High in magnesium & vitamin E

Next time you are looking for ways to enhance your well being, please reach into the fridge or cupboard and give these concepts a try.

The more you do it, the better you’ll feel in the long run.

To learn more about how to work with me as your men’s functional nutrition coach to help guide you on your own journey to wellness, please click https://rerootnutritioncoach.com/services & schedule your free 30 minute discovery call with me.

To your health!

Joseph

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