Wednesday, March 1, 2017

IMPROVING MIND BODY & SOUL Stress Less With These Foods

EAT THESE FOODS TO STRESS LESS (1) EDAMAME A cup of these soybeans contains the amino acid tryptophan and 121% of your daily folate, both of which help your brain produce the mood-balancing hormone serotonin. Try this: Puree 2 cups shelled edamame with 2 Tbsp each olive oil and fresh mint leaves, 2 tsp lime juice, a garlic clove, and 2 to 3 Tbsp water until smooth. Dip sliced raw veggies in it, just like with hummus. (2) LEAN BEEF Stress easy when you are feeling bad. Lean beef is a top source of zinc, a mineral that helps prevent anxiety and depression-like symptoms. A 3oz. serving gives you about a third of your daily needs. Zinc also keeps your immune system strong. Try this: Toss 3 cups leafy greens with 3oz cooked sliced lean beef(like top round or sirloin), 1/2 cup cooked cubed sweet potato, 1 cup red bell pepper slices, 1/2 cup sliced green beans, and 2 Tbs of vinaigrette. (3) DARK CHOCOLATE Cocoa contains compounds like polyphenols, thought to boost your mind as well as, the caffeine to prevent sluggishness. The dark variety has less sugar than milk chocolate, so it won't give you a midday crash. Make it 72% coca for maximum benefit. Try this: For hot chocolate, microwave 1oz dark chocolate and 1 cup unsweetened almond milk in a mug for 2 minutes or until chocolate is melted. Add a pinch of cinnamon and stir well. Blogger:Being Sane Takes Too Much Work

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