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mood foods

14th June 2018 by Jess

How do different foods affect your body in different ways? We’re not talking about the obvious like what happens if you eat cheeseburgers every day. We’re talking mental health, energy levels, ability to focus; all of these can be enhanced by getting the right foods in your belly.

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De-stress

Believe it or not, de-stressing isn’t all scented candles and whale sound CDs (not to say these aren’t personal faves). There are other ways of tackling anxiety and stress, both of which can show themselves in different ways, especially physical illness and fatigue. If you feel like this might ring true with you, there are some vitamins you can add to your diet to help support your body.

When we’re under pressure, our B-vitamins tend to get used up because they’re needed by our nervous system to power our brains. In order to keep yourself fuelled up and prepared to wrestle stress, vitamins B1, B2 and B3 will keep you from feeling sluggish.

quinoa

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sweet potato

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Choc and Chilli

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Raspberry US

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References

  1. Wienecke, Nolden. Dec 2016. [Long-term HRV analysis shows stress reduction by magnesium intake].
  2. National Cancer Institute. Parasympathetic Nervous System.
  3. Durlach, Pages, Bac, Bara, Guiet-Bara. Mar 2022. Biorhythms and possible central regulation of magnesium status, phototherapy, darkness therapy and chronopathological forms of magnesium depletion.
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By Jess, graze nutritionist.

Our nutritionist extraordinaire, Jess trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is a registered practitioner with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She's the creator of our health badges, to help you choose the snacks and boxes that are right for you. Check out everything from Jess on our blog, with recipes and tricks to help you keep making better choices, or go to her website at jessntom.com for even more.

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