Fight Your Lows With Food

raw-food It is truly said that we are what we eat. Our physical and mental health, are directly linked to the kind of food that we eat, and here we have some tips on how you can fix your lows with food.

Feeling low on energy

Grab a handful of raisins, when you’re feeling extremely low on energy. Raisins contain a lot of potassium which is needed by our metabolic system to convert sugar into energy. Another good option is a handful of mixed nuts, because nuts contain a lot of magnesium, which is again important for the metabolic system, the nervous system and the proper functioning of muscles.

When your body is running low on magnesium, the production of lactic acid in the body increases and lactic acid has a fatigue inducing effect on your body.

Even caffeine is a good stimulant, and a cup of coffee should perk you up, but any more of it may not be good for your body.

Feeling sad and depressed

Treat yourself to a bowl of spinach salad, which contains a lot of leafy greens, as all green leafy vegetables are rich in vitamin B. And this vitamin is much needed by your body to produce the feel good hormones, such as serotonin and dopamine.

Certain research studies have even concluded that nervousness, depression and irritability are somehow connected with lack of vitamin B6 in ones diet.

Chocolates are also known to boost the production of feel good hormones in the brain. But when you’re selecting the chocolates look for the darker ones because they contain more cocoa and less sugar, and cocoa is what will actually do the trick.

When you are irritated and stressed

Take a cup of low fat yogurt and mix into it a handful of chopped mixed nuts, and you’re ready to beat the stress. Yogurt contains Lysine, and the nuts are packed with Arginine, both of these are essential amino acids which will retard the production of stress hormones in the body.

So before you pop in some pills to elevate your mood, try one of our recipes here and maybe you won’t need the pills anymore.

Sidharth Thakur