Are you down and out and looking for a pick me up? Or maybe you feel great and want to stay in the constant state of euphoric bliss. No matter how you feel at the moment, you could change your emotions during your next meal.
Many people don’t’ think about their emotions and how the foods they eat can actually effect them. A resent study shows that the types of foods you eat and when you eat them can have a profound impact on how you feel. So get out your shopping list and open your refrigerator to open happiness.
Improve Concentration – Eat Dark Chocolate
Of course we know that dark chocolate can make us feel better, that’s why we eat it during breakups. But did you know that this creamy treat has benefits that milk and German chocolate do not have. Dark chocolate improves the blood-flow to the brain, and provides an instant boost in concentration and mood. Ultimately this can help you to feel more energetic and vibrant.
Improve Your Coordination – Eat Blueberries
Blueberries have been shown to have the ability to improve memory and keep your brain “young.” They can also help you improve your balance and coordination. Berries are rich in antioxidants, which protect your brain cells from oxidation and free radical damage.
Feel More Happy – Eat Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt has large amounts of (more than milk) – helps a person’s brain by causing it to release happiness-inducing neurotransmitters. Greek yogurt also has more protein than regular yogurt, which makes weight-loss easier.
Feel More Balanced- Eat Lavender
Lavender flowers have long since been used to treat digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety, and restlessness. It can also be used as a disinfectant and insect repellant. Lavender is an antiseptic, natural antibiotic, sedative, detoxifier. The essential oil of lavender has a calming, sedative, and anti-convulsive effect. It can also increase the effectiveness of other relaxants. According to the Smell and Taste Foundation in Chicago, the scent of lavender increases brain waves associated with relaxation.
Feel Younger – Eat Peppermint
Yes you read the correctly, peppermint can actually help you feel younger. Peppermint oil serves to nourish the skin cells making the skin look healthy and glowing. Along with these look younger benefits, the antiseptic properties of peppermint are used to get rid of toothaches that are caused due to accumulation of germs. That’s why it is found in a great number of commercial toothpastes. It is even used as a medicine to treat toothaches.
Doctor. Todd L. Beck, a dentist in Portland OR, encourages patients to chew peppermint sugar free gum. You will get the same feel good benefits of feeling refreshed and younger.
– Photo Diettlaks.com
– Written by Shannon Kaiser
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