We all know that the foods we choose to eat affect our physical health. Nutrient-rich foods help maintain good health, while highly processed foods can lead to health issues down the road. This isn’t news.
What IS news is that researchers are discovering that the right (and wrong!) foods can also impact our mental health — both preventatively, and as a way to supplement more traditional forms of healing. Now THIS is huge.
Ingredients and foods that are not only beneficial for your health, but can also help improve you meal include:
Magnesium: green leafy vegetables, legumes, and pumpkin seeds.
Omega-3 fatty acids: chia seeds, flax seeds, salmon, sardines and all those fatty fish.
Probiotics: Kefir, kimchi, kombucha.
Tryptophan: cheese, tofu, nuts, turkey.
Vitamin D: Eggs, ghee, mushrooms. Zinc - oysters, poultry, red meat.
If you aren't quite sure how to incorporate the above into your everyday meals, we're here to help! League has created a Mood Boosting Meals Cookbook with many of the above ingredients incorporated into the recipes. So what are you waiting for? It's time to boost your mood with food!