“Get healthy for yourself. It’s about you, not about others.”
I feel great!
After only a week of meal prepping lunch and suppers for my husband and I, I can tell that I am in a better mood and I have more energy than the week prior. The meals that I made were not time consuming and so easy – anyone could make any of them (see my blog post about packing easy lunches)! I filled our containers full of beautiful garden veggies with chicken or steak and then noodles or potatoes. Balanced meals for the win!
Did you know more and more research is finding that a good diet isn’t only good for the body? It is awesome for the brain as well!
- Diet is beneficial for brain development – when you eat yummy, nutritious foods, it nourishes you.
- Diet puts the brain into a “grow mode” – dietary changes are linked to changes in the brain protein which is needed for brain cell connections.
Here are some foods that can improve your mood. This isn’t a guaranteed list, eat what works for you! If you know for some reason that bananas make you happy, eat bananas!
- Green Tea
- Dark Chocolate
- Ice Cream (my personal favorite, but doesn’t last very long. It makes my stomach hurt after a while!)
When looking at your personal mental health, take a look at your diet. It could surprise you as to what foods you are eating, shouldn’t be eating, and foods that you are not getting enough of!