Hey there, fabulous people! 🙌🏻
You would have heard that the way to a person's heart is through their stomach! Now, I'm here to tell you that that's really true and backed by solid science. "How?" you ask,! Let me take you on another fun ride to discover the way to a healthier and happier you
Today, we're diving deep into the fascinating world of food and mood. Buckle up and let's uncover the secret connection between what's on your plate and how you feel! 😇
The Serotonin Superheroes: Did you know that some foods can turn you into a mood-boosting superhero? It's all thanks to serotonin, the brain's very own happiness hormone. And guess what? Your gut plays a starring role in producing 90% of this magical hormone. So, make sure to load up on serotonin-enhancing goodies like bananas, chickpeas, and nuts everyday!
Omega-3 Adventure: Imagine you're surfing on a wave of happiness. 🏄🏻♀️ What's the secret to catching that wave? Omega-3 fatty acids! These superhero nutrients have been known to kick depression and anxiety to the curb. Add a bit of Omega-3 rich foods like fatty fish like salmon, flaxseeds, and walnuts to ride the omega-3 adventure to a happier you.
Gut-Brain Fiesta: Time to party with your gut microbiota, the lively community of trillions of bacteria in your belly! They're not just hangin' out – they have a direct line to your brain and can influence your mood. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian wellness system, knows the power of a happy gut and places great importance of building gut health. So, don't forget fuel your friendly bacteria with fiber-packed foods like whole grains, millets, fruits, and veggies, and throw a gut-brain fiesta!
Sugar Shenanigans: Sugar, oh sweet sugar, why must you play tricks on our mood? Sure, it gives us a temporary high, but it can quickly leave us crashing down. Modern nutrition science and Ayurveda both remind us to keep a watchful eye on our sweet tooth and opt for natural sources of sweetness like fruits, dates, palm jaggery and honey. The World Health Organization suggests that adults should aim for no more than 10% of their total daily energy intake to come from added sugars. These recommendations refer to added sugars found in processed foods and beverages, not the natural sugars present in fruits and vegetables, and it's always a good idea to check nutrition labels! Let's outsmart sugar's sneaky shenanigans and choose healthier alternatives. Balance is the key, my sweet-toothed pals!
Nutrients for a Happy Dance: Your mind loves a good nutrient-filled dance party! Ayurveda believes in the power of a well-rounded diet that brings together all the six tastes – sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. Each taste has its own special effects on your body and mind. So, let's mix it up and savor a variety of tastes in our meals to keep our emotional well-being groovin'.
Remember, every meal is a chance to nourish your body, uplift your mood, and unleash your inner sparkle. And I'm right by your side, so that you can make mindful choices that feed both your body and your soul 😊.
With love, nourishment, and a dash of culinary excitement,