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5 Superfoods to Take Care of Your Mental Health

by Natalia Urdiales July 02, 2021

5 Superfoods allied to our Mental Health, Energy and Well-being.

By: Francisco Vega

 

The pace of life, occupations, family, work, personal life and other areas of our lives seem to keep us on trial every day. And many times it is inevitable that anxiety, stress and therefore mental exhaustion are present, which is reflected in our health.

Although integrating healthy habits such as maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly and giving ourselves time to have peace of mind are actions that positively add to our well-being, we can also rely on some Super Foods that, due to their nutritional properties, can be our new allies.

 

Matcha Tea

Matcha tea contributes to better mental relaxation and to combat stress, thanks to its L-theanine content. In addition, it also encourages better attention span. It provides the body with more energy than drinking coffee (with effect for 4 - 6 hours) while avoiding the nervousness and subsequent fatigue caused by other stimulating drinks.

Thanks to L-Theanine, it can help reduce anxiety, relax the mind without causing drowsiness. This reduces stress and, consequently, anxiety.

Start your day with a cup of Matcha tea with warm water and you will see the changes.

 

Cocoa

Thanks to its high nutrient content, Cacao reduces stress, bad cholesterol and diabetes. Improves brain function and prevents heart disease.

Cocoa contributes a positive action to the health of our brain, since its antioxidants prevent premature aging of the organism, which improves the blood flow that reaches the brain, which also favors the maintenance of cognitive abilities.

Add 1 to 2 teaspoons to smoothies, snacks, and / or cereals.

Turmeric

It improves brain function and prevents arthritis, blood clotting problems, and respiratory diseases. Consuming turmeric improves memory, mood, and attention skills.

Add 1 teaspoon to teas, healthy shots, you can opt for its presentation in capsules or also use it as a food seasoning.

Maca

Maca provides energy, improves memory and is an antioxidant. It provides vitamins B1 and B2, vitamin C and vitamin E. It is also rich in essential minerals such as: magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, iodine, silicon, iron, among others.

It is very revitalizing, increases physical resistance and reduces the effects of stress and fatigue. It also favors a good mood, improves concentration and learning.

Add 1 to 2 tablespoons to smoothies, meals, or juices.

 

Moringa

Moringa Oleifera is an energy plant; enhances the production of red blood cells and provides us with essential vitamins. Provides vitality, useful to face states of weakness and fatigue.

Moringa is considered a plant with the ability to improve the energy level and that also seems to have effects on the levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and norepinephrine.

Add 1 to 2 teaspoons to vegetable juices and smoothies.

 


 

Try adding any of these Super Foods to your regular diet, you don't need to include all of them immediately.

If you know little about Superfoods, starting with cocoa powder by adding it to your daily smoothies would be a great first step. In a matter of weeks you will notice the positive changes in your health and well-being.

 

To read more tips that will help you be healthier and feel better, don't forget to browse our Birdman Blog!

Thanks a lot to Francisco (franciscovfit) for the article! Here below we leave the links for you to follow him on his social networks and take advantage of his discount code to buy Birdman products 😉⤵

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