For many of us, 2021 is a chance of a new beginning and a time to focus with a clear mind. With the lockdown, we’d also love to feel more energized, as well as happy and relaxed with our surroundings! HELP?
Yes, not an easy tasks at this time, but by just choosing one, you can make a difference and we’re here to help by offering great and easy recipes + health info that will that boost energy, mind, focus, mood and help you relax.
One power shot a day this week – think of it like opening an advent calendar in January – just the goal is a greater, healthier you. Enjoy!
This probably won’t come as a surprise: our bad moods are affected by hormones!
Hormonal imbalances, particularly if you have more oestrogen in relation to progesterone – are to blame for the physical and emotional troubles with PMS. As many of us women know, this is the baddy, when it comes to mood swings, tiredness, water in our bodies, tender breasts and headaches.
But hey, there’s help! Foods high in calcium has been shown to improve mood swings, bloating, cramps and food cravings all associated with PMS.
– Vitamin E, found in nuts, seeds and vegetable oils can benefit the menstrual cycle-related breast pain.
– Foods rich in essential fatty acids helps balance hormone levels, and
– Vitamin B6 (found in peanuts and peanut butter) helps to relieve the water retention that is associated with the symptoms of PMS.
Also, magnesium foods are like the calcium-rich foods our good friend during PMS, as magnesium helps regulate serotonin, one of the “feel-good” chemicals in your brain. So, getting extra magnesium may help lift your mood and if want an ingredient that is rich in both B6 vitamin and magnesium – have peanuts and peanut butter – they are rich in both!
Now that time of the month might not feel as bad – enjoy your Peanut Orange Shot!