April Showers Leaving You in the Gutter?

After withstanding being cooped up indoors all winter, many people find themselves feeling a little less-than-par on the gloomy days of April. In addition to making sure to steal as much sunlight as possible, there are also some foods that can affect your mood to push you fresh into summer.

  1. Avocados are an all-around super food with benefits ranging from brain development to skin care. They are natural hormone balancers, ensuring your brain is making the right chemicals needed for keep it feeling great. Check out the
  2. Low-fat, low-protein, high carbohydrate snack like a bread with honey or popcorn. When carbohydrates are not bogged down by fat and protein, it easily allows the transfer of a chemical called serotonin to flood the brain.
  3. Grapes are a great snack packed with many nutrients. In addition, they are packed with antioxidants, especially flavonoids, which have been found to affect mood

4. Fish is packed with Omega-3 Fatty Acids that is shown to stabilize mood. Moreover, it is shown to help with joint pain. Win, Win!
5. Not just a topping, sesame seeds are powerful in their own right. This ancient crop has been keeping people happy for thousands of years. Its benefits stem from an amino acid boosts the brain’s dopamine levels. Check out our Sesame Seed Candy Recipe for a fun way to fit these into your diet.
6. Coconuts are a super nutritious source of energy that can be turned into energy quickly and efficiently. They are an awesome food to prevent you from feeling sluggish throughout the day.
7. Nuts such as almonds, cashews and hazelnuts are all high in magnesium, which plays a major role in converting sugar into energy. These little snacks offer longer lasting energy than a cup of coffee.

Fatigue breaks us down physically and emotionally. It also causes havoc on our immune systems, making us way more susceptible to illness and depression. Because of this, it’s really important that we fuel our bodies the right way and boost our mood and energy naturally instead of turning to caffeine and sugar-filled snacks.

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