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Can Antioxidants Ease Depression and Anxiety?

Diving into how what we eat has an impact on how we feel!

* possibly unnecessary disclaimer: nope I’m not a doctor but I am certified in nutrition, food, and health. If you experience depressive symptoms, this can help you to get out of it without doing anything drastic.

Ok so now that is out of the way – Depression sucks and we all know what it is. Tips to rise out of it can be found here.

Although many people are familiar with the phenomenon of eating to feel better, many don’t draw the link between how what you eat can make you feel worse.

How What You Eat Can Make You Feel Bad

Food guilt is one thing but that’s not what we’re talking about.

This is about eating nutritionally deficient foods and how that takes a toll on your internal system. That includes your mind.

When you eat nutritionally deficient foods (AKA JUNK FOOD!) two main things happen in the body:

  • 1. Your body uses its resources (vitamins and minerals) to process/digest these foods. These resources are not replenished at that moment because the junk food doesn’t have any nutritional benefits to give.
  • 2. Free radicals enter the body and bounce around, damaging the cells inside of you. More info on free radicals can be found here.

How Does Junk Food Cause Depression?

A diet that has a prominent inclusion of junky foods is sure to be deficient in vitamins and minerals.

Over time, your body will start to feel “off” because it’s not getting what it needs to thrive.

Every organ needs nutrients, even your brain.

When you are deficient, your body is not operating optimally. The same way that your mood, strength, and focus is “off” when you are hungry.

Antioxidants fight depression by getting rid of free radicals and nourishing your body at the same time.

When you eat better, you feel better because your body has more of the things that literally do make you feel better.

Califia Farms Mango Probiotic Dairy-Free Yogurt Drink REVIEW

So this is mostly a taste review for this Califia Farms vegan yogurt drink. I was in the midst of spending too much on vegan yogurt and then I saw this on sale for $1.99 at Kroger!

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How To Have A Healthy School Year 2019! (For all ages)

It’s that time of the year again! It’s the school year for 2019-2020!

Like most people, you probably want everyone to stay as healthy as possible for the foreseeable future! Healthy doesn’t just mean eating vegetables. With this handy acronym I created, these H.E.A.L.T.H.Y T.I.P.S will take care of your physical health as well as mental peace and having a healthy bond with your child πŸ™‚

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Simple Foods

There is strength in being able to feel satisfied and fulfilled with simple foods.

Complex and elaborate foods are fun to eat. Things like homemade ravioli do keep things interesting. But when you have to work and have other ways to spend your time, taking more then thirty minutes to prepare dinner just seems like a stretched out and exhausting idea.

So I have an appreciation for foods that are simple and satisfying.

There really is strength in being able to eat a simple meal and not feeling like it is incomplete.

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What’s The Difference Between Plant-Based and Vegan?

At first glance, these two dietary terms may seem to be one and/or the same. It can seem like splitting hairs to try to separate the two of these things.

For people who are navigating the healthier side of life, learning the different methods that others use can make it easier to form your own healthy lifestyle journey.

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