Winter: A Time To Get Energised!
So the sun has gone into hibernation, the days are shorter and summer seems like a lifetime away – so what is the good news then? Fortunately the foods you choose can have a big impact on your mood and brain function. FLAVA has put a list of foods you should try adding to your diet, we’re sure they’ll make you feel a lot better and get you through the long winter months ahead.
? Leafy Greens
Leafy greens, like spinach, are a rich source of folate, which is important to the production of the happy brain chemical, serotonin. Deficiencies in folate due to dietary insufficiency or (sorry to say!) excessive alcohol consumption can lead to symptoms of depression. So add greens to boost your folate intake!
Our Bliss Bowl with Falafel and Hummus is packed with spinach and folate rich chickpeas
? Nuts and seeds
You might already know this but it is worth reminding you, nuts and seeds are great sources of healthy fats and can have a big impact on mood and cognition. Nuts and seeds are also high in vitamin E and brain-strengthening minerals like magnesium which can help prevent cognitive decline.
Need an extra brain boost? look no further than an egg which is packed with Omega 3. When you think about it, an egg has all the nutrients to turn a single cell into a chicken!
Our Quick Beef Ramen is topped with a delicious boiled egg!
Say what?!! Chocolate makes us happier! It’s not just the taste that gets us smiling from ear to ear, dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants and these antioxidants may help reduce stress hormones.
A bottle of Kleine Zalze Merlot goes fabulously with dark chocolate.