Modern day living often lends itself to a restless mind. Daily stressors, frequent communications and crazy schedules can leave us over-stimulated and scatter brained. Take advantage of your body’s brain/gut connection. Eat foods that settle and ease your mind.
Calm your mind with these 5 Foods:
Salmon contains healthy fats such as omega 3 fatty acids that ease anxiety and clear the mind. Eat salmon several times weekly to boost your health. Lox on a bagel for breakfast or in an omelette. Salmon is an easy food to work into lunch and dinner salads as well.
Kefir is a very delicious yogurt drink packed with healthy immune boosting probiotic cultures. Kefir calms the mind and body. It’s a great thing to drink before bed to ensure a good night’s sleep.
Turkey eaters experience the relaxing and sometimes sedating effects of a hormone called tryptophan. Ground turkey, baked turkey and turkey soups are a great cure for restless mind.
Root vegetables such as sweet potatoes, carrots, beets and turnips have a grounding effect. These foods can be easily worked into your evening meals when in season.
Beans beans, good for your heart. And, who knew?! Good for your brain. Black beans are especially rich in fiber and protein which both aid in brain function and peace of mind. Red beans, navy beans, pinto beans and split peas are very healthy as well.
Alongside a healthy diet, massages are a great cure for a restless mind and body. Be Kind and Unwind!