January has come, time for three of the most dared Ds of the year: Detox, Diet, Depression. Everyone is feeling the blues, post-christmas stuffing has provided you with those extra few pounds to shred and here we are to help. We've got the food to boost your mood!
First of all, the king of all fish: salmon. A great source of the energy-boosting goodness that is essential omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for energy production, brain activity and circulation. On a side note, it’s also great for maintaining heart health!
Legumes: lentils and other legumes, like hummus chickpeas, help stabilize blood glucose levels and prevent those crashes you’ve struggled through so many times before. By incorporating our lentils soup into your meals, you will stretch your energy levels that little bit further and avoid the slump altogether.
Eggs: an absolutely awesome source of iron and protein! They are also naturally rich in B-vitamins which are responsible for converting food into energy. Eggs are sure to give you a sustainable hit of energy which will last throughout the whole day. Try our quinoa mini burgers as an example!
Goji berries have been used for literally thousands of years in Chinese medicine to help increase energy and enhance the release of hormones. They increase the body’s ability to handle stress and support healthy mood, mind and memory- all while giving you the get-up-and-go energy you need to get through the day! And they taste pretty good too. What more could you want?
Oh yes, cocoa. Dark Chocolate is what you need. Sometimes you need that little hit of sweetness. And there is nothing wrong with that if you do it the right way! By allowing yourself a little treat every now and then will stop any sugar binges in the future. Nibbling on our brownie or semifreddo will help the body by providing an excellent source of iron and magnesium.
Happy superfood January everyone then!