How you can improve your mood with our superfoods
Serotonin in the brain is thought to regulate anxiety, happiness, and mood. Low levels of the chemical have been associated with depression. Since up to 90% of your body’s serotonin is produced in your gut, a healthy gut may correspond to a good mood. This is probably where the phrase "you are what you eat" comes from.
What we eat can have a major impact on we feel both physically and mentally. Mood can be influenced by many factors, such as stress, environment, lack of sleep, genetics, mood disorders, and nutritional deficiencies. Although a lot of this is out of our control, the one constant we can regulate is making sure we eat a balanced diet and get the nutrients we need to fuel our brain.
Here are 3 superfood ingredients we have included in our mixes to help boost your mood.
Maca Root is packed with essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, copper and iron. It can improve your mental well-being and mood by reducing depression and anxiety, especially due to hormonal fluctuations or imbalances. We've included this superstar ingredient in Chocolate Cacao and Vanilla Mocha Swirl.
Cacao is the ultimate mood boosting superfood. It can stimulate the release of endorphins, the "feel good" hormone and also contains serotonin and tryptophan; and has high levels of natural compounds called flavanols that are shown to improve cognitive function. Our Chocolate Cacao and Vanilla Mocha Swirl contains raw cacao that is not processed or roasted to ensure all its natural nutrients are preserved.
Goji Berry can help lower blood sugar and improve sugar tolerance, which can effectively beat sugar cravings. There have been several research studies suggesting goji berries can reduce depression and anxiety disorders, as well as improving overall mood and energy levels, which is why we have included it in our Chocolate Cacao and Vanilla Mocha Swirl.