Need A Mood Boost?
With the coronavirus making headlines every day, causing all the stress and anxiety, you can't help but feel blue or like you woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Did you know that anxiety is the most contagious of all? If all of this stress is overwhelming you to the point that you can’t seem to shake your mood or you're stress eating as an attempt yo lift your spirits, it’s important to understand that what we eat or don't eat plays a critical role in how we feel physically and emotionally. That chocolate ice cream or chips you've been inhaling might lift your mood, but it's only temporary.
There are some delicious foods you can replace these not-so-healthy foods with, and thankfully, they are as nutritious too. They also boost your metabolism every time you indulge yourself, helping you avoid the quarantine weight gain, and providing the best immune boost you can ever get that makes vitamin C and zinc look weak!
DID YOU KNOW that protein regulates the immune system? Here are five healthy mood-boosting nutrients you should be taking daily.
Essential Fatty Acids: Fatty Fish, Pure Omega 3
Researchers all agree that omega 3 fatty acids that are most abundant in oily fish such as sardines, salmon, and mackerel (and if you prefer a vegan source there are now options such as hemp, CBD, flaxseed, omega 3 oils) play a role in brain function and help prevent and alleviate mental illness by nourishing the body preventing nutritional deficiencies linked to all health problems. Omega 3s also contribute to the fluidity of our brain cell membranes and appear to play key roles in our brain development, cell signaling, and also our immune system.
If you're trying to lose weight, getting enough omega 3s can pose a problem because, in order to provide your body with the amount it needs, you would most likely have to consume excessive calories that could block weight loss and fat-burning. This is why I suggest that anyone who is losing or maintaining their weight relies on Omega 3 supplements to guarantee that your body gets what it needs without excess.
The best mood, immune, and metabolic boosting sources are:
- Pure Omega 3
- CBD Daily Wellness
- And, Super Omega 3 Dressings (Asian Ginger, Sweet Mustard, Vegan Ranch, Paprika Garlic) that are great for cleaner salads and also drizzled on top of fish, or as a leaner dip for celery
If the delicious taste of the Lean Bar doesn't put you in a good mood all day, the benefits of the prebiotic fiber, combined with pure, lactose-free Complete Whey Protein will!
Prebiotic fiber is one of the most effective mood boosters, and it's the lowest on the glycemic index, helping to balance blood sugar levels that can affect mood and prevent weight loss.
Not only that, but prebiotic fiber also helps keep blood sugar levels regulated and keeps you feeling fuller longer and naturally energized all day, keeping mood and metabolism stable, and your gut healthy (if you know what I mean).
LynFit believes in prebiotic fiber so much that we add it to the following products.
- Lean Bars (between 2-5 grams per serving, depending on the flavor)
- Complete Regular Whey Protein - in the container not the Advanced in the pouch - (2-5 grams per serving, depending on the flavor)
- Sinful Chocolate Sauce (10 grams per serving)
Boost mood with berries
If you’ve noticed that when you take the Accelerator Advanced/Keto Carb Edge or the Raspberry Ketone Cleanse & Restore that your mood gets a boost, it's not all in your head. Most people don't realize that the so-called miracle-in-a-bottle works wonders with weight loss and mood. Here’s why...
Berries are loaded with antioxidants and phenolic compounds that play a healthy, starring role in combatting oxidative stress, which is an imbalance of harmful compounds in our body (and makes us age fast, get sick, and affects every aspect of our health, including mood, weight loss, and immune health).
If I had my way, everyone would eat ½ cup of mixed berries every day. The problem is, you would need to consume 50 pounds or more to get the antioxidants needed to make a difference, and that would be way too much sugar, which would stop fat loss. The sugar fluctuation also affects our mood, and relying on food isn't always the best when it comes to good nutrition, especially now. That's why I suggest supplementation as your core for nutrition.
Berries are loaded with disease-fighting anthocyanins, which have been proven to help lower the risk of depression and help improve mood. The Accelerator Advanced/Keto Carb Edge delivers a full load of these superstar ingredients, and so does Raspberry Ketone Cleanse & Restore, Sinful Chocolate Sauce, and Recovery Agent. They are critical to our health and our mood.
The world's most popular beverage, and for good reason. It makes us happier too! Caffeine is known to trigger the release of dopamine, the brain chemical, which is important for performance and mood,
Caffeine can affect everyone differently, so if you get jittery, listen to your body. If you get too jittery or irritable, skip it. If you don't like the taste, don’t worry, you can use Accelerator Advanced/Keto Carb Edge for the same benefits.
5-HTP Lean to the rescue
This superstar compound is a natural precursor to the neurotransmitter called serotonin, which helps produce “feel-good” chemicals in the brain and body. If you don't have enough serotonin, your mood is affected, and stress depletes serotonin.
If you want a new mood fast, or your hunger and cravings have gotten out of hand, it's time for a little help from Mother Nature... 5HTP-Lean can help! It boosts mood without slowing metabolism the way other neurotransmitters can and helps keep you feeling calm and stress-free while blocking hunger and killing cravings, making it easier to stick to your weight loss plan, which always makes us feel better.
As a dietary supplement, take (1 capsule) in the morning, or when you feel you need stress relief or to prevent hunger and cravings. If sleep is a bigger issue, take it before bed. You can take it twice daily if needed, as needed.
So, keep calm and carry on, and drink your shake and take your supplements consistently. The amino acids, as well as vitamins A, B6, and C, along with the prebiotic fiber, potassium, and natural minerals, can help turn your frowns upside down the same day you start!
- Lisa Lynn