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BRIGHT IDEA - 40


Nutritional facts... courtesy of http://www.mealsmatter.org/
Dietary stress-fighters


Choosing balanced meals containing nutrient-dense complex carbohydrates, protein and fat that will slowly fuel our brain chemicals throughout the day is the ideal way to keep our bodies in balance during stressful periods.


Complex carbohydrates
These increase the amount of serotonin in your brain, a powerful neurotransmitter that boosts your mood, calms you down and helps you sleep. Food sources: fruits, vegetables, whole grains and starchy foods.


Simple sugars (found in candy, syrups, table sugar, alcohol and sweetened fruits), however, cause a brief spike in blood sugar which may make you feel better in the short term but can be followed by a quick drop in energy and leave you craving more.


Protein-rich foods
Eating them slows down the rate at which sugar is released into your bloodstream and keeps your blood sugar balanced. It also keeps you feeling full longer, making you less likely to grab for a high-calorie sweet snack. Food sources: dairy foods (cheese, milk, yogurt), fish, meats, legumes (beans and lentils), peanut butter, poultry and tofu


Essential Fats
These fats (a.k.a. omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids) can only be obtained through our diet .They promote the flow of nutrients into cells and allow waste products to escape from the cells. Research shows that seafood such as salmon and other oily fish contain omega-3 fatty acids, which appear to help relieve mild depression. Food sources: nuts (almonds, walnuts), oils (canola, flax, soybean), oily fish (salmon, sardines, tuna), and seeds (flax, pumpkin).


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