17 Oct Ready To Eat Your Way To Happiness?
Did you know you can eat your way to happiness? While there are two ways to achieve this; there’s only one way to achieve long-term success.
Most often, people will grab a sweet treat to satiate their need for a quick jolt of happiness; a nice big caramel coffee drink, a doughnut from the local shop, or a stop at the vending machine for a quick afternoon pick-me-up. As you well know, the “upper” effect from the processed sugar in these types of food and drink will quickly turn into a crash followed by a strong need for more sugar. This is how a vicious cycle of short-term happiness quickly turns into a bad habit, so let’s move on to the most sustainable option that will provide you long-term success.
Food fuels every inch of our brain and body. It feeds our thoughts; it drives our energy, and supports our organs to function at their highest level. Foods that are high in healthy fat, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients support the body for long-term happiness!
You can never fill up on too many vegetables! Focus on plant based foods for long-term happiness; these foods nourish and feed life. Leafy greens, brightly colored vegetables, and sweet fruits provide our body phytonutrients as well as the vitamins and minerals our body needs to thrive. Phytonutrients are like a powerful army in the body; they fight foreign invaders, and reduce oxidative stress so we can live in a happy, healthy way.
Nuts and seeds also provide the body amazing nourishment, offering healthy fat on top of other helpful nutrients. Flax and chia seeds both provide the body a good amount of omega 3 fat to support brain health and maintain a healthy weight. English walnuts, cashews, almonds, pistachios, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and Brazil nuts are other favorites to incorporate into your diet.
Selecting these plant-based beauties over the processed, sugary treats will keep your blood sugar balanced, your mind clear and powerful, and your body nourished. You’ll not only feel better in a physical way, but you’ll experience emotional stability and increased happiness. As my kids will tell you, there are “always foods” and “sometimes foods”; be sure processed sugar falls into the “sometimes” category and you’ll be setting yourself up for long-term health and happiness.