Pumpkin seeds are one of the best overall nuts/seeds to supplement the diet, according to nutritionist John Bagnulo, MPH, PhD, a Kripalu presenter. They’re a great source of magnesium and an excellent source of other minerals, such as zinc. And they add crunch and flavor to this week’s Kripalu Recipe! Serves two. 2 cups cooked […]
September—the beginning of fall and the new school year—always signals new beginnings, so this week our Kripalu Recipe offers a healthy breakfast item to start your day. Raw chocolate granola—think Cocoa Puffs gone wildly healthy and natural—is not only a great breakfast cereal but is also wonderful as an afternoon snack or stirred into organic […]
Did you know that your brain is a reflection of the nutrients it receives from the biochemical information (food) you feed it? Your brain needs nourishment and whether you are upbeat or feeling blue is strongly influenced by how your “second brain” (your digestive tract) digests and absorbs the “information” you are eating. Thus, your mood is a mirror not only of what you eat but also how you digest!
Here are five quick nutrition tips to boost your mood and lift your spirit:
1. Nourish your “mood-cell membranes” with healthy fats such as avocado, wild fatty fish (sardines, wild salmon, or black cod), nuts, seeds, olives, coconut, and smart oils like extra-virgin olive oil.
2. “B-happy” by including whole foods such as beans, dark, leafy green vegetables, and whole grains rich in B-vitamins in your diet.