Mood boosting foods for your wellbeing

Nutrients affect your overall wellbeing and what you eat can boost your mood.

Dopamine and serotonin are neurotransmitters which are responsible for your mood.

It is a complete process but if your diet contains nutrients that promote the production or enhance the performance of neurotransmitters then research supports evidence of improved mood, mental alertness and recall efficiency.

So what food do we need to consume to maintain a healthy mind?

Omega-3 primarily found in oily fish, However, a quality supplement is ideal for those who do not consume fish or only eat one to two portions a week. 

Leafy Greens such as spinach and broccoli contain folic acid and some B vitamins both recognised as contributors to improved sleep and alertness. Research has suggested that selenium found in broccoli can help alleviate anxiety.

Filtered water the secret to inner health. We often mistake hunger for thirst, we ignore the dryness of our skin and reach for face or hand cream, we dismiss headaches as a sign of hydration and blame stress or current pressures of the daily routine.

Drinking water is literally your life source. When your body cells dehydrate all your internal systems begin to malfunction. We experience disturbed sleep, cramps, brain fog, increased anxiety, general aches and pains and most importantly lack of energy.

The amount of water your body requires depends on your daily activity and food intake. However as a rule of thumb an adult should aim for approximately 6-8 glass (1.2 litres)

Filtering your water can enhance the purity,

Plant Based Protein Powder: Soy and Gluten Free

  • Delicious Chocolate Flavour will have you reminiscing about lunchtime in the cafeteria at middle school
  • Made from 80 percent Pure Protein to Supplement your Healthy Diet and Lifestyle
  • A Wealth of Nutritional Benefits is provided to every cell in your body, with every serving
  • Raw Plant based protein powder is packed with Vitamins for Additional Nutrition
  • Net weight of 1Kg; Soy Free, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Dairy Free, Vegan

Sunwarrior superfood protein powder is made from 80 percent pure protein. This protein has an extremely high digestion efficiency rating, allowing a wealth of nutritional benefits to saturate every cell in your body quickly and comprehensively.  Sunwarrior protein is assimilated by the body so cleanly that it can help us absorb additional vitamins and minerals from the foods and superfoods in your diet., essential for optimum wellbeing and health. The next generation in raw, plant-based protein is here, breaking through the constraints of other protein powders. Classic Raw Vegan Superfood Protein Powder is an easily digestible, nutrient filled, meal replacement, perfect for anyone who wants to amplify their health and enhance their daily fitness performance.

Best of all – we think it tastes phenomenal!

Ingredients

Raw Whole Grain Brown Rice Protein, Organic Cocoa, Natural Flavor (Vegan), Chocolate Extract, Rice Oligodextrin, Stevia, Xanthan Gum, Ancient Sea Salt, Pectin

Directions

With scoop supplied.

Mix 1 scoop with 8-10oz water, almond milk, coconut milk/water, or try mixing into a shake or smoothie. Refrigerate prepared product and use the same day. Store unopened package out of direct light and away from heat.

No matter what, when you are working flat out training or even have a physical manual job, your body needs some extra help.
This amazing shake tastes delicious , I use coconut milk, and sets me up for the day full of energy to face what the day throws at me.

Can you afford to let your body slow down? Do you desire that lean physical look? Need extra stamina for helping support the family?
Order your Powder Protein Today

Sweet Potato Turmeric Muffins

 

Sweet Potato Turmeric Muffins
(Grain Free, Refined Sugar Free, Protein-Packed)

Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup mashed sweet potato (to make sweet potato mash, just roast one sweet potato, skin on, in 375 degree oven for an hour, or until squishy to touch. Let cool and scoop out the orange flesh)
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • ½ cup of choice (raw or roasted works fine, but unsalted is a MUST)
  • 3 pastured eggs
  • 2 tablespoon
  • 1 tablespoon melted
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1 tablespoon
  • 1 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp
  • ⅓ cup
  • 1/3 cup
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a muffin pan (I used a mini one, because I like the texture slightly better and it’s more fun to snack on, but you do you).
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together all wet ingredients until very smooth.
  3. In another mixing bowl, stir together all dry ingredients until well combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients into wet, mixing until no clumps remain.
  5. Spoon into muffin tin of choice. These won’t rise a ton, so really mound the batter on to get that gorgeous muffin top. Sprinkle with black pepper.
  6. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes for mini muffins or 30 – 45 minutes for larger ones, or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  7. Store in an airtight container or in the fridge.
  8. Makes 30 mini muffins.

 

 

Liquid Chlorophyll: Liquid Sunshine

Health Food shops sometimes offer pH testing, your doctor will do it also. But if you eat a balanced rainbow plate every day, the odds are you are hovering around 7, which is good.

Chlorophyll is the liquid sunshine. Can you remember that photosynthesis experiment at school, where you covered up an area on a plants leave left it in daylight and the next day it was no longer green… well its the chlorophyll in the plants that makes it green, it takes in the suns energy and coverts it to carbohydrates. Chlorophyll also carries oxygen.

So eat as many dark green vegetables as you can to maximise your chlorophyll intake, improve your oxygenation and promote a balanced pH level in your blood.

Liquid Chlorophyll

Liquid Chlorophyll is a preservative-free nutritional drink containing chlorophyll extracted from alfalfa leaves and purified water.

Chlorophyll – the green pigment found in plants – absorbs light from the sun to provide energy for photosynthesis. It is notable for its molecular structure, which is almost identical to human haemoglobin.

We’re often advised to eat our greens, but thanks to Liquid Chlorophyll we can drink them too!

Juara’s Liquid Chlorophyll is completely free from preservatives and artificial colouring; as such, its nutritional content and natural taste are preserved.

Only the highest grade of alfalfa leaves are chosen for extraction.

Who is Liquid Chlorophyll for?

Due to its healthful properties, chlorophyll is a great addition to any nutritional cleanse or detox programme.

Key features:

• 100% natural

• Liquid form for easy absorption

• No preservatives or artificial colouring

• No sugar, salt or additives

• Suitable for vegans and certified Halal

• Stringently manufactured in a self-owned GMP compliance plant

• Supports natural cleansing
If you wish to augment your wellbeing with a nourishing nutritional drink, choose Juara’s Liquid Chlorophyll. The ultra-pure green drink is perfect for everyday use and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Do I or Don’t I need Vitamin Supplements?

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Vitamins, do you or don’t you need supplements?

Vitamins, we all know what they are, yet many of us don’t know what if we are deficient. 

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Firstly why do we need vitamins?

  • They are vital to grow, develop and repair.
  • Support energy release from nutrients.
  • Maintain healthy hair and skin.
  • Help other nutrients be used in our body (Vitamin D is required to absorb Calcium)
Deficiencies can lead to serious illness
Overload can be serious too.

 

The body can store some but not all – we need to maintain a regular intake

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Eating a large rainbow salad or extra helping of broccoli is not going to provide you with extra vitamin C for a few days, your body removes what is not required at that time.

Probiotic   Pro Daily

Brilliant biotic boost

The hardy spore form friendly bacteria Bacillus coagulans is resistant to harsh stomach acid. It is great for travel and does not need refrigeration.

Bacillus coagulans is a transient bacteria in the gut but helps to feed some of the resident strains. Pro-daily has a guaranteed 150 million viable bacterium encapsulated with FOS to further encourage growth of the friendly bacteria. This is great to take after illness or antibiotics and is perfect for all the family.

Available in small, easy-to-swallow tablets. Non-dairy.

  • With Bacillus Coagulans, one of nature’s toughest strains of friendly bacteria
  • Also contains FOS, a prebiotic, which helps feed the friendly bacteria
  • Survives high temperatures so no need for refrigeration
  • Perfect for travelling
  • Useful to take during and after antibiotics
  • Dairy free.

Multi-vitamin Advanced Complex

High potency multivitamin/mineral

This high potency multi-vitamin and mineral formula offers all the key nutrients in their optimum form for better absorption and assimilation. For example, pyridoxal-5-phosphate for Vitamin B6, and citrate minerals. Also includes trace minerals, such as Molybdenum, Manganese and Chromium, as well as Choline and Inositol, not normally found in other multis.

  • A year-round best seller
  • Perfect for all the family
  • Contains 24 essential nutrients
  • Optimum forms for enhanced absorption
  • Complete and comprehensive daily supplement to suit most needs
  • Contains full B complex, antioxidant vitamins and important minerals

Contains Vitamin A. Do not take if pregnant or planning pregnancy.
Not available in Ireland.

 

Omega 3:6:9Organic Omega

ORGANIC OMEGA 3:6:9 BALANCE OIL

Perfect 2:1 omega 3 to omega 6 balance

This fresh, natural tasting formula provides cold pressed, 100% Organic, unrefined Flax Seed and Sunflower Seed oils, plus Extra Virgin Olive oil, protected with natural antioxidants. Today’s modern diets can provide an excess of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids, which creates an imbalance in the body. Omega 3:6:9 Balance Oil provides the perfect 2:1 balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6, with added Omega 9. Fatty acids make up the cell walls of every cell in the body and make hormone-like substances, important for many body processes. Omega 3 and 6 also support a healthy heart and arteries, eyes and brain. Use in salads, on potatoes and vegetables or straight from the spoon. For added lignans and fibre, mix with Organic Sprouted Flax Seeds.

Refrigerate after opening and consume within 6 weeks.

  • Essential omegas in ideal ratio to help combat imbalances in today’s diet
  • Also contains omega 9 to help support heart and immune health
  • Perfect used in salad dressings, drizzled on potatoes and vegetables or taken straight from the spoon
  • 100% organic unrefined flax seed, sunflower seed and extra virgin olive oil,
  • Protected with natural antioxidants
  • Cold-pressed
  • Not suitable for cooking
  • Cholesterol-free

Fibre Sprouted Flax Seed Fibre

 ORGANIC SPROUTED FLAX SEEDS

A living ‘Superfood’

Naturally sweet, Sprouted Flax Seeds are a good source of dietary fibre, lignans and the essential omegas 3 and 6. Indeed the process of sprouting increases the seeds’ nutrient content. Sprouted Flax Seeds are milled to a coarse, golden powder without using heat. Blend into drinks, stir into yoghurt or sprinkle over breakfast cereal. Tastes great straight from the spoon without oiliness.

  • Excellent source of fibre, lignans and Omegas 3, 6 and 9
  • Sprouting increases nutrient content and decreases ’anti-nutrients’ for enhanced bio-availability
  • Easily digestible and gentle on the stomach
  • Naturally sweet, delicious blended into drinks, smoothies, yoghurts or sprinkled over breakfast cereal
  • Also tastes great straight from the spoon
  • Cholesterol-free

Why are they a superfood? Because they provide loads of nutrients in an easily digestible form.

Unsure of what vitamins you may be lacking in? Click this link to request a Vitamin Assessment.

You can download the PDF Vitamin Guide and see how to naturally boost your vitamin intake.