Did you know that anxiety is correlated with reduced fruit and vegetable intake? The more we can take care of our body from the inside out the healthier we will be.
Research suggests that the more antioxidants we have in our body the less anxiety we will have. So make sure to not only eat more fruits and vegetables, but also make sure to eat a variety of colors:
- Green-Vitamin A & B, iron, and magnesium
- Orange/Yellow-Vitamin C, potassium, and calcium
Your body requires B Vitamins, Vitamin C, iron and magnesium to help give you energy, regulate your hormones, and help with cell development.
Your body also makes its own medicine and 70% of your immune system is in your gut.
Your microbiome is part of your internal pharmacy and helps to create and regulate:
- serotonin=happy hormone
- dopamine=pleasure hormone
- GABA=calming hormone
- Butyrate-this is the superfuel for the brain and is made from the fiber you eat
If you want to fix your brain, you must fix your gut!
So make sure you are getting more fruits and vegetables into your daily diet. If you need help with Accountability or are looking for recipes, tips and tricks to a healthier lifestyle than join our FB group.