Mental Wellness Through Food

A change of diet through Metabolic Balance program can not only help with you physical but also mental well-being. Different chemicals and processes in the brain are responsible for your mood and are impacted by what you eat. For example, serotonin is produced in a healthy intestinal flora when the body has absorbed enough tryptophan through a healthy diet. Omega-3 fatty acids commonly found fish, flax and chia seeds are important for brain metabolism. B vitamins found in many foods including protein sources are also brain boosting vitamins. All of this is to say that, “happiness can be eaten”.

Morning Stretches

With the current pandemic, many of us have been spending more time indoors and most likely experiencing more stress and tension than usual. Starting off your morning with a few easy and simple stretches can be one way to ease into the day, relieve a little bit of that stress, and do something good for your body.

Below are a few great resources that share simple morning stretches that require no equipment. Some can even be done in your bed!

The Benefit of Plants

Today on our site we want to talk about plants. No, not the ones that you eat but rather the ones in your house!

Houseplants and indoor plants do not just look nice but they are also great for your mental and physical health. Studies have shown that indoor plants can boost mood, productivity, and concentration. They also “clean” the air inside by filtering toxins and producing oxygen. Since Americans spend almost 90% of their time indoors, ensuring that the air inside your house is clean is super important. Although scientists are only beginning to understand the physical and mental effects of indoor air quality, so far we have seen that indoor plants can improve air quality, reduce pollution, and improve wellness.

Check out the posts below to learn about indoor plants and a few fun DIY project ideas using house plants.

https://www.thesill.com/blogs/care-miscellaneous/why-you-need-plants-in-your-life?fbclid=IwAR0H1KmIYYbikAv55135C6LoH_OgXRkwCf28Rg1hcphSXld3R-ruKdDv4mw

https://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/best-indoor-plant-projects-pictures

Photo: https://www.lynchburgliving.com/succulents/

Succulents

Happy Friday!

As another week comes to a close we want to encourage you take time for yourself. Whether it is a walk in the sunshine, preparing a delicious meal, or reading a book, do whatever you need to care of YOU!

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Fabulous Fennel

Worth Knowing:

Fennel originally comes from the Mediterranean where it is mainly grown as a vegetable, but has also become native to many of our local gardens. If you are walking through a natural meadow you might also find wild fennel. It can be recognized by its finely feathered leaves, its distinct anise like, and dainty yellow flowers. In folk medicine, fennel is described as a true miracle herb. Including fennel and fennel seeds in your diet are great for improving your mood, a healthy complexion, oral health and fresh breath, reducing mucus, detoxing, relieving cramps, supporting digestion and reducing an upset stomach.