Archive for April, 2012
Every morning without fail I reached for my 100 mg B complex to start my day…and whenever, I begin to feel moody or irritable for no good reason I rely on my B complex to get me back to my normal optimistic self.
Now with that said, I gotten additional insight into more mood regulating support.¬† It seems that folic acid, also called folate, reducing mood swings.¬† Studies have shown that low levels of this B vitamin in the blood are related to depression.¬†
Of course if you continually suffer from depression, you may need to see¬† your health practitioner.¬† However, if your moodiness is temporary, you may want to try to include leafy greens, sunflower seeds, beets, and oranges…which are all rich in folic acid.¬† A multivitamin that provides 100 percent of the daily value for folic acid may also be an option for you.
More importantly,¬† I know I don’t want to stay in the doles, so I’m looking to holistic options to get me back on track. Mother nature provides so much to maintain our health…thank you Mother…
To your excellent health,
I discovered more information on slowing the absorption of sugar in your blood to lessen mood swings so I thought I’d share it with you.
I don’t know about you but I can use all the info or insights I can get relative to mood swings to help with menopausal symptoms. So here goes, by combining high-quality carbohydrates with lean protein you may be able to slow the absorption of sugar in your blood which can result in reducing mood swings.
High fiber carbohydrates are those rich in soluble fiber such as oats, barley, and certain fruits and veggies.¬† Here is an example:¬† an egg white omelet with lots of veggies, grilled chicken and various peppers along with a whole grain bread or wrap, stir-fry with your favorite fish and lots of beautiful green broccoli.
So here’s to healthy eating, lowering our blood sugar and reducing those nagging mood swings.
To your excellent health!
In this day of fast foods and “want it now” culture we may find ourselves consuming too much in the the way of refined carbohydrates…As for me, I’m not big on sodas, but carrot cake, oatmeal cookies and apple pie are my weakness.¬† Frankly, I will “walk a mile” for a scrumptious oatmeal cookie.¬†
I find the key is maintaining a balance…no extremes…
So regarding refined carbohydrates sources such as soda, candy, fruit juice (yes, even fruit juice), jam and syrups can elevate and cause cause drops in your blood sugar.¬†
When¬† your blood is effected it may cause you to feel irritable and tired. Breads and pastries, such as crackers, bagels, rice white bread, made from refined flour, can produce the same effect because of the quick break down into our digestive system which forms blood sugar.¬†
Bottom line whole grain foods which digest slower because of the higher fiber content don’t reek havoc on our blood sugar and support blood sugar stability.
So the next time you say,¬† “yes” (or we say yes) to that slice of pie, cake, cookies and or candy…remember moderation is the key….or better yet, opt for the whole grain replacement.
To your excellent health,