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How To Have A Happy January Part 3

10.01.2018

January is a challenging month for most, a lack of daylight, miserable weather and little to look forward to. However, the food you choose to eat throughout these drizzly days will go a long way in dictating your mood and motivation. Concentrating on embarking on a diet that contains the following nutritional elements will arm you with useful tools to create and sustain motivation and positivity. Each week we will be posting two vital vitamins and nutrients that aid in boosting mood, energy and vitality, along with the top foods and delicious recipes.

 

Folate

Folate aids in the process of serotonin regulation (serotonin passes messages between nerve cells and helps to regulate mood). Useful sources are found in spinach, black-eyed peas, asparagus, Brussels sprouts and avocado.

Rich sources

 

 

Cook up these recipes to boost your folate intake:

Springtime risotto

Asparagus under wraps

Smoked salmon avocado skins

 

Iron

A body that lacks in iron will lack in energy and enthusiasm, therefore dampening your spirits and mood. Consuming enough iron will help to stabilise your energy and protect you against feeling low. 

Rich sources

 

 

Give these recipes a go in order to increase your iron levels:

Bean and spicy rice stuffed peppers

Turkey burgers

Slow cooker tomato and lentil dahl

 

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To discuss our Employee Nutrition Services, call 07778 218009 or email Anna.



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