One can be pulled into a dystopian space within one’s mind. With social media on our phones and all around us, we are blown back by a barrage of information that is both conducive and disrupting for the mind. People have a different coping mechanism to help them control the flow of their thoughts – some meditate while others keep the mobiles away. However, there are certain changes to the diet that you can include to help you cope up better with stress and pent-up anxiety. Learn how.
Repurpose The Veggies
The link between the gut and the brain is one that not many know of. Many hormones that are responsible for setting you into a lightened, happy mood are produced in the gut – take Serotonin for example. Eating good healthy food is the way to help you feel more in sync with yourself and keep a tab on the flow of thoughts. Cutting out meats and processed foods including fried and fatty foods and carbonated drinks are just one half of the equation. Although eating these would give you momentary happiness, it all fades away and you are left willing away in your despair. This is why you might want to switch to vegan meal and show some love to the neglected fruits and veggies.
Here are two of the vegan meal ideas that you can try to implement the next time the stove is on:
Vegan burgers are great ways to get the goodness of the veggies without feeling like you are losing out on the ‘fun foods’. If you have some cooked whole grains, a small white potato, and rolled oats, then you are more than equipped to make a burger! Throw in a cup of grated carrots or beets; add in your favorite spices and condiments. You can choose the flavor profile you need- American, Italian, Mexican- the whole world is your kitchen. You can enjoy a delicious vegan burger than won’t make you feel like you are missing out.
Soups are the best bet when you want a pot full of nutrients. Onions, leek, celery, carrots, and tomato along with white bean, potatoes or two, rosemary and add in green pepper, for that distinctive Italian twist. Add in corn, cilantro, red beans to get in that south-of-the-border flavor. To get a South Asian spin, add in cauliflower, potatoes, and curry powder. There are plenty of fibers and fluids when it comes to soups and it is nutritious and filling at the same time.