You know that saying ‘You are what you eat’? Well this can actually be true and we are going to tell you why. No, we aren’t saying if you eat a banana you’re going to turn yellow. Different foods can make you feel different emotions. To find out what foods can be the best for your well-being and energy levels keep on reading.
So back to that banana talk. Most of us know that bananas are high in potassium, however there is actually much more to this fruit. Bananas contain tyrosine, don’t let the name scare you because this amino acid actually builds the brain’s neurotransmitters – dopamine and norepinephrine. These particular neurotransmitters boost alertness and improve concentration.
Not only will your alertness be up to scratch, your mood can become more stable. This is all thanks to another amino acid, tryptophan. Our bodies use this acid to produce a compound that helps build serotonin. Serotonin is the chemical in charge of mood balance.
If you’re ever feeling down, did you know oily fish like salmon or fresh tuna can play a role in avoiding these downswings. Warning… we’re going to have to get more technical with you again. So these oily fish contain 2 key types of omega-3, EPA and DHA. These fatty acids are located in high concentration in brain tissue, so they are believed to play a significant part in nerve function and the balance of your mood.
Nuts and Seeds
I think we may have found a new addiction (no, it’s not coffee). Nuts and sunflower seeds have been suggested to boost energy levels. Vitamin B1 is known for increasing wellbeing, sociability and overall energy levels. And this vitamin is found right here in these nuts and seed.
So, before your next Bodyright Bootcamp session grab some nuts, eat a banana, even cook up some fish. They are light, but also a great snack before your hardcore sessions.