Nutrition and Wellbeing
Nutrition statistically now has been shown to highly impact our mental health and wellbeing.
A good starting place if you are not feeling at your optimum is to get some blood work done and to have a qualified professional to review your nutritional levels.
To also consider some good clean supplements to help boost your overall intake of foods is also a good next step.
There are some great clean food supplements out there. It is becoming more apparent that our normal food sources are not nutritionally enough for us anymore, due to how they are farmed and sourced.
Therefore choosing locally grown and brought foods are important as well as clean supplementation. Choose grass fed meats, free ranged eggs, line caught fish and local or organic veg and fruits.
If you are feeling low or tired consider if you have a high quality and clean magnesium in your regime.
Magnesium helps to facilitate a restful sleep, relaxes our muscles and improves muscle regeneration.
Are you having enough greens and minerals in your diet, taking a multifood or super greens can help boost that for you.
There is also a depletion in our fish oil sources and getting a good clean fish oil is important for bones and ligaments.
However, studies have also show fish oil to help increase cognitive functioning and reduce anxiety and depression.
Drinking 2-3 litres of water that has been appropriately filtered is essential for our mental health, our physical well being and functioning at our optimum.
Take a bottle with you every day and start prioritising drinking.
Making sure your eating enough is important too.
Statistically we are not eating enough of our portions of vegetables a day.
Start introducing protein and vegetables in your breakfasts, lunch and dinner helps to keep up that count.
I would also suggest snacking on vegetables helps to keep that count high.
Nuts are also a good snacking item and help to keep up those levels.
In all of this, prioritising yourself is key.
Setting up healthy regular habits begins to secure those long lasting and sustainable changes in your life.
Coming to counselling to help facilitate those changes are good too. Sometimes it’s just taking that first step of investment in yourself through therapy that begins to help you take those bigger steps in changing your nutrition and the care of yourself.