We had to turn our clocks back because standard time when back into effect. Our days are also becoming shorter. For many, these changes mean that the winter blues may be starting to set in on them. However, there are some simple ways in which we can beat these blues. Here are a few suggestions that you can try before the blues have you down for good.
Add these foods to your diet. These foods can help you beat the winter blues by increasing your good the hormones that helps you to feel good. These same foods can also help boost your immunity, which can help you stay healthy this winter. They include:
Adding Omega 3 food products to our diets
All of the above foods contain Omega 3 fatty acids in them. Research has proven that people who do not eat these types of food on regular basis are two times more likely to become depressed than those who do. All you need is a daily 10 ounce serving of Omega 3
Adding foods that contain will help boost your serotonin levels, which includes
• Cottage cheese
Making sure you get you enough Vitamin D. You can get this through foods such as:
• Milk products
• Orange Juice
You can also get Vitamin D through 10 to 15 minutes of sun exposure daily. If you are taking Vitamin D in supplement form try to take 1,000 IU a day.
• Animal Protein such as chicken or steak
You should also make sure you get some exercise daily. When you can, you should strive for forty minutes of daily exercise.
Exercise can help release endorphins that will raise your mood. Exercise can also help build up your immune system.
Although, 25 million people are affected by the winter blues and women are even more susceptible than men, doesn’t mean that winter has to be a blue season for you. Fight it the best way you can.
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