What to Eat for Energy and Lower Anxiety
Oct 06, 2015
Have you ever realized how much your emotions cause fatigue?
Stress, anxiety and depression all have a way of sucking the life out of us. The food we consume plays a major role in how we feel, as well.
It's no wonder our parents always told us to eat our greens...
Green is the most critical color of food you need to eat regularly to boost your blood, immune system, bones, and lower anger and anxiety. Why? Because it literally provides stayin’ alive power that helps rebuild every system in your body.
Chlorophyll is the blood or life force of plants - the same way that your blood carries your life force. It is what makes plants the color green. Chlorophyll is almost identical to the molecules of human red blood cells.
Greens Increase Energy, Lower Anxiety & Stress
Chlorophyll and your red blood cells are almost identical - with the only difference being ONE ATOM. Human blood has iron, while chlorophyll has magnesium. Because they are similar, chlorophyll is critical to your health, vibrant red blood cells and emotional health.
Greens naturally help detoxify and rejuvenate the liver (the organ that stores anger).
The liver is bombarded with a huge quantity of toxins from our environment, medications, and foods in common diets. Therefore, reducing the burden on the liver is essential for better health and as part of natural emotional care for less anxiety, to reduce anger and toxic emotions.
Helping the liver repair and detoxify itself is a great part of natural emotional care to reduce anger, negative emotions plus get yourself more energy.
Which Greens Should I Be Eating?
If you are looking for the best fresh and alive chlorophyll benefits, you get that from dark leafy greens:
- Herbs, like parsley & basil
- Swiss chard
- Turnip greens
- Collard greens
- Mustard greens
- Beet greens
However, any food that is naturally green like broccoli, green beans, brussel sprouts, green bell peppers, and peas contains chlorophyll.
Basically, if it’s naturally green, it contains chlorophyll and stayin’ alive power that is great to boost your positive emotions and blood system!
Chlorophyll is also commonly available in super food supplements such as:
- Barley grass
If you have been deficient in greens for a while, have anxiety, low energy, or don’t eat them regularly...
If you choose to use a supplement, it is critical that you choose organic for both physical and emotional reasons.
The large amounts of grains or grasses needed to produce most supplements can heighten your challenges with the pesticides or toxins, plus place a higher burden on your blood and liver – again possibly affecting anger and anxiety.
Notice I said supplement, not substitute.
Although pills and powders are convenient, there is no substitute for the live vital force and enzyme activity that comes from fresh, live green foods to boost your blood and reduce your anxiety and anger.
Tips to Get More “Green” in Your Diet:
- Put a handful of fresh spinach in your smoothie – you won’t taste it, I promise!
- Try including a variety of different greens in your salad with some sprouts & add chopped herbs to your salad dressing.
- Add chopped spinach & herbs to your soups, stews, chili & sauces. How about spinach in your tomato sauce? Try it!
- Sauté kale, spinach or collard greens to have as a side dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
- If you make fresh juices, add your choice of leafy greens, a tablespoon of sprouts, plus an apple and lemon or lime to disguise the flavor.
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treat. This information is based on research and knowledge by the author, and the ideas are not intended as substitute for medical advice. As with any products it is suggested that you check with your medical practitioner prior to use. The author disclaims any liability arising directly or indirectly from the use of any products mentioned herein.