Do you like winter? How do you feel during winter months? How about winter blues or seasonal depression? To feel fabulous you may need more serotonin in your system, a chemical that can help us get into a better mood.
You can boost your serotonin level with laughter, indulging in dark chocolate, eating more tryptophan rich foods, using aromatherapy and essential oils such as sage, lemon and grapefruit, lavender rosemary, and last but not least, sex.
Seasonal Blues, Better Sleep and Other Good Reasons to Eat Walnuts
Or you can simply eat more walnuts, one of the richest sources of serotonin and omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are both necessary to fight seasonal depression and insomnia. And speaking about omega-3 essential acids, they can also whelp you achieve a healthy heart, better memory and beautiful skin.
Fresh walnuts, like all healthy nuts, help us to suppress appetite which can help lose weight.
Walnuts are also rich in fiber, so they will help us get rid of constipation, lower blood pressure and cholesterol level, prevent colon cancer and diabetes, get rid of headaches and migraines, reduce risk of heart attack and stroke, get our hormones back in balance, and reduce PMS.
* Click to listen to our discussion on How to Deal with Seasonal Depression with Medical Intuitive Iuliana Lixandru
* Click to listen to our discussion on Beating Seasonal Depression by Practicing Gratitude with Sue Urda, the Connections Expert
© Irina Wardas, HHC
Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Coach and Counselor