These mood-boosting foods can help save your winter
Every winter millions of people experience Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, a condition that can increase anxiety and depression. Nutrition and fitness expert Jody Trierweiler has five foods with nutrients that can help fight off SAD. Low iron levels can also impact depression and anxiety, which Trierweiler says can be helped by eating clams. Iron is absorbed with the help of Vitamin C, and clams contain both Vitamin C and Iron, giving you double the benefits from one food. Keeping up on Omega 3 nutrients can also help combat inflammation that can take place in your brain when you experience depression and anxiety.
Are the darker days of fall giving you the blues?
The combination of Daylight Saving Time ending and the dark seasons of fall and winter beginning mean fewer hours of sunlight than the summer months. Even though this happens every year, it can still be a difficult adjustment for a lot of us. Those with S.A.D experience an 11% increase in fatigue, sleepiness, and worry about the months ahead. Also, with the number of COVID cases increasing there can be even more worry about the future. You can reduce these feelings by exercising, being out in the sunlight and talking to your healthcare provider about your Vitamin D levels.