The top 12 keto foods to de-stress From our founder, @NaomiWhittel
1️⃣ SWISS CHARD: Loaded with magnesium, an “anti-stress” nutrient that allows your muscles and nerves to relax.
2️⃣ WILD CAUGHT SALMON: Rich in omega-3 fatty acids shown to combat mood swings, depression, and improve cognitive performance.
3️⃣ AVOCADO: High in potassium, which helps to protect the normal function of muscle and nerve activity.
4️⃣ DARK GREEN VEGETABLES: High in both magnesium and molybdenum, a mineral that helps to regulate breathing and heartrate.
5️⃣ NUTRITIONAL YEAST: Sprinkle on salads or any other dish. It is high in B Vitamins, which are essential for your nervous system, heart palpitations, and depression.
6️⃣ CREMINI AND SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS: Rich in pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5), which improves your ability to respond to stress by supporting your adrenal glands.
7️⃣ PAPAYA: High in Vitamin C, which helps protect cells from free radical damage and helps prevent colds and infections. Papaya is not necessarily keto-friendly, but one to include if you’re taking a cyclic keto approach, for example. This advanced keto approach can be helpful once you are well keto-adapted.
8️⃣ GRASS-FED BEEF: High in B-Vitamins and mood-stabilizing nutrients, zinc and iron.
9️⃣ BERRIES: High in antioxidants, which protect against free radicals, and high in Vitamin C as well.
FERMENTED FOODS: Keto-friendly, veggie-based fermented foods like raw sauerkraut and kimchi are an excellent way to maintain a healthy gut microbiome. Imbalances of gut bacteria have been linked with anxiety and other mood and mental disorders.
1️⃣1️⃣ DARK CHOCOLATE: I was excited to find research that supports high quality, 70% or higher dark chocolate linked to reducing cortisol and other stress hormones. Don’t go overboard!Keep in mind that a serving is one ounce.
1️⃣2️⃣ CHICKEN BREAST AND TURKEY: High in tryptophan, an amino acid that can help with sleep and elevating mood.
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