What a lot of people don’t know is that diet can contribute to the way you feel – not only physically, but mentally and emotionally, too!
The yogic diet ideally follows a Sattvic or vegetarian diet. A balance of fresh fruit, vegetables, cooked whole grains, milk, legumes, nuts and seeds, using a combination of both raw and cooked foods. These foods increase clarity and healthy function in the body because they are light, simple and supply all the necessary nutrients. They increase our physical and mental vitality making it easier to experience clarity, lightness and peace of mind.
I’m not saying you need to drop everything you are doing and turn into a tofu-eating, kale-enthusiast overnight, I’m just emphasizing the importance of being mindful of your relationship with food and observe what and how certain foods make you feel. It’s easy to make simple “edits” on what you decide to put on your plate and when you do your body, mind and anxiety-level will definitely thank you.
Check out some of my favorite tasty products that help me stay healthy and stress-free.
Turmeric has been proven to aid in the treatment of depression, diabetic neuropathy, chronic stress and much more. I keep turmeric powder in my kitchen pantry at-all-times and is one of my personal favorite “super spices.”
Cale Rae Fave: Turmeric Powder by Simply Organic|| Price: $7.20
Organic, non-caffeinated teas that contain ingredients such as chamomile, mint, lavender and other relaxing herbs, help to calm your body and mind. I keep my pantry stocked with a plethora of different teas and find that having a cup of calming tea during the afternoon or evening is one of the quickest and easiest way to bring a little zen into my life when I’m feeling stressed.
Cale Rae Fave: “Cup of Calm” by Traditional Medicinals Tea|| Price: $3.99
It’s believed that this root has more phytonutrients than nearly every type of fruit and vegetable, including magnesium and iron – two important nutrients for controlling anxiety. It also is often used for healthy stamina and energy. Maca Powder can be found at Whole Foods and many grocery stores. It’s a great addition to your morning breakfast routine and tastes great in smoothies!
Cale Rae Fave: Gaia Herbs Maca Powder || Price: $11.69