We like to think of Soulful as Good Mood Food, but what does that really mean?
We asked our nutritionist, Alicia, to explain the science behind how eating Soulful could help not only your physical wellbeing, but your mental wellbeing too.
Today we're talking Magnesium.
Magnesium has over 300 functions in the body.
One of those is relaxation. Whilst calcium works to contract our nerves and muscle cells, magnesium is essential for them to relax.
Magnesium can be found in pumpkin seeds, edamame, spinach as well as dark chocolate!
Magnesium also plays an important role in calming our nervous system, by blocking excitatory neurotransmitters such as NMDA/Glutamate and increasing production of inhibitory neurotransmitters such as GABA which is needed for relaxation and good quality sleep.
Low levels of magnesium have been linked to depression, anxiety and mood disorders.
Where can you find magnesium rich foods? Our OnePots!
So, not only are they a super tasty way to grab a quick lunch, they can also help your body and mind to cope with the stresses of life.
How’s that for Good Mood Food?