Antidepressant Foods That Can Help Boost a Happy Mood!

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Hooray! πŸ™‹ πŸ™Œ I’ve just got my research done about this particular topic which is about Antidepressant foods! Why don’t we take our foods as our medicine for a change! πŸ‘ Sound good right? 😊 Start healthy eating will definately saves us into some various diseases. As they say “health is wealth” is indeed so true!. Eating the right amount of nutrients our body needs everyday is important to keep our body and mind active to do our activities full of energy during the busy day. Being depressed on the other hand is destroying our well being, problems, anxiety and lots of stress was a big contribution too on being depressed. Depression also has a social and physical effects. Yeah~ sadly. But, feeling down sometimes is completely normal for us humans.xD Of course we still have some of those minor and major problems everyday we can’t avoid. So, here are some of my favorite healthy foods to keep you pull a good mood everytime! 😘

β–ͺ First up is my favorite Banana!

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Banana is packed with tryptophan, amino acid, and vitamin b6 that helps produce serotonin a neurotransmitter, and Dopamine can be a big help on someones appetite which also contains antidepressant levels that can help you feel more relaxed! It can also give you the feeling of motivation! Take a bite of banana and go! This wasn’t so bad, right? πŸ˜‰ You can always make a banana into something fun! Check my previous post Banana-fied recipies! Of course banana is a fruit that can actually make you feel full fast! πŸ˜„

β–ͺ Asparagus

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This veggie is high in folate that can help you keep your temper cool. πŸ‘Œ Asparagus is usually steamed and served as a garnish or it is often added to salads, or you can just simply boiled them and dig in! You can always search online for some of it’s yummy recipes! πŸ˜— I read somewhere that after eating asparagus it kinda makes your urine smells funny, haha. As for me, i didn’t really notice, i think it just apply for some people who are really observant!xD πŸ˜‚

β–ͺ Berries!

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Raspberry, Strawberry, and Blueberry has a high level of the antioxidant called anthocyanin this compound is known to improve sharper mental comprehension, and better health function. It is also rich in vitamin C which helps your body to reduce stress. πŸ‘Œ Berries are so yummy! You can just eat it as is, or you can just make it into something yummier! Well as for me strawberries are the most available here in my area i find it hard to find some of the other variety of berries.

β–ͺ Avocado!

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Avocado is a creamy fruit that is has the ability to combat stress. Would you believe that avocado actually contains glutathione! which is a popular antioxidant and commonly known as a capsule that cleanses the liver and whitens your skin as it’s side effect? But i’m not really sure if consuming avocado can make your skin white.xD haha! By the way, the purpose of glutathione in avocados is that they act as a blockers of the intestinal absorption of bad fats that we consumed that can cause oxidative damage. πŸ‘ This fruit has tons of vitamins such as lutein which is good for the eyesight, beta-carotene, vitamin E, B vitamins and it contains a good amount of folate too! 😘 Just eat avocado moderately or in proportion, as it also contains good fats/oils that are advised to take moderately. πŸ˜‰

β–ͺ Chocolate!

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Horray! Who wouldn’t love chocolates? It is our sweet treat! people of all ages love this specially those people has a sweet tooth like me! 😍 πŸ‘ Study shows from the University of California that both men and women consume chocolates when they feel that their depressive levels increased. Dark chocolate is able to lower blood pressure and makes you feel a lot calmer. It has flavonols and polyphenols a kind of antioxidants. πŸ‘Œ If i had a bad day i prefer eating chocolates! it makes me feel better!xD But we just can’t consume a lot of sweets at the same time, you can definately indulge and dig in to satisfy your cravings but please do it in proportion and in moderation!πŸ˜‰

β–ͺ Green tea!

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Green tea contains the kind of antioxidant called theanine, this compound helps and protects our body againts some types of cancer. This can also enhance your mental ability, it’sΒ  a good brain booster! It can also help you for achieving the curves you want in your body as it is also used for slimming as well. πŸ‘Œ We used to have a green tea plant before, and i must say that once you pick it’s leaves fresh it has a distinct scent, i’m so used to the scent as i’m always consuming it everyday. It does makes my energy increase! As for the taste of the fresh leaves soaked in hot water (tea), the first time i tried it, it leaves me the impression “i’m not gonna drink this!” hahaha~ yeah it taste that bad in my first sip. But as you go along and get yourself used to it, i think it will be fine. πŸ‘ For me, it’s better to consume it while it’s hot. Green tea also has a caffeine content which i think one of it’s disadvantage.

β–ͺ Oatmeal!

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Oatmeal contains B vitamins, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, B1, B6 and folate! These vitamins are vital to reduce stress! Oatmeal can also make your brain produce serotonin! that’s why oatmeal, banana, and berries are good combination for your daily serving consumption! It is also good for your heart! This serving of oatmeal is ideal for breakfast as it has a good set of vitamins to start your day~ πŸ˜‰ Adding fruits in your oatmeal can really be healthy, fun, and yummy! 😘 You can make a lot of good tasting delights out of oatmeal such as oatmeal cookies and many more! I love it since it has a lot of options! πŸ‘

Yey! well i guess these are just the food i want to include in this post! Guys, i really love eating healthy but sometimes i’m really badly craving for some of the excessive oily foods i bet you guys feel that way too. πŸ˜‚ It’s okay to at least eat the not-so-healthy food once or twice a week just to satisfy your cravings but please do stay healthy. You can always switch to some veggie meats which also taste so good! (that’s what i’m always eating lately) It’s like your eating the real thing, it taste exactly like chicken nuggets! πŸ‘ it has a lot of flavors too! it’s a must try! you can purchase it at a vegetarian stores! πŸ‘Œ

Photos not mine credits to the respected owners!

So that’s it for this post! don’t forget to comment down below and say Hi! for dropping by~ 😊 Follow me on my social media accounts just click the link in my widgets and let’s get connected! πŸ˜‰ i follow back! πŸ‘

See you in my next post! It’s the wrap, bye! πŸ™‹

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Beauty Hacks

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Hello readers! i just got lazy for the past days so i apologize for this late post.xD πŸ˜‚ Today i will be sharing to you some of the beauty hacks ive learned online~ πŸ˜€ Maybe a lot of you might already know this. Beauty hacks are making trends around social media, it’s not just beingΒ  trendy but it’s very useful as well. and here we go!

β–ͺ Use tissue and translucent powder to make your lipstick last all day long!

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Clean your lips, then apply the first layer of lipstick, place the tissue on your lips get a brush and dip it in a small amount of powder and gently dab it into the tissue on your lips. This process is called lip blotting. The powder has the ability to seal the color of your lipstick. πŸ‘„ πŸ‘

β–ͺ Do you want a thicker and longer eyelashes without extensions? Well powder can help you add more volume into your lashes!

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Just dab a powder in your lashes using a cotton swab, then apply your mascara. Just repeat the process in between your mascara application. Well, i tried this before, and i must admit that swabbing powder with a cotton is kinda difficult to do, so what i do is, i get my other mascara container it was half way empty i put some of baby powder and i mixed it with the applicator then it turned into a paste-like consistency. It does add a great volume to my lashes~ πŸ‘ You can now apply it first before you add another layer of your mascara!

β–ͺ Want your perfume last longer? Worry no more! Petroleum Jelly is your best friend!

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Just simply rub petroleum jelly on your pulse point and spray your perfume and voila! your ready to go!

β–ͺ Did you purchase a darker shade of liquid foundation by mistake? Well, fret no more! By adding a moisturizer it can help lighten it’s shade!

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Just mix them together and blend!

β–ͺ Want to do a dotted nail art? Band-aid can be a big help!

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Just place the band-aid on the top of the nails that already has a first coating of nail polish dry it first before adding the next layer, then add the color you desired~ And you’ve got this oh-so-cute nail art! 😘

β–ͺ Use hair spray and old toothbrush to tame flyaways, especially stubborn baby hairs.

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Simply spray the hairspray on the toothbrush and gently comb it in the desired area. You can also use this in your eyebrows for a quick fix. 😊

β–ͺ Check your make-up in the car!

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Checking your make-up in the car is really helpful, because the car has the natural light. Different places lightning makes the make-up look different, so car mirrors are indeed helpful! πŸ‘Œ

β–ͺ Concealer? Apply it on a triangle shape to make it more effective!

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Concealer works so much better by doing a triangle shape application. Make sure to blend it properly side ward and down ward.

β–ͺ Easy to remove nail polish with glue base!

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Using glue as a base when using a nail polish is so much better to remove! When you are ready to change color you can just simply peel it off~ So convenient! πŸ‘

β–ͺ Use mouthwash to treat bruises!

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Mouthwash helps the bruise to clear up faster and makes it instantly looks and feels better. πŸ‘Œ You just need a cotton swab with a mouthwash and dab on the affected area.

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These are some of my favorite beauty hacks! As for me i find this very helpful! Hope this will help you guys too. πŸ˜„ Okay so that’s it for today’s post! Comment down below for your questions or queries, i will be glad if you did.xD Let’s follow each other on our social media accounts! 😚 See you in my next post! It’s the wrap! πŸ™‹

zanenF

The Facinating Health Benefits of Aromatherapy

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Hi Readers! πŸ™‹ Let’s talk about Aromatherapy! 😊 I first heard the word aromatherapy when i was younger in a TV commercial for a popular shampoo brand (Palmolive), at that time i though of it was just a fragrance for shampoo’s.xD πŸ˜‚ Well, i was surprise when aromatherapy trends few years ago for it’s health benefits. I am actually a fan of some various flower and herbs, i really love Sandalwood! πŸ’– I find it super relaxing, it’s giving me a boost of spirit-lifting! I’m using aromatherapy when i’m combating stress or any time of the day when i want to unwind. At times, im also using massage oils, hand cream, lotion, and lip balm with a Sandalwood scent in it! The scent is super relaxing~ Ok, enough for my blabbering, here are the Aromatherapy descriptions.

Chamomile

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β–ͺ Good before bedtime

β–ͺ Good for calming nerves

β–ͺ Soothing

Jasmine

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β–ͺ Sensual

β–ͺ spirit-lifting

β–ͺ Stimulating

Juniper

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β–ͺ A good tonic and cleanser

β–ͺ Good for problematic and oily skin

Lavender

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β–ͺ Gentle and Calming

β–ͺ Helps to to heal damage skin

Lemon

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β–ͺ A natural astringent

β–ͺ A natural deodorizer

β–ͺ Helps to strengthen the immune system

β–ͺ Refreshing

Lemongrass

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β–ͺ A disinfectant

β–ͺ An insect repellant

β–ͺ A natural deodorizer

Patchouli

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β–ͺ Calming and sensual

β–ͺ Has decongestant properties

Rose

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β–ͺ Spirit-lifting

β–ͺ Romantic and highly aromatic

Sandalwood

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β–ͺ Good for moisturizing

β–ͺ Spirit-lifting

β–ͺ Soothing and healing good for reliving inflammation, insomnia.

β–ͺ Good for hair and skin.

Sandalwood is my ultimate favorite~ πŸ‘

Ylang-Ylang

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β–ͺ Good for stress relief and insomnia

β–ͺ Spirit-lifting

Reducing anxiety, ease depression, boost energy levels, eliminates headaches, induce sleep, strengthen the immune system, improves blood circulation and speed up the healing process of the body, these are some of the benefits of aromatherapy. πŸ‘ Aromatherapy is a kind of an alternative medicine treatment that can be aromatically inhaled by the patients that involves the use of volatile plant materials also known as essential oils extracted from flowers and plants. It also improves a good mood, some people does this as their supplemental medicine. In the 11th century when the steam distillation was made possible to extract an essential oil from the plant materials it made aromatherapy even more popular. Since then, aromatherapy offered a wide range of uses for health and wellness and now cultures all around the world has recognize aromatherapy. This therapy is being practice in India, France, England,Β  and the United States it can also found in a lot of countries.

The range of possibilities is almost endless using essential oils. Blending essential oils is such an important study for alternative healers. However, it’s important to first consult a trained and licensed aromatherapists, as some essential oils can trigger skin allergy and it can be toxic if mixed improperly. Aromatherapy essential oils are diluted in a water bath or massage oil to make the effect less strong. Because if you use a strong concentration of essential oils it can also lead into a wide range of negative side effects. There are a huge numbers of combinations that have been tested but not all of them are approved by a normal doctor since this is a alternative treatment. You should pay attention very well in your body whenever you are using/doing aromatherapy as a therapeutic solution, carefully notice your skin reaction as it might develop some skin allergy.

Aroma and/or scents are powerful to our senses and emotion, it can also elevate our state of mind and influence our behavior.

Have you guys tried Aromatherapy yet? Well, you should at least try the massage oil and the scented candles. This is vital for people like me who has been stressed a lot lately.xD πŸ˜‚ As for me, i’m using a sandalwood items such as body butter, lip balm and a hand cream. This makes my skin so moisturize and supple plus it relaxes my senses every time i inhaled it. The scent is just sooo heaven for me! 😘

For now i’m using this Sandalwood vanilla body butter!

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My ninang (godmother), got me this as a present it comes with a lip balm and hand cream. Thanks ninang! πŸ˜‰ πŸ‘

You guys will definately love the Aromatherapy scents once you try it~

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That’s all for this post! Comment down below~ and hit the like button! Add or follow me on my social media accounts don’t worry i’ll follow back! πŸ˜™ See you in my next post! πŸ‘‹

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