Many of the day to day symptoms we’ve all grown accustomed to just being a part of life find their roots in sugar and caffeine saturated diets. The result is a lack of energy, foggy brains, and generally just being crabby and hard to be around.
The natural foods and supplement world has exploded with tons of new options for everyone from keto fitness buffs to crunchy paleo moms. There’s no shortage of supplements and powders, and superfoods have become a catchall cure for everything from inflammation to irritability.
These ultra-nutrient-dense foods pack more than just a nutritional punch with natural formulations that work together to produce incredible results over their conventional processed cousins.
Why Your Brain Feels Foggy
If it feels like your brain needs a 60-minute warmup every day before work, you’re not alone. Due to a combination of too much sugar, vitamin deficiencies, and a chronic lack of sleep, most people cycle from one task to the next much more slowly than they should be.
Stress is also a contributing factor to brain fog. When your brain is overwhelmed, sometimes the neurological response is to numb out and think less. It’s a stress management tool in your psyche’s arsenal, but it’s not the most productive state of mind to be in.
Why You Crash in the Afternoons
If you’re crashing into a slump by mid afternoon each day, chances are you need to eat a more balanced breakfast and integrate some exercise in (I know, I know).
It’s true though, and skipping out the door on an empty stomach is no better than wolfing down a bowl of cereal. Breakfast should consist of a healthy mix of protein and carbs, and if you have time, sneak a 20-minute cardio session in.
Why You Get SO Grumpy
Mornings are everything people — if you start the day feeling overwhelmed on an empty stomach with no sleep and no exercise, YOU’RE GONNA GET GRUMPY.
Low blood sugar can make even the most docile among us hangry as all get-out, so don’t skip the breakfast.
Get all the sleep.
Take time to clear your mind.
Get happy, lovelies.
Superfoods Could Be Your Game Changer
It was these three top symptoms that first clued me into superfoods. Superfoods contain a super dense concentration of nutrients and pack some serious health benefits. Most of them are plant-based, but there are a couple derived from dairy and fish products as well.
Depending on what types of superfoods
Meet Your Super
Your Super is an online superfoods store specializing in ultra-clean superfood blends, targeted and combined for specific health benefits.
The founder Kristel was inspired to start the company following her boyfriend’s diagnosis with cancer at age 24. Inspired to help him heal his immune system, she began experimenting, combining her love for real foods with powerful nutritional science.
For the Brain Fog
Ingredients: Matcha* (Japan), Moringa* (Tanzania), Maca* (Peru), Wheatgrass* (Germany) and Barleygrass* (Germany) Powder. *Organic Certified
Matcha is a type of green tea that turns on your brain and gets it firing on all cylinders for the day without the typical jitter of caffeine. In this formula from Your Super, you’ll get a heavy dose of antioxidants and energizing vitamins like Potassium and Folate.
For the Energy Slump
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Go out in the world and go be you… People might think you are weird and that just means you are not normal – which is AWESOME. Everyone is different and lots important to stay true to yourself… You feel better, have more energy and be healthier 💚 our Superfood mixes are just a little amifier of the magic that you already have inside of you ✨🌈 what’s your super power!?
Ingredients: Acai* (Brazil), Guarana* (Brazil), Maca* (Peru), Lucuma* (Peru) and Banana* (Ecuador) Powder. *Organic Certified
Need to pull through the afternoon slump? Try combining the Energy Bomb with the Power Matcha for focused energy that outlasts any cup of coffee. Energy Bomb is loaded with antioxidants and jitter-free caffeine, but it’s also high in vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, E, C, Iron, and Niacin.
For a Better Mood
Ingredients: Cacao* (Peru), Carob* (Peru), Shredded Coconut* (Sri Lanka), Chia Seeds* (Bolivia) and Lucuma* (Peru) Powder. *Organic Certified
It’s just science: chocolate has been clinically proven to boost your mood, and sugar cravings have been clinically proven to crash it.
In addition to it putting a little more pep in your step, the Chocolate Lover Mix scratches the sweet tooth itch without dumping a ton of insulin-spiking, mood-crashing sugar into your system.
What are your favorite superfoods, and how do you eat them? Tell us on Facebook or Instagram and tag us in the post! @AvocadoMattress and @YourSuperfoods