I’m not going to take much of your time. You are a parent, which by definition means you try to fit 30 hours of stuff into a 24 hour day
While we probably have not met, let me guess, do you…
- Feel tired
- Have trouble sleeping
- Feel Stressed
- Wish you had more energy
Well, I have some good news and bad new for you…
The Bad News First…
Regardless of what those late night infomercials tell you, there is no magic pill you can take to instantly have more energy, sleep better and generally feel 10 years…and a couple of kids…younger.
But Wait, I Have Some Good News…
No magic bullet to feeling better, but there are definitely nutrient rich foods that you can work into your diet and over time feel much better! Sure you may not get super powers, but just having the energy to make it through each day…and enjoy it…can make you feel like a Super Parent!
Of course wearing a cape around all day will also help with the Super Parent thing.
Baobab Fruit – The Fruit No One Has Ever Heard Of
The Baobab Fruit grows on…wait for it…the Baobab tree. Mostly found in Africa, the Baobab fruit is one of the most nutrient dense fruits in the world. This Baobab Fruit article will detail all the benefits of the Baobab fruit, but long story short, work this fruit into your diet and watch your energy go up and your stress go down.
Wait, don’t run down to your local market to get some fresh Baobab fruit, unless you live in Africa, you probably will not find it. No worries, you can go with a 100% Organic Baobab Fruit powder like this one and get all the benefits of the Baobab Fruit.
Go Nutty…To Stop Going Nuts
Let’s be honest, trying to reason with a 3 year old can drive you nuts. How can you help deal with that stress? Eat nuts!
Cashews are a great source of Zinc. Studies have shown that people who are deficient in zinc have a very hard time dealing with stress and anxiety. Increase your natural source of Zinc and decrease your stress.
Mix in some Almonds to your diet and increase your protein, carbs and healthy fat levels. These nutrients all give you consistent energy…and what parent doesn’t need that.
Okay, while not a nut – let me throw in a plug for seeds…particularly Pumpkin Seeds. These seeds are not just rich in protein, but they are an excellent source of magnesium. Magnesium plays a crucial role in over 300 different functions in the body, including our ability to fight off stress, anxiety and depression. This article has lots of great info on Magnesium.
Avocado Is Your New BFF
All bow down to the mighty Avocado! I know, most of us know Avocados as that thing that makes our guacamole, but you really want to work it into your daily diet.
Rich in healthy fats, fiber and B vitamins – the Avocado can help provide consistent energy and keep your whole body in balance. I could go on and on about Avocados, but probably easier to just read this person go on and on about avocados.
Now Go Make That Avocado, Baobab and Cashew Smoothie
There you go, 3 foods to help you deal with the stress and energy suck that we politely call parenting
Now if you will excuse me, I need to go get fitted for my cape…