Sometimes you wake up, feel irritable and just want to go back to bed. It is a day that you feel “fluffy” and weird. You feel if you workout 2 hours that the fluffiness will go away or that you will not be irritable anymore. When really it is an affect that your nervous system is responding due to an imbalance within.
The nervous system loves the nutrients C and B. When you have too much sugary stuff like wine, white carbs, sugar treats – your body gives off the vibe of pissed off but YOU don’t know WHY?
Sugars and processed foods deplete B vitamins by 93% and stress depletes it even more – as to why sometimes you just want to stay in bed.
C vitamins helps your immune system which helps the nerves chill – return to homeostasis meaning a balance within the body.
Zinc helps this duo out so your immune system doesn’t go haywire and a rash or cold goes along with the stress you or your environment has or is causing.
How much do I take?
Well depending …
and is why you eat small meals throughout the day – B and C is depleted by the most stressed out every 2 to 3 hours depending on the gender (women deplete more than men per hour) and if you workout hardcore or leisurely.
B is found is everything. B has 15 types – b12 is the most popular but B12 cannot work alone as to why in my professional opinion B12 shots are not wise alone. If you do take one, it is important to consume a healthy meal/ choices so the B family can have a successful reunion and you have a great day.
Sluggishness – coffee … yep, doesn’t work. Funny thing, coffee especially the kind you get at the store is a direutic and depletes B vitamins… So, if you want your coffee – have more B. Some shops say they add B in but remember heat, and light deplete C and B quickly aka stress, heat (temp) and light (store in a cool, dry place) the milk carton use to be yellow mug instead of glass or clear now its yellow, frosted, whatever but not glass which acts as a heat conductor.
Food. food is food – ingredients are ingredients. It is what you do with it and how you pair it that is important to know.
Food rich in B: dark greens, eggs, meat, beans, rice (enriched with niacin), grains…
Foods rich in C: red bell, kiwi, citrus, cabbage
I like to include that increase oxygen levels in my blood like quinoa and amaranth – grains yes and important for B’s and oxygen levels in the blood
C: 1000 mg won’t hurt ya to have per day get that in a sleeve from the EmergenC or Immune people packets. If you workout, like me – hardcore I do a packet before a run or workout and one after to replace C lost
B: Rock it with a B-complex like companies: Shaklee.com The complex is level and you get what you need. Some multi-vitamins are great make sure you take it with meal, breakfast or dinner.
reason for dinner is because when you go to sleep you begin the repair process of the cells, muscles, etc.
Smoothies… go to a goooood smoothie maker like my friend, Danny A., owner of Smoothie Shop and master smoothie maker in Miami Beach.
3 D’s of life:
Have outlets like running, swimming or yoga something where your brain is being productive with your body.
Keep a journal to keep the junk out of your body – brain
Great foods to the body so it can produce success for you throughout the day !
Tracy Knight, owner of Skinny South, chef, runner, nutritionist and loves the science of food and the body. Has a daughter who has a disability but yet she does great in life. Life is life, love is love. Put them together and feel the joy – LoveLife !