Mental and physical well-being is what each of us needs. While the impact of our diet on our physical health is obvious, less is said about how what we eat affects our mood. A well-composed diet that provides all the micro- and macronutrients that our body needs allows not only to maintain the ideal body weight, but also to maintain good humor. Because, as is often said – in a healthy body a healthy spirit. Despite the fact that everyone is different and has individual needs, both in terms of energy demand, diet and physical exertion, there are several universal principles that, implemented in force, will bring a noticeable improvement in well-being.

 

Adequate hydration

 

Taking the right amount of fluids during the day improves well-being. Water deficiency in the body can cause, among other things, headaches, apathy, chronic fatigue and deterioration of concentration. It is necessary to drink about 2 liters of liquids per day, preferably in the form of water, herbal infusions and teas – it is worth avoiding excessive amounts of juices and carbonated drinks. Sugar-free isotonic drinks such as SUPERSONIC Beauty Isotonic and SUPERSONIC Performance Isotonic.

 

Micronutrients for a good mood

 

Zinc and selenium are minerals that participate in the process of secretion of endorphins, so their proper intake is crucial for mood and well-being. The source of selenium can be, among others, Brazil nuts and mushrooms, while zinc can be introduced into the diet by eating, among other things, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or buckwheat. Other ingredients that affect the production of neurotransmitters (which are responsible for transport in the body, among other happiness hormones), are magnesium and manganese. To ensure an adequate supply of magnesium and manganese, it is recommended to eat products such as wholegrain bread, bran, oatmeal, almonds and other nuts.

 

Diet rich in B vitamins

 

They help in the proper functioning of the nervous system, so they can contribute to the improvement of mood. To ensure their adequate supply, it is worth including whole grains, pods, nuts, seeds and seeds in the diet. The source of B vitamins is also a strain of unconventional yeast Yarrowia lipolytica, which is present among others in  SUPERSONIC FoodSUPERSONIC Beauty Isotonic  and  SUPERSONIC Performance Isotonic.

 

Sugar restriction or elimination

 

White sugar (so-called table sugar) is one of those products that is worth significantly reducing, and preferably – completely eliminated from the diet. However, we are aware that this is not always possible, so reducing its consumption will be a step in the right direction. Excess sugar can lead to diseases such as insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and caries. In addition, it regulates the carbohydrate economy in the body, resulting in decreases in concentration, drowsiness and a general feeling of heaviness. In addition, it has a pro-inflammation effect, destroys the intestinal microflora and constitutes the so-called “empty calories”, since it does not provide any beneficial nutrients for health. However, it is not necessary to completely give up sweetness – it is enough to use xylitol, erythritol or other natural sweeteners such as stevia instead of sugar. Thanks to their use, the need for sweets will be satisfied, and their effect will positively affect the health of the body.

 

Antioxidant ingredients

 

Antioxidants (antioxidants) are bioactive food ingredients that neutralize free radicals in the body, compounds that have an excess of harmful effects on the body, causing, among other things, its accelerated aging, or the formation of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and atherosclerosis. Antioxidants prevent these diseases, further affecting the increase in immunity and delay of aging processes. The strongest of these are vitamins A, C and E and other bioactive ingredients such as carotenoids, anthocyanins, flavonoids and curcumin. Antioxidants are found mainly in vegetables and fruits, they are often compounds that give them color (e.g. lycopene in tomatoes), so when composing a diet, it is worth choosing products of different colors. SUPERSONIC Food contains antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene and vitamins A and E. In addition, its formula has been enriched with ingredients such as maca root, vesicular hake and rosehip extract, which are rich sources of antioxidants.

 

Eating breakfast

 

This is one of the dietary recommendations that each of us is aware of, but not everyone adheres to it. Skipping breakfast is explained by haste and lack of appetite in the morning, and it is understandable that not everyone has time to prepare a full-fledged meal before work or the desire to eat something full-fledged. Therefore, breakfast is often completely eliminated or eaten on the run, making it usually an unhealthy, caloric snack. Skipping breakfast results in starvening the body, which during the day will demand the calories due to it, which increases the likelihood that we will eat more than we need. In addition, breakfast helps to accelerate the metabolism slowed down overnight, thanks to which the body wakes up faster and is ready to act. For the busy and those who can’t imagine eating a heavy sandwich or scrambled eggs in the morning, SUPERSONIC Food is the perfect solution – it takes less than a minute to prepare it, and you can also take it with you on your way to work. The form of the cocktail makes it possible to replace breakfast with all those who do not have an appetite in the morning, and would like to take care of their health.

 

Physical activity

 

We don’t expect you to run a marathon right away – we realize that everyone has different opportunities and preferences for sport. However, daily activity is important even at the level of basic activities – it is worth choosing a staircase instead of an elevator, getting off the bus two stops in advance or going out with the dog for a longer walk. This gives you a better chance of taking the 6,000-8,000 steps per day recommended by the WHO (World Health Organization). Any physical activity during the day also accelerates metabolism, adds energy and causes the release of endorphins, or happiness hormones, which is felt as an improvement in mood. According to WHO recommendations, adults should perform moderate physical activity for 150-300 minutes a week or intense physical activity for 75-150 minutes a week. It is worth choosing an activity to your liking, because it should first of all give pleasure and be done with pleasure.

 

Support of digestion and liver

 

When composing meals, it is worth considering how they are prepared, because depending on this, their nutritional value and digestibility will vary. Fried foods are better replaced with baked or stewed foods, butter is replaced with olive oil, and fatty meats for fish or legumes – this will support the liver and relieve the entire digestive system. Digestive enzymes derived from the food consumed are helpful in supporting digestion – for example, pineapple has the enzyme bromelain, kiwi contains actinidine, and papaya papain – which are enzymes that facilitate the digestion of proteins. Also, do not forget about the importance of drinking the right amount of water, and after hearty meals also herbal infusions that stimulate the work of the gastrointestinal tract, which prevents the feeling of heaviness.

 

Probiotics

 

Microorganisms inhabiting our intestines provide amazing support to our body. They have many roles and benefits that the whole family can use, regardless of age. However, it is necessary to know what probiotic preparations to use and when, since other strains are to strengthen immunity, others to reduce gastrointestinal discomfort, and still others to poisoning and diarrhea. However, it is worth exploring this topic!

 

Glycemic index

 

A glycemic index is a parameter that indicates how a food affects blood glucose levels after ingestion. In the case of products with a low glycemic index, glucose is released into the blood gradually and slowly, so that the feeling of fullness is long felt, while products with a high index contribute to the sudden and rapid release of it. Meals in which most ingredients have a low glycemic index allow you to maintain adequate energy levels for many hours, which helps to increase mental focus and concentration. When eating meals with a high index, a sudden surge of energy is felt, which ends just as quickly, which makes it felt tiredness and a decrease in well-being.