We all have those days where it feels like we’re in for aggro round every corner. But believe it or not, damage limitation might be much easier than you think… 👀
IT'S ALL TO DO WITH MOOD
Apparently, you can actually catch a good mood or a bad mood from other people as easily as a cold (so best avoid the vibe killers, eh?) But of course, that’s not the only thing in play.
It probably comes as no surprise to hear that the food we choose can have a positive or negative impact on our mood as well as our physical health. This is all down to the nutrients that help create the chemicals and compounds to keep our bodies ticking over. There’s loads of nutrients that are beneficial to our happiness, but today we’re going to focus on an old MOJU fave, vitamin C. It may be famed for its iconic cough-and-cold slaying powers, but there's actually a lot more vitamin C does for our bodies and brains to be grateful for, including:
- Normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth
- Increases iron absorption
- Reduction in tiredness and fatigue
- And ofc, mood lifting…
Tell us more about the mood lifting bit
Vitamin C gets to work inside your brain by helping with the production and release of neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters are involved in the creation of serotonin which is known more commonly as the ‘happy hormone’, which as you can imagine, is a welcome addition to any mood. But in addition to this, vitamin C also boasts a whole bunch of antioxidant properties which protect the brain (also a good thing, FYI.)
Given January is generally considered to be the most miserable of all the months, there’s no better time to stay on top of those C levels to support against illness and keep those happy hormones firing. But for extra fuzzy feels? Make sure you tick this lot off too:
- A good night sleep
- Regular exercise
- Time in nature
- Gratitude journaling
- Laughing (feel free to start here)
We’ve all had those moments where it feels like life’s out to get us – but remember that happiness stems from the choices we make, both small and big.
You really do have the power, so let’s C what you got.