Eating Naturally - - What To Eat -

WHAT IT DOES: Brings a sense of joy, so­cial en­gage­ment, healthy self-es­teem, and good diges­tion

SIGNS OF DE­FI­CIENCY: In­som­nia, wak­ing fre­quently dur­ing the night, IBS, PMS, aches and pains, anx­i­ety, sad­ness, and de­pres­sion

DE­FI­CIENCY CAN TRIG­GER: Crav­ings for carbs, sugar, and salt, as well as in­creased ap­petite in the late evening, es­pe­cially for carbs

FOODS THAT BOOST LEV­ELS: Foods high in tryp­to­phan such as poul­try, lamb, sar­dines, cashews, and sweet pota­toes

Karen Wang Diggs, CNC, is a cer­ti­fied nu­tri­tion­ist, chef, and the author of Happy Foods: Over 100 Mood-Boost­ing Recipes. She grad­u­ated from Cal­i­for­nia Culi­nary Academy and, in 2004, re­al­ized cook­ing should be com­bined with nutri­tion. She ob­tained her nutri­tion con­sul­tant cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from Bau­man Col­lage and now lives by the motto, “eat right, be well.”

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