Sponsored – 4 Keto Recipes You Need to Try for Stress Relief
2019 seems like a distant memory for many. And since 2020, it looks like we’ve all been stuck in this never-ending fever dream.
Pandemic this, pandemic that….lockdown on, lockdown off.
No doubt, this coronavirus is not racist and doesn’t recognize borders, for it has taken a toll on people worldwide.
You’d think that taking a break from the rat race would make people less stressed. However, having nothing to do every day has been equally harmful to mental health.
Imagine one day, at a snap of your fingers, you don’t have a purpose because you’re suddenly out of work and stuck in survival mode. That will definitely affect your psyche!
Fortunately, you have something that mother nature gives birth to, and that’s food!
But not just ANY food. In times of great distress, you’ll need to pack on fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamin E, Vitamin D to boost your immune system.
Vitamin E is a known antioxidant that’s important for the proper functioning of your defense mechanism. At the same time, Vitamin D or “the Sunshine Vitamin” is required to strengthen your bones and the efficient absorption of Calcium.
Brittle bones and a weak immune system are sure signs of impending disaster.
So here are four keto recipes that will increase your protection and help you fight off incoming imposters!
1. Salmon and Avocado Boats
Avocadoes and Salmon are lauded for their Omega 3 content. Omega 3, a type of fat, is essential to keep your arteries in check by removing plaque build-up. This, in turn, will regulate your blood pressure and prevent any spikes from occurring.
Besides Omega 3, both salmon and avocadoes contain considerable levels of Vitamin E!
Slice one avocado and take out the seed. Then cut your salmon into small pieces, squeeze some lemon, drizzle olive oil. You can also add spices like oregano or basil and mix it all up.
Finally, carve your avocado to make a deeper pit and scoop up your salmon mix with a spoon and place it in the avocado.
2. Hard-Boiled Eggs
Wakey wakey, eggs and bakey!
Eggs are a rich source of Vitamin D and minerals such as biotin, copper, and zinc. Though they are already part of the standard American diet, commonly consumed with bacon, the main focus should be for you to consume them healthily.
How can you do that when bacon is so darn delicious? Well, for your heart’s sake, you better pony up and eat less bacon!
The question remains: what can you pair your eggs with?
You can buy a wholewheat ciabatta bread and toast it, boil 2 eggs, cut a few tomatoes and cucumbers, then spice up your eggs with red and brown pepper!
Finish your plate with a glass of orange juice for an additional boost of Vitamin C, another protective agent for your immunity!
3. Oats with Blueberry Muffin and Nuts
Forget about those generic cereals that are labeled “healthy.” They have an additional sugar content that most often goes unnoticed by consumers.
Instead, go for packets of cereals that have fewer health buzz words and are plainly packaged. This is especially true for oat packages.
Oats contain complex carbohydrates, unlike glucose, that provide you with fiber that helps ease your digestion and regulates your bowel movements.
Additionally, blueberry gives you high levels of antioxidants, and nuts give you Vitamin E.
Head down to the kitchen and combine these ingredients to pump up your morning energy!
4. Icy Banana Yogurt with Dark Chocolate
A refreshing dessert for the summer is all you need to keep your stress levels low.
Remain mellow with making an icy popsicle with banana, yogurt, and dark chocolate!
P.S. if you’re a cannabis aficionado, and want a more intense effect, you can use dark chocolate infused with CBN and THC.
While you can make it at home if you’re a regular cannabis consumer, buying pre-packaged vegan edibles from trusted and reliable websites is another option.