Start your morning with a bowl of
porridge or some overnight oats.
Oats are more of a mood stabiliser than a booster. With
a low GI level they are a great source of slow release energy, this will stop
you getting blood sugar spikes and in turn keep you from getting tired and
Bananas do it all. An easy snack to carry on the go,
they contain the amino acid tryptophan and also vitamins A, B6 and C,
fibre, potassium, phosphorous, iron and carbohydrate! The carbs aid the absorption
of this amino acid, the amino acid then helps produce serotonin. For a
double whammy of goodness, try topping your oats with banana.
Chicken has some of the same magic as
bananas - it also contains tryptophan and boosts the production of
serotonin. Alongside this it encourages the production of melatonin, which
helps regulate sleep. We all need a healthy night's sleep.
Get some nuts
Brazil nuts are
full of the mineral selenium. People have been getting less and less of it
in their diet over the years but just three of these nuts a day brings you up
to your RDA.
Low levels have been linked to
depression, anxiety, irritability and tiredness. We feel like the Snickers
advertising campaign makes even more sense now.
Make like Pop-Eye
is full of key B vitamins that are known to balance your mood and boost serotonin
levels. Lower levels of these important nutrients have been linked to
By Annabel Zierold:
is our body’s source of fuel, providing energy in calories and essential
nutrients for us to function efficiently. Protein is one of the primary
macronutrients that our body requires in large amounts, providing 4kcal/gram.
It is needed for the growth, repair and maintenance of all body cells not just
muscle cells. Protein plays a role in supporting muscle mass which in turn
supports metabolism. It keeps you fuller for longer and also supports your
recommendation is 45g for men and 55g for women. Around 1/6 of our diet should
be made up of protein. Meat, fish, beans, eggs and nuts are all excellent
sources. At Sky, we aim to incorporate these great sources into the food
offering. Like our protein pots! We sell a range of 4oz and 8oz pots which can
be added to a salad, had with a soup or for an afternoon snack. A balanced diet
should include lots of variety which is why all of these pots contain different
sources of protein, from eggs and salmon, to edamame beans and hummus.
Well can assist you this week if you’re looking for a post-work out snack or
something to keep you feeling full, look out for these foods
Have a happy, healthy week