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Taking care of your wellbeing this Coronavirus Pandemic with food

Many people are worried about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is affecting our lives. The whole uncertainty is enough to rob you of your peace of mind if you let it. This pandemic can wreck havoc on our mental and physical health, which is why we must ensure to take extra care of our wellbeing this Coronavirus Pandemic. Here are quick ways you can start taking care of your wellbeing this Coronavirus Pandemic with food –

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Avoid stressful situations

Stress is the last thing your body needs right now, so avoid anything that will increase your stress levels. Getting enough sleep is one way of getting rid of stress. To ensure you get a good night sleep, you can try a cup of chamomile tea before bed. That will help you sleep like a baby.

Eat your dark chocolate

I am sure many are surprised to see this on the list, but eating dark chocolate is one way to get rid of stress. Dark chocolate has plenty of magnesium in it, so it is not only yummy but healthy. It is also in very high in iron, copper, manganese, and is filled with prebiotic fiber that feeds your healthy gut bacteria. Just another reason to stock up on dark chocolates this period.

Natural foods are good for you

The best type of foods are the natural unprocessed ones. So eat as many natural foods you can this period to keep your body and mind healthy.

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Stay away from toxins

Staying away from all toxins would be great for your physical health as well as your wellbeing. So say no to drugs, alcohol, additives, coffee, excess sugars and the likes. This will help you stay in healthy and keep your body and mind strong.

This is not the time for extreme dieting or detoxing. Just make sure you eat a varied diet and then you won’t feel so guilty when you reward yourself with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. Everything in moderation is the way to go.

 

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Best Foods for Nails and Hair

I have started paying extra attention to my nails and hair, and they are both looking great! It just proves that what you focus on will definitely thrive.  My hair was in a terrible shape some years ago. Chemicals damaged my hair badly, and it was weak and dull. I decided to grow my hair natural and I am thankful I made that decision. It took a few years to get my hair looking good again. I tried various products and tricks to bring my hair back to life and I finally found a hair routine that works great for my hair. My hair is now growing like weed and I now able to wear my natural hair in different ways. My nails were also very weak and brittle, but that is no longer the case. Having a good diet does help the nails and help grow healthy and strong. Here are some of the best foods for nails and hair.

Best Foods for Nails

Our nails need calcium and silicon. These can be found in diary products but also in eggs, oats, sardines, sesame seeds and nuts. Ginger, gingko biloba and garlic also help in circulation, which in turn helps the nails stay healthy and look beautiful. The white flecks on the nails are caused by zinc deficiency. You can top up your zinc with oysters. A zinc multivitamin will also help your nails and overall health. Drinking water helps keep the nails from drying out, so keep drinking the recommended amount of water everyday.

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Best Foods for Hair

Our hair is one of the first parts of our body to show a nutrient deficiency. If you want your hair looking healthy and shiny, you have to ensure your diet is balanced. For hair growth, Iron is what you need the most. You can get this from dark green vegetables, red meat, dried fruit and the likes. Omega 3 essential fatty acids foods like flax seeds, almonds and oily fish are also great for helping the hair grow strong and healthy. Water is also very important when it comes to healthy hair. Drinking the recommended amount of water everyday will help the hair stay glossy and grow like weed.

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What do you think of these Best Foods for Nails and Hair? Did any on the list surprise you? Please sound off in the comments section below, let’s chat. Thanks for stopping by.

Taking care of your mental health during a pandemic

Our mental health can be very fragile on a regular day, so I can it imagine it being a lot more fragile during these uncertain times. There are so many things to worry about, it is almost impossible to vibrate high in the midst of the chaos and confusion going on. Taking care of your mental health during a pandemic can be tricky but it is doable.

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Taking care of your mental health during a pandemic

Here are some ways you could go about making sure your mental health isn’t suffering.

Have some time to yourself

I think it is super important to have time for just yourself. That’s why I make sure I wake up at least a hour before everyone else gets up. That way I can have some quiet time just for myself. I get some more me-time later in the day. I am one of those people that thrive on alone time, so it is imperative I get everyday to feel ok. If you are like me, then you should stay on top of this and make sure you get time for just yourself even if it is just for an hour. That hour could save your mental health.

Eat and drink healthy

With this pandemic, it is important to have a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet. Eating and drinking healthy could save you from a whole lot of health problems, so make sure you are doing this right.

Get plenty rest

Getting good night sleep and plenty of rest during the day is very important. The last thing your body and mind needs now is stress. I know it is hard to not be stressed with all what is currently happening, but it is best to stay away from stress as much as possible and get plenty of rest to keep your energy levels up.

Have a routine

Having a routine does help especially if you have young kids. I find it easier to do all I do when I have a clear routine. It is flexible but I know what I need to do every few hours and that keeps all of us focused.

Meditate

Meditation may not be for everyone but it has really kept me going. I mediate numerous times a day. My meditation sessions relax me and keep me vibrating high, which helps me stay on top of my mental health.

 

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Exercise

I am very active and the kiddies are active as well, so we are always on the move. We still go for short daily walks and that helps. The fresh air and exercise does wonders. We also watch fitness videos on Youtube and they get us moving at home as well.

Social media and News

You don’t need to listen to News over and over again, especially if they get you anxious and fearful. I don’t listen to the news. I read up the bits I need online and I watch short clips when necessary. I have never been a fan of the Press (which is funny since I have a blog), but I know I have to stay updated with what is going on in the world, so I watch and read what I need.

Talk about it

Tell someone how you feel about the pandemic going on. Talking is therapy and I can guarantee you will start to feel better once you tell someone how you really feel. Talking makes the pandemic not so scary.

Every storm runs out of rain, so I know this too shall pass. Remember to wash your hands, obey the social distancing advice and stay safe. Have a great weekend.

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