Using Bare Blends To Boost Your Mood

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Studies have frequently proven the link between the foods we eat and our mental state.

What you choose to eat or drink can encourage bad moods and depression. Similarly, there are foods that encourage happiness. It’s also known that your mood can affect your overall wellness and health. See our blog post - The Link Between Food And Your Mood for more on this.


If you’re after an easy energy boost or a more positive outlook, then one of these three superfoods could be the answer.


MATCHA

BOOSTS ENERGY / PROMOTES RELAXATION


If you’re yet to understand how a drink can boost energy and promote relaxation at the same time, then go ahead and get yourself a matcha latte and you’ll soon understand.


Matcha has been proven to enhance cognitive function and reduce stress. Regular consumption of matcha improves the brain’s ability to transmit information along its neural pathways. It therefore helps to improve spatial learning and your ability to think creatively.


Matcha also contains l-theanine, which is an amino acid which has a relaxing effect. L-theanine works synergistically with the caffeine in matcha to boost cognitive function with the caffeine spikes. Unlike coffee, there are no caffeine crashes or risk of overstimulation.


L-theanine also increases levels of serotonin, dopamine, the bliss chemicals, as well as GABA which is critical for relaxation.


When to take?


Trying a matcha latte as your morning coffee replacement, or as a relaxing afternoon tea. It also works perfectly in many raw treat recipes, such as these Matcha & Pistachio Bliss Balls.





Get your hands on some Organic Japanese Matcha of your own.


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CACAO

ENERGY / MOOD BOOST


Raw cacao is a proven mood-enhancing and energy-boosting superfood. Not just because of the obvious (it’s delicious flavour) but because of a few amino acids and natural bliss chemicals.


One of these is PEA. PEA, or phenylethylamine, is a chemical within the brain that is responsible for causing the same feelings as flood our brains when falling in love. Anandamide and tryptophan are other neurotransmitters that release feel-good endorphins, and yep, they’re found in cacao.


We must also mention theobromine, a compound that helps wake up the senses and increase energy levels and focus. Theobromine will help to boost your energy levels, as well as inducing a relaxing effect on your muscles.


When to take?


Cacao can be had at any time of the day. Try it in your morning smoothie, in an iced cacao during the day, in raw treats, or as a warming hot chocolate at night.





Try our delicious Organic Raw Cacao.


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MACA

ENERGY / MOOD BOOST


Maca is a Peruvian root that is a proven stimulant. Maca produces a natural high, while also being an adaptogen thought to have numerous libido enhancing properties, along with a full spectrum of phytochemicals.


The fatty acids in maca root help to support brain function, which may be responsible for enhancing analytical skills, cognitive function, and rational thinking. These fatty acids can also help to alleviate symptoms associated with stress, anxiety and depression.


Maca can also enhance strength and stamina, as well as improving energy and endurance. It is said to work with the rhythms and needs of your own body.


When to take?


Maca can be used as a natural pre-workout boost, or start by add one serving of Organic Raw Peruvian Maca to your morning smoothie for a energy boost. You will begin to feel the mood boosting and hormonal effects of maca with daily consumption.





Get your hands on some Organic Raw Peruvian Maca.


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At Bare Blends we take a holistic approach to your nutrition and wellness; producing delicious natural & organic superfood blends that nourish and nurture an active body + mind. All products are sugar and gluten free. From Kakadu to the Andean ranges, we've selected the highest quality ancient, raw and organic superfoods and combined them with Native and New Zealand whey proteins. We believe we make the best tasting natural protein powder in Australia.

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