We like to think of Soulful as Good Mood Food, but what does that really mean?
We asked our nutritionist, Alicia, to explain the science behind our thinking and explain how eating Soulful could help not only your physical wellbeing, but your mental wellbeing too.
Today, we’re talking pulses and lentils.
Not only are pulses and lentils a rich source of prebiotics and dietary fibre which keep your gut microbes nice & happy, they’re also excellent at regulating blood glucose levels
(AKA blood sugar levels).
Consuming pulses and lentils in a meal helps to slow digestion and the release of sugars into the bloodstream, creating slow release energy and preventing a blood sugar spike and crash.
Having unstable blood sugar levels throughout the day is stressful to our bodies and causes the release of cortisol (our chief stress hormone), this prepares the body for fight or flight and stimulates the sympathetic nervous system.
Want to up the amount of pulses and lentils in your diet?
We’ve got you sorted!
We pack our OnePots with lots of lentils and pulses as well as vegetables, whole-grains.
So, not only are they a super tasty way to grab a quick lunch, they can also help your body and mind to cope with the stresses of life.
How’s that for Good Mood Food?