Sip Your Stresses Away and Restore Your State Of Calm With this Delicious Lavender Latte
Lavender - More than just a flower!
- Counteracts the negative effects of coffee
- Creates the same alertness and focus as caffeine but without all the exhausting jittery anxiousness
- Can serve as an excellent substitute if you have sensitivities to the effects of coffee or espresso
- Offers a calming and relaxing effect
- Helps promote sleep
- Caffeine, gluten, dairy, sugar free
- Free from artificial flavours, colours and preservatives
- Coconut milk powder
- Green leaf stevia
As well as relaxing with this beautiful botanical blended Lavender Latte, here are:
7 OTHER ACTIVITIES YOU CAN USE TO RELEASE ENDORPHINS AND BOOST MOOD
Endorphins — chemicals developed right inside our brain that play a vital role in not only boosting positive emotions, but combating bad ones and boosting mood.
The most beautiful part is that you have the power to activate them at will. Believe it or not, eating chocolate and smelling a bouquet of lavender have been found to improve both physical health and mental well-being.
Here’s how doing these simple motions and more can lift your mood and improve your wellness.
We have all heard this before - but - it's true!
1. Just Stop and Smell the Roses!
Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of smells emitted by essential plant oils. Wellness and medical professionals around the world have used it to promote a sense of calm for decades.
Not all scents have health-boosting benefits however,
- Jasmine and
to name a few, have proven to help nerve cells release endorphins, which help to reduce anxiety, improve sleep, and increase quality of life.
A warming scent that has been used as a home remedy for headaches and nausea as far back as the 17th century. Today, it’s used to alleviate stress.
Studies have proven that breathing in vanilla-scented air reduced anxiety by as much as 63%.
Often used during meditation and has a particularly cooling and harmonising effect. It lifts the spirit and reduces insomnia.
A popular choice for massages because it helps relieve muscle tension and restores energy.
Has been proven to have a relaxing effect, reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.
The Vanilla, Rose and Lavender Lattes from Jomeis Fine Foods were developed with this in mind.
They are the perfect self-care healthy indulgence to sooth, restore, relax and harmonise the mind, body & spirit.
2. Make time for Mother Nature
There is growing research that being near trees does wonders for your mental health.
Exposure to calming nature sounds, even silence, has shown to lower blood pressure and levels of cortisol, a stress hormone linked to negative thoughts and emotions.
Studies show that as little as 20 minutes spent at a park can improve your outlook on life.
If nature is not easily accessible from your urban apartment, perhaps look into decorating your home with more greenery.
Bring Mother Nature to you and enjoy her benefits!
2. Add chocolate to your shopping list
Cacao contains stimulating ingredients including phenethylamine (which boosts endorphins) and theobromine (which suppresses pain).
No wonder so many people crave chocolate!
When consumed, chocolate/cacao has been shown to activate more of the brain than a passionate kiss!
Dark chocolate, in particular, helps protect against strokes and heart attacks thanks to an abundance of flavanols — powerful antioxidants that reduce inflammation and blood pressure.
In fact, some studies have shown that eating chocolate/cacao in moderation can lower cardiovascular disease by as much as 39 percent.
Our incredibly popular Cacao latte and Spiced Cacao latte are made from the highest quality, unadulterated cacao and are perfect to enjoy as a guilt free chocolate fix!
3. Use those heart muscles
Have you ever heard of the “Runner’s High,” the state of euphoria runners often feel after a lengthy workout?
Well, it is not a myth and not only is exercise in all forms great for the health of your heart and body, it’s also great for your mind.
Aerobic exercises in particular, ones that focus on cardio, like running, biking, dancing, swimming & boxing can be as effective as antidepressants.
Not only do these activities release mood-boosting endorphins and burn calories, but over time, they can also change the brain structure that controls mood and cognition and in turn, improves memory retention, energy levels, and a person’s overall outlook on themselves.
Vinyasa aside, most types of yoga do not fall under aerobic exercise, but the practice’s health and wellness benefits go just as far toward improving your state of mind.
Yoga focuses on breathing, mindfulness/meditation, stretching, and holding postures for short periods of time.
This forcibly teaches you to slow down, easing anxiety and promoting mental relaxation in the process.
By holding certain poses, you also build muscle strength, which, apart from promoting weight loss, increases mindful control over the body, helping you feel more in control of your own life.
5. Pucker up baby.
One of life’s greatest, incomparable pleasures is the simple act of touch - be it a hug, holding hands, sensual touch or sex.
Touching and being touched by another person does wonders for your health by actively decreasing blood pressure and stress hormones while increasing overall happiness and fulfilment.
In a committed relationship? This may be an opportune moment to prioritise intimacy. Kissing stimulates a ton of pleasure-positive brain chemicals, including dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, the love hormone.
Together, these boost your self-esteem, soothe your soul, and help you destress.
Of course, as humans, we are also programmed to enjoy a little action between the sheets.
Not only is sex a fun, natural mood-booster, it can also help battle insomnia. When you orgasm, your body releases a hormone called prolactin, a relaxer linked to improved sleep!
6. Get your laugh on
A good belly laugh works the muscles, exercises the diaphragm, shoulders, abdomen, and heart, inducing health benefits like lowering blood pressure, aiding muscle relaxation, and reducing stress hormones like cortisol and dopamine.
Even the act of laughter, the most physical release of joy, has a domino effect on well-being. When you giggle, your body releases endorphins, the most natural painkiller, while increasing your body’s number of antibody-producing cells, boosting the immune system.
Not to mention laughing brings your focus away from negative emotions in a healthy, natural way.
Finding humour in the everyday can mean all the difference, but you can also take a more active approach to bringing laughter into your life, like turning on a comedy special or movie or hosting a virtual game night with friends or family.
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