Eating healthy leaves us feeling good for so many reasons. Our energy levels thrive, we don’t experience bloating, and we even feel in a better mood when we eat foods that are genuinely good for us. Inside and out, we all benefit from eating healthy. Why eat lab-grown meat when NoBull Burger’s all-natural, versatile, and super nutritious options are available?! Whether you enjoy a classic NoBull Burger on a bun or choose to use our products to replace meat in your favorite family dinner, we are here to make mealtime tastier and easier!
Research has shown that being vegan is the “single biggest way” to reduce our environmental impact as individuals. The meat industry continues to act unethically by treating their workers and their animals badly all in order to maximize profit. NoBull has made it our mission to provide our consumers with high-quality ingredients for fair prices so that everyone can have access to some great vegan staple foods AND we actually practice what we preach when it comes to acting ethically. By cutting out meat and dairy, we can reduce our individual carbon footprint by 73 percent! (independent.co.uk) There is a common misconception that being vegan is expensive and extremely difficult, but educating yourself on the diet a little each day can help you adapt quickly and efficiently to the lifestyle.
Aside from being great for the environment and for your body, eating healthy can literally boost your mood and support your mental health. By eating certain foods, we can help stimulate certain neurotransmitters in our bodies, instantly improving our mood. Dopamine, Serotonin, Oxytocin, and Endorphins are the four main neurotransmitters that help us find pleasure, increase concentration, promote calmness, relieve anxiety, feel relaxed, and even find social connections and love (kaiserpermanente.org). These neurotransmitters are automatically triggered when we eat foods that are good for us.
Although when we feel emotions of anxiousness, stress, fatigue, etc., and want to lean on “comfort foods” to drag us out of these slumps, we should actually look towards whole and healthy foods that are going to improve our mood and sustain it for a longer period of time. Drinking plenty of water, eating high servings each day of fruits and vegetables, avoiding foods that are high in sugar and refined carbohydrates, and eating healthy fats and lots of protein are some of the main things to consider if we want our mental and physical health to thrive.
Being vegan is similar to anything you invest in; the more time, money, and effort you put in, the better the results are that come out. And over time, those results come more effortlessly as you find things that work for your budget and lifestyle as well as your overarching goals. Be patient with yourself and be reminded that being vegan is a journey, not a fad diet that will be forgotten about at the end of the month.
Don’t know where to start? Try one of our many burgers to replace meat in any of your home-cooked meals. However you decide to enjoy, let us know on our Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter! Inspiration is always available on our socials. Find out for yourself about the effects of good food on your mood!