💻 📱and teenagers… 🙅 🙍

This is exactly what I’ve been stating lately…Thank you, dear JENNYMARIE4! 💛 💙 💜 💚

Peace from Panic

Yesterday a friend and I went for our weekly walk, and got on the conversation of mental health. It turned to the subject of Millennials and mental health.

I told her about my volunteer work with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). I’m a presenter for their in-school program, Ending the Silence, which raises awareness about mental illness to middle and high school students.

My friend shared how her son (I’ll call him Garrett), a junior in college, suffers from anxiety and depression. He’s received treatment and is doing well. Garrett and his mom had been talking about technology, and how social media is a constant presence and a huge pressure in the lives of young adults.

Garrett was in a class last semester, in which the professor was adamant about having the students put their cell phones away.  They asked him why.

The professor said the best way…

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The alphabet of superfoods: B(anana)… 🍌

Bananas are widely known for their high levels of  potassium. (A  mineral  essential for maintaining proper heart function and regulating normal blood pressure.)

But, in fact, bananas are richer in  manganese and vitamin B6. They also contain  magnesiumcarotene and prebiotics such as fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) which improves immunity and digestion.

As they are a good source of dietary fiber (one large banana has 3.5 g, or 9 to 14% of the recommended dietary fiber intake), they can be added to a bowl of oatmeal or bran cereal for a great high fiber meal. (For more info, see the nutritional value chart below ⏬)


Εxperts’ storage tip
Unripe bananas can not be held in home refrigerators because they suffer from the cold. Ripe bananas can be held for a few days at home. If bananas are too green, they can be put in a brown paper bag with an apple or tomato overnight to speed up the ripening process.

My storage tip: I buy them ripe and put them in the frigde fruit drawer, as they are, without any bag or wrap (in this way, they do not get black and do not over-ripe too quickly).

Bonus: find healthy banana recipes here:

https://hurrythefoodup.com/18-healthy-banana-recipes/

(Once again, thanks https://www.curejoy.com/content/z-superfoods-eat-younger/  for main info… 😊 )

The alphabet of superfoods: A(vocado)… 💪

a-avocadoAvocado contains more potassium, which helps lowers blood pressure. It is also rich in glutathione, which protects the body from toxins, helps neutralize bad fat, and is the most powerful antioxidant, fighting the free-radical damage to cells that accompanies aging.

(I have found this precious info in http://www.curejoy.com/content/z-superfoods-eat-younger/ . I’ m going to keep posting of this from time to time… 😃 )