Do you constantly worry, have anxious, racing thoughts, have a poor time concentrating, or suffer from nervous habits (biting the nails, pacing), moodiness, irritability (short temper), depression, loss of sex drive or frequent colds? You may suffer from symptoms of a high-stress, high-anxiety lifestyle which can wreak havoc on your health. Stress, aside from diet, is one of the most important factors in determining the quality of your life and how long you will live.
Walnuts taste great, sure, but did you know they're also a great source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which have been shown to give you a mood boost. Another way in which walnuts may help to reduce stress, besides their omega-3 fatty acid content, is the presence of tryptophan, an amino acid which helps the body to produce the “feel-good” hormone, serotonin.
The high potassium levels in bananas is also another reason you may want to drink this smoothie if you are stressing out - potassium is a vital mineral which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates the body's water balance.
1 banana (large)
11/2 cups milk
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp toasted wheat germ