Helping us beat the January Blues one juice at a time!
Popular eatery, Wagamama, has joined forces with mindfulness expert Michael Townsend Williams to create a serotonin-boosting juice to help Brits beat the January Blues.
The new, limited edition positive juice, is a tasty blend of pineapple, apple, lime, spinach and cucumber – fruit and vegetables that contain natural feel-good properties as well as vitamins and antioxidants to help boost energy levels. Made fresh to order, the nutritious juice is squeezed, pulped and poured using 100% raw ingredients.
The nutritional elements of positive:
• Pineapple – contains a significant amount of serotonin, a chemical messenger that’s believed to act as a mood stabiliser and helps to produce healthy sleeping patterns
• Apple – contains quercetin, an antioxidant that helps to fight stress
• Lime – contains rich amounts of vitamin C that can help fight fatigue and depression
• Spinach – one of the best go-to sources for iron, which helps transport oxygen around the body, leaving you feeling more motivated
• Cucumber – contains vitamin B to maintain energy levels, reducing tiredness and fatigue
A leader in wellness, Michael Townsend Williams, teaches individuals how to reduce stress and lead a more productive lifestyle. Michael demonstrates how to improve focus, mental wellbeing and physical health through yoga classes, workshops and retreats.
The collaboration forms part of Wagamama’s ongoing commitment to positive eating with fresh and healthy food that tastes amazing and make you feel good.
The positive juice (from £3.50) will be available from 4th January until the end of February and will join Wagamama’s much-loved range of juices, including super green, blueberry spice, raw, fruit, orange, carrot, clean green and tropical.
Michael’s top tips for feeling better and brighter in January:
1. Breathe. Breathe slowly from the belly, in and out through the nose, breathing out more than you breathe in. This will trigger your body’s natural relaxation response, which in turn will lower your blood pressure, relax your muscles and calm your mind. Even one minute can make a big difference!
2. Get outside. Even if it’s dark and wet. Dress appropriately, get some fresh air and go for a walk in nature. Even gentle exercise like this lights up your brain and lifts your mood.
3. Eat mindfully. Instead of thinking what you want to do after you’ve eaten, how about actually savouring what you eat. Before you eat, notice the colours, the smells, the presentation. Reflect on all the people who have been involved in bringing this food to your table. Take small bites and explore all the range of flavours and textures. Eat slowly, eat mindfully and really savour your food. You will also digest your food better and get more energy from it too.
4. Laugh! Watch more comedies. Read silly books. Laugh at yourself. Laughing releases endorphins, the body’s feel-good chemicals. Have fun keeping your mind and body healthy.
5. Be Positive. Often your perception of the world around you is clouded by your mindset. We are more likely to remember negative situations, as it’s our brains way of keeping us safe. To counter this negativity bias next time something positive happens, spend at least 15-20 seconds taking it in so that it’s more likely to seep into your memory. For a challenge, how about trying 24 hours without being negative.