Comfort foods are often foods that trigger happy memories, usually from our childhood. When we eat them, we get a rush of endorphins. A hot bowl of soup is just the ticket if you feel in need of a hug, and is a far more nourishing choice than a slice of cake. Choose the soup made from an old family recipe (or from Jamie Oliver), or create your own comfort soup using leftover vegetables – carrots are good as they have been proven to boost vitamin B levels, which can give your brain a happy boost.
Jun 12, 2012
Comfort food. The food we turn to when we need cheering up. The most popular comfort foods are, you guessed it, chocolate, ice cream and cake – the creamier and more fattening the better. But comfort foods don’t need to be filled with calories. These healthy alternatives will bring you equal amounts of comfort without the guilty aftertaste.
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Don’t eat anything you can’t pronounce!
Basically everything the body does requires water – so staying hydrated would probably be the best and easiest health tip there is.
There is no such thing as a diet, simply a healthy lifestyle. Eat foods that are LHI (Low human interaction). Stay away from foods that are overly processed.
I always make sure I have fresh fruit handy incase I need a sugar pep up. Keeps me away from the spur of the moment chocolate purchases and is fresh and nutritious so it’s therapeutic to eat.
If I'm ever feeling stressed at home, the first thing I do is tidy my living spaces and light a scented candle. Messy bed, messy head.
Try incidental exercise, get off the bus a stop earlier, take the stairs instead of the lift and set a diary reminder to stand up and walk around every hour.