Melt Away Winter Blues—Snack Healthy Comfort Foods

∞∞ Stressed by Covid-forced isolation from loved ones and by online social life?

Snack on wild-caught fatty fish like salmon, herring, sardines, anchovy, mackerel (smoked, canned, cooked, broiled); or a bowl of plain (unflavored) goat yogurt topped with organic walnuts or seeds (sunflower, chia, pumpkin).

∞∞ Fight the winter blahs by snacking on (organic, cooked, warm or raw-cold) Brussels sprouts, broccoli florets, asparagus, fresh spinach and other leafy greens—all loaded with depression-fighting Folate.

∞∞ Erase SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) with avocado (loaded with B-Vitamins), pumpkin seeds and Tryiptophan-rich chicken and turkey.

∞∞ Shut off your anxiety alarm with zinc-fortified whole grain cereals, beans, nuts, berries, pomegranates, guavas, cantaloupes, apricots, peaches, kiwifruit, avocados, mushrooms, kale, spinach, broccoli, and garlic.

2 Comments on “Melt Away Winter Blues—Snack Healthy Comfort Foods”

  1. These recipes look great! I’ve been all over websites related to shingles. Some say no chicken which isn’t intuitive to me and I’m pretty good a knowing what I can and can’t tolerate or is exacerbating. You suggest chicken and I was glad to see it. Do you stand by that recommendation? I’m 76 and can usually keep shingles repressed. I’ve had them many many times over the years and usually a five day cycle. This is a bad one. Just learned about getting the vaccine after 6 months clear. Afraid of it as capsicum is part of some treatments like Zovirax and other meds; I’m highly allergic to red chili peppers and capsicum. It would be very comforting to be able to eat chicken. I use a lot of coconut products and that too is recommended to be avoided. Can you shed any light on these questions?

  2. Thanks for your enlightening comments, Nan. Did some extra research since writing this piece and found that the info remains correct. Still, it’s always wise to stay away from things that you’re allergic to.
    We will continue research as new scientific findings continue to pop-up about “using food as your medicine.”

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