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Winter Blahs, Winter Comfort Food

Welcome to wet shoes, grey skies, and cold noses. It’s winter here in Canada and our winters can be tough. If you’re feeling like your mood drops with the temperature, you’re not the only one.

While Jack Frost brings some people cheerful thoughts of hot cocoa and winter sports, he tends to sprinkle the winter blues on some of us this time of year.

Here are some ways you can improve or maintain your mood this winter:

  1. Let the light in

Get outside during the day if you can, keep your curtains open, and when indoors, spend as much time as you can near the windows. Even if it’s cloudy, getting some daylight can help boost your mood.

  1. Get physical

Even though hitting the gym might be the last thing you feel like doing, physical activity is always a great tool to help you manage your mental health. Start small and try a lunchtime walk around the block.


That's were I come

Can what you eat really improve your mental wellness? Indeed, certain foods and nutrients have the potential to improve your mental health—and even serve as a complement to therapy for depression and anxiety if those are conditions you experience. Here are 5 foods to focus on for mental wellness.

Now for my part, a few healthy COMFORT FOOD recipes.

Deviled eggs
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Bombay Pork Loin Chops
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Bread Pudding
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You make food healthy by cooking with LOVE, the secret ingredient. It also doesn't hurt if you sneak a few healthier ingredients into your recipes as well. If it's the winter blues your trying to beat, remember that B,C and especially D are very important to your moods. Omega 3/6/9 also play a crucial role in brain health. Try to work foods dense in these nutrients into your cooking. Anyway, cheers and have a great weekend!

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