There is an increasing amount of research demonstrating the link between what we eat and our mood. Leading many nutritionists to believe that we can, quite literally, eat ourselves happy.
‘Eating happy’ means using nutrition to support the healthy functioning of our brains, as well as our bodies, and adjusting what we eat to help boost moods – setting ourselves up for success in our day-to-day lives.
Potential mood boosting foods include a variety of herbs and spices, like black pepper and chilli due to their being high antioxidants.
So, here’s an easy wintery recipe to help boost those antioxidants, and potentially your mood too, through a blend of spices and beans carefully chosen to support your body.
It’s a perfect make-ahead dish too, to feed you through a busy work week!
This mood-boosting recipe was created by Sam Hamrebtan, Luminate’s resident nutritionist and owner of The Loess Life.
Sam has an advanced level 6 diploma in Nutritional Therapy from The College of Naturopathic Medicine and is an expert in down-to-earth nutritional advice. She delivers webinars and workshops on Eating for Mood and Resilience, Nutrition 101, Energy Boosting Nutrition and Nutrition for Thinking and Focus. Sam’s sessions explore our relationship with food, the part it plays in our wellbeing, and offer some simple, delicious guidance on how to achieve a well-balanced diet.
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