If you’re anything like me, when you feel overcome with anxiety for whatever reason, you immediately reach for the pint of ice cream in your freezer. While a bowl of mint chip has its place, and can definitely help in certain situations, there are a whole slew of wholesome foods that may be even better. Here’s what to eat instead.
Eating well and improving your diet doesn’t have to be extreme. In fact, transitioning to a healthier diet is often the result of small but strategic changes implemented over time. It may not be as sexy or trendy as going keto or trying out intermittent fasting, but, soon enough, these tiny tweaks will make you feel downright awesome.
Over the last decade or so, we’ve made a lot of progress in debunking common myths and misconceptions about food cravings. What was once considered a lack of willpower, we now understand to be much more complex.
Digestive distress is no small thing. It can interrupt your daily activities, upend meals, keep you awake at night, and generally make life miserable.
If you’re reading this, you already know how important eating well is for good health. As Dr. Mark Hyman puts it, “Food is literally the most powerful medicine you have available to control your health.” That’s always true—but right now, as we’re all trying to protect ourselves and our families from a global pandemic, eating healthy feels even more urgent.
In an effort to work more probiotics into your day, Greek yogurt has become your breakfast staple. Some days you partner it with fruit and a few spoonfuls of granola, others you blend it into your smoothie for a boost of probiotics and protein.
Breakfast is hands down the easiest time of day to eat more probiotics — and it doesn’t matter whether you skew sweet or savory. After writing a cookbook about all the ways to incorporate probiotic foods into your diet, I realized so many probiotic foods are a natural fit first thing in the morning.