Try These Guilt-Free Comfort Foods
If you’re like me, you like to eat. A lot. Whenever. Any time. Any place. Especially when you’re stressed out. Instead of picking up that mouthgasmic jar of Talenti or package of double-stuffed Oreos (yes, that’s still a thing and will forever be one of my not-so-guilt-but-still-sorta-guilty-vices), here are healthy alternatives!
When you’re stressed out, blood sugar levels rise meaning a complex carb like oatmeal will help you in this time of need. Pick this carb over a box of Dunkin’s famous doughnuts.
Let me put this out there: Key Lime Blended Chobani yogurt is so good that I’m convinced it’s drugs. I’m addicted. This is going to sound really strange, but the bacteria in yogurt is lowkey good for you when you’re stressed out. Long story short, the brain tells the gut, “I’m stressed, so now I’m gonna make you feel like shit.” And so the probiotics in the yogurt, along with the protein and calcium, helps out the gut, and in turn makes the brain happy. It’s complicated…like my love life.
I’m an islander, so fish is my thing. Whenever people tell me they hate seafood, I cry on the inside. When we’re stressed our anxiety hormones (like cortisol and adrenaline) act weird as hell. The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon are anti-inflammatory agents, so they counteract the negative effect of stress.
The antioxidants in blueberries fight stress and eating blueberries boosts killer T-cells, aka those white blood cells that help immunity.
Like blueberries, dark chocolate has antioxidants that make the walls of your blood vessels chill, lowering your blood pressure and improving circulation. Buy chocolate that’s at least 70% cocoa. Honestly, who doesn’t like chocolate? I know I do.
My babies. I think you should be fined if you don’t like avocado: it’s a superfruit. Because it makes you really full when you have it, it’ll stop you from excess eating.