Include these 3 healthy comfort foods in your diet to beat the lockdown blues | Photo Credits: Pixabay
New Delhi: The coronavirus outbreak has affected all spheres of our lives. Our routines, perceptions, and actions seem to have changed, and staying indoors and social distancing has become the new normal. While some of us are doing okay in the lockdown, a lot of us are getting anxious and can see our mental health suffering.
Food plays a major role in how we feel, apart from being the main source of nutrition, and playing an extremely important role in our physical health. Comfort foods, perhaps, are needed and are being consumed more than ever, but it is also important to ensure that they are healthy, and do not lead to long-term health issues. Here are 3 healthy comfort foods that will help you beat the lockdown blues and feel better.
- Dark chocolate – Chocolate is probably the first thing that comes to mind when we think of something comforting to eat. However, milk chocolate, with added sugar, is not the way to go. Dark chocolate is known to help with physical pain, and also contains antioxidants which can help you boost your immunity. The next time you feel the lockdown blues getting to you, grab a piece and relish it.
- Grilled chicken salad – Comfort foods are usually supposed to be heavy and tasty meals, however, a little twist to them can make them healthy as well. You can make a grilled chicken salad, which will be loaded with fibre and nutrients and will also be a treat your tastebuds.
- Vegetable soup – Nothing says comfort like a big bowl of warm soup and some breadsticks to go with it. You can make any vegetable soup you want – tomatoes being one of the most common ones used to make a tasty soup. Minimum seasoning and crunchy breadsticks to go with it can make for a great, relaxing dinner.
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