Do you crave weekend comfort foods? Macaroni and cheese, bacon cheddar mashed potatoes, chocolate cream fudge cake, meatloaf and quesadillas? Many people eat healthy during the week only to let themselve’s relax and indulge on the weekends. This habit can be bad for your health.
Most comfort food is packed with fat, salt, sugar, and even white flour, which can mess with your digestive tract and overall health.
If you feel sad, stressed and heartbroken don’t go for comfort foods. Instead, reach for these alternatives. Your waistline and digestive track will thank you.
Stay Clear of Cheese
Cheese can make you feel bloating; even cramps and diarrhea can happen after people eat cheese.
Avoid to Much Meat
Eating too much meat can also leave your body in a funk and an overly acidic state. This can cause dizziness, heartburn, and even muscle fatigue as a consequence of overexertion.
Yes to more Beans and Greens
Beans and greens are great for you; they are high in folate, which has often been linked to reducing symptoms of depression. eating beans can help you feel more relaxed, it also relaxes blood vessels.
Yes to Smoothies
Add greens to your smoothie. Green apples are great for your teeth and can help you get more fiber into your diet.
Yes to More Fish
If you don’t eat fish, at least try to add more flax oil into your diet. Seeds are a great alternative. Add hemp seeds or even the chair seeds into your smoothie. You can also sprinkle these on salads or cooked grains such as oatmeal.
More Plant Based Food
Eat more plant-based foods for added comfort. You will feel clean and healthy.
Brush Your Teeth
If you are eating healthy foods but are not taking care of your teeth than you are not really healthy. What you put in your mouth has a big impact on your overall health. Pick foods that are good for you and your digestion. Avoid comfort foods and brush your teeth daily.
For more health advice visit Doctor Randy Morgan, a dentist in Newberg Oregon. Shannon Kaiser is a health writer.