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Foods to Help Heal Heartbreak

There isn’t a food that’s going to make you forget all about the lost love. But this isn’t about them. It’s about you and what your body needs Now. This is about moment to moment repair and comfort which, eventually, will turn into long-term healing. Here are some foods to get you through the damage-control stage.

Healthy Comfort Foods

Serotonin, often called the “cuddle hormone” is produced when you feel loved and comforted. Probably something you felt a lot pre-breakup. Well you don’t need a pair of arms to produce this feeling of comfort. Here is a list of foods that aid in the production of serotonin:

Cottage Cheese

Low-fat milk

Tofu

Soy milk

Seafood

Whole grains

Beans

Rice

Hummus

Lentils

Peanuts

Eggs

Sesame seeds

Release Endorphins

Another feel-good hormone that your body might be depleted of right now (especially if you’ve been wallowing in bed and forgetting to eat) is endorphins. Here is a list of foods that encourage the release of endorphins.

Strawberries- full of Vitamin C which aids in the production of serotonin

Chocolate—a special group of chemicals aid in release of endorphins

Pasta—full of protein. Diets low in protein are associated with depressed moods.

Ice-Cream—the calcium is a known tension-tamer

Bananas and Chestnuts —the potassium is crucial for nerve function

Grapes-full of Vitamin C which aids in the production of serotonin

Oranges– full of Vitamin C which aids in the production of serotonin

Nuts—full of proteins and minerals shown to improve mood.

 

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