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:
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.