If you’re like 99.9% of all New Year’s resolution-makers right now, you’re thinking about cleaning up your food act. But what does “eating healthy” really mean in 2022? And does it have anything to do with the fact that scientists keep discovering more and more about how much our health relies on our happiness?
It’s true: happiness lowers your disease risk. It keeps your blood pressure down. Happy people sleep better, stress out less, and have more motivation to work out and stay in shape.
And here’s the first bit of good news: a lot of the foods that are known to be “good for you,” like fatty fish, dark chocolate, oats and berries contain compounds that are proven mood boosters.
So how do we take the other elements of a good-for-you diet, namely fruits vegetables, lean proteins, “good fats”, superfoods, and non-alcoholic spirits (they’re more fun than you might think), and abracadabra them into ridiculously delicious things even the most jaded junk foodies can’t resist smiling about?
Call it a labor of good food love. With so many food producers and makers bringing us clean, beautiful things for you to eat, we’re endlessly inspired. And we’re kind of obsessed with our new recipes. Here are a few of the healthy ideas that are making us so happy at the moment. Try one and let us know what you think!