Don’t let the winter blues creep in. You can boost your mood by chasing the sun and planning some time away and also eating well.
It’s always important to eat seasonally at this time of year, seasonal leafy green vegetables such as broccoli, pak choi and spinach are packed full of B vitamins which are known to be great mood boosters. In Autumn we also like to introduce some foods to keep energy levels up helping you to stay happy. The omega 3 fatty acids found in oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel and sardines help to keep the brain healthy and improve moods. That’s the best excuse we’ve heard to make a gorgeous smoked salmon soufflé omelette. Try Jennifer Irvine’s recipe from our latest book The Balance Diet.
But what is the best way to beat those blues? Topping up on vitamin D through the natural rays of the sun is also perfect. The Seychelles and the Maldives are paradise at this time of year, and it’s a perfect time to visit Madagascar where you can laze on white sand beaches and discover the island’s unique flora and fauna. So we’re sold…..why not chase the summer?