Many of us have been stress-eating our way through the challenges of the past year – understandably! To quash snack attacks, consider adding lecithin to your daily diet. In one German study, adults who supplemented with this fatty acid produced 80% less of the stress hormone cortisol during trying times. And that’s good news because cortisol has been shown to drive up cravings for sugary and salty foods. To get the benefits, add 2 Tbs. of lecithin granules to smoothies, salad dressings or tea daily.
One of the easiest ways to foster joy and good health: tailoring your clothes to your unique needs. When deciding what to wear, consider the radiant energy of the colors in your closet. Each one has an effect on your body, and color therapy has been used for centuries in the treatment of disease and injury. Anxious? Pick a blue top, which promotes tranquility and calmness. Sad? Add a pop of yellow. The sunny color has been shown to boost cheer. Grieving? Choose pink, which can help heal sadness and loss.