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17 March, 2019

Organic Comfort Food You Never Knew Possible

We all try to stay as healthy as possible, and since we are what we eat, food plays a major role in our ongoing journey towards health and well-being. Unfortunately, cravings do happen, and there are days when we feel under the weather and need some hearty comfort food.

So how do we satisfy our cravings without compromising on our health?
Let's try these organic food that doubles as comfort treats...

Dark Chocolate
We all love chocolate! Chocolate in its natural form is way more beneficial than processed chocolate with added refined sugar and preservatives. 

Organic dark chocolate is extremely nutritious -- rich with fiber, minerals, antioxidants, and it helps in improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure. Let’s not forget the fact that chocolate is awesome at lifting the general mood, it is really a “happy food”.

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Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are another mood-booster, thanks to its antioxidant beta-carotene content that helps reduce free radical damage to brain cells. It can prevent oxidative stress leading to DNA damage, which appears to be a staple of emotional disturbances such as anxiety and depression. Just wrap your sweet potatoes and bake in the oven, and voila - it is a smooth, mouthwatering treat to go. 

Organic Bone Broth
Bone broth is nutrient-dense, easy to digest, rich in flavor and boosts health. It is also packed with minerals that enhance the immune system, and contains healing compounds like collagen, glutamine and glycine. In addition, collagen promotes healthy skin. You can find the best of organic bone broth rankings here.

Cauliflower has been a popular replacement of comfort foods like alfredo sauce, mac ‘n’ cheese, and pizza crust. Not only does cauliflower satisfy those cravings as a low-carb option, but it is also packed with a myriad of nutrients such as: 

❤ Vitamins C and K, which help prevent bone loss
❤ Indole-3-carbinol, which aids the liver in its detox functions

On the other hand, eating cauliflower can help boost HDL cholesterol (the good kind!) levels and lower blood pressure. It also strengthens your immune system, helps with gastrointestinal health, and helps your body fight off infections. It is also believed that cauliflower may help reduce the risk of cancer. An amazing plant indeed!

Food for Thought

We all need comfort food at some point, and cravings are often hard to curb. Luckily, Mother Nature has a lot to offer, and with a little bit of research, we can find yummy organic replacements for pretty much every comfort treat out there, while staying conscious of our health and mindful of our bodies’ needs.

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