Foods That Make You Feel Better One Hour Later
Martha's List - The Good, The Bad, The Maybe
Martha's List - The Good, The Bad, The Maybe
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  • ½ cup to 1 cup “Fruit is nature’s candy, like fresh apples and fresh berries,” said Fernstrom. “These are two things that people love, because they have a lot of water, stimulate taste buds, and are easily digestible.”
  • 3 ounces, about one small can or half of a larger can.
  • 8-12 ounces “People always feel good after eating chicken soup,” said Fernstrom. She said people associate ‘feel-good’ foods with the way their mouths feel while eating something creamy or warm, and chicken soup is a perfect example. “It’s the universal warm, healthy food.”5. Beans and peas, lentils, chickpeas (Beans and peas I can eat every day, especially good ol' blackeyed peas)
  • ¼ to ½ cup. “These are rich sources of protein and also pack in complex carbohydrates, mainly in the form of resistant starch,” said Zied. “A study in Public Health Nutrition in 2010 found that moderate intake of legumes, one or two servings weekly, protected menopausal women against severely depressed moods.”6. Oats and oatmeal (My favorite breakfast dish)
  • 5 ounces “Some yogurts like Greek yogurt are great sources of calcium, and people— especially kids — love to dip,” said Taub-Dix. “Something like a flavored or Greek yogurt is great for dipping, too.”10. Nuts and seeds (Give me a handful of nuts or a scoop of peanut butter and I'm happy)
  • 1 ounce “Nuts, like almonds, give you that great overall feeling for your taste buds —sweet, crunchy, creamy,” said Taub-Dix. She also recommends adding almond butter in her oatmeal for a creamy boost of protein.11. Tea (I can do the iced tea but not the hot tea)
  • 1 cup “A cup of tea is low-calorie, gives you that comfort, and sometimes, it’s a speed bump to high-calorie foods,” said Taub-Dix. “You could wind up having a lot more calories if you hadn’t had that cup of tea.”



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