CHOCOLATE CAN BE GOOD FOR YOU!
If you eat a SMALL amount (100g - not 2 family sized bars!) of high cocoa content choc, (minimum 70%) you get a boost from the caffeine, iron, magnesium, copper zinc & manganese + TONS of antioxidants. Good quality choc has 30 times more antioxidants than oranges! (The jury’s out on chocolate oranges.)
SO CAN WINE - But only 1 glass a day max! The positives outweigh the negatives - even more so for women over 44. It doesn’t have to be red.
ONE GOOD THING ABOUT AGE - Free & cur price fitness classes & travel.
A SOCIAL LIFE STOPS COLDS - Research has shown reclusive folk are 4 times more likely to catch colds & get viruses - the opposite of what you might think. Possibly it’s because being lonely diminishes your immune system, while a laugh with your mates boosts it.
SOUP - Warms body & soul & keeps you fuller longer. Plus, it’s a great way to get vitamins from veg. Chicken soup has been proved to make you feel better. (However, the chicken tends to feel considerably worse!) Try cool cucumber soup in hot weather.
TREAT YOURSELF - Have a duvet day, wrap up cosy & watch corny old movies. Or buy yourself flowers, or other small pressie. You’re worth it! Chill in the garden. Sip cool mint tea.
FREE, INSTANT MOOD-BOOSTERS:
Wear bright colours.
Listen to your favourite music.
Have a walk outdoors.
Take a 10 minute work break.
Pray, meditate, contemplate - loads of studies show people with a spiritual belief live happier, longer lives!