Yesterday's dinner of lemon, garlic and paprika chicken, black rice and stacks of vegetables: roasted sweet potato, roasted beetroot, watercress and cherry tomatoes. It was inspired by @deliciouslyella, although it didn't turn out quite as beautiful looking!
In other news yesterday, we heard about the apparently revolutionary new approach to treating depression, with the reporting of new evidence that it may be an inflammatory condition.
As my clients will know, I'm often found banging on about the impact of inflammation on health, and love promoting an anti-inflammatory way of eating (simply put, eating more veg!). It was such a shame the reporters and scientists completely overlooked the massive impact nutrition can have on managing inflammation (and supporting depression). For starters there's omega 3 (oily fish, green leafy veg and some nuts and seeds) and vitamin D (oily fish and naturally grown mushrooms). Both nutrients support balanced inflammation and are known to help with depression already! Instead they spoke about ibuprofen, which has consequences when taken long-term. What a shame diet and nutrition isn't thought of as the first line therapy.