I’m talking vitamin D & fish oil.
Both of these will help our mood to stay bright as we get less light in our days. (You get Vitamin D, through exposing your skin to the sun. Depending on where you live, lying in the sun naked throughout summer would not give you the vitamin D your body needs.) Obviously going outside no matter how cold or disgusting the weather, will do your good but your diet is a big part of your wintertime wellbeing.
You can ask your doctor about supplements for both, fish oil & vitamin D.
Eating oily fish like the salmon from this dish is a step in the right direction.
Apparently we have taken our decision on what to eat seconds before we consciously try to make that sound and educated choice that we know would be so good for us.
Our tiredness, pains and emotions (positive & negative) are a little step ahead of our well-informed brain & possibly more so during the darker seasons.
Be prepared, stock up your fridge with what’s good for you so even if your well intended brain is running late in the decision-making, the only choices available are good ones;)
For this dish you need carrots, cucumber (or any other vegetable of your choice that you like raw), smoked salmon, greek yoghurt a capers. I added a slightly crisp wrap.
Carrots nourish most systems in our body like the lung, liver & stomach. They stabilise the blood sugar & treat indigestion. (To mention just a few of their superpowers;))
There are several hundred varieties of carrots. I choose these for the amazing colors.
The Vitamin A of the carrot is best absorbed in combination with fat which makes salmon a perfect partner for them.
Fish oil (omega 3) is said to have many positive effects, one of them being the benefit to our mood.
I recently saw a documentary with Stephen Fry talking about his and other people’s lives with bipolar disease or manic depression. In this documentary, a doctor, herself manic depressive, is going as far as stating that her diet changed her condition for the better and she specifies fish oil.
Flake the salmon and mix it with the greek yoghurt, pepper & salt to taste and throw in a teaspoon of capers.
Wash & cut the veggies of your choice. Heat the wrap in a frying pan with a little olive oil.