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Having a bad day? Uplift your mood with these 5 healthy comfort foods

Comfort food can be anything that satisfies your cravings and uplifts your mood. Here are comfort foods that are healthy!
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These comfort meals strike the perfect balance between health and taste! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 8 Apr 2021, 15:17 pm IST
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What do you do after a bad day? Probably get yourself a plate of your comfort food! Certain foods can simply uplift our mood. Some dishes bring out nostalgic sentiments and provide us with some much-needed comfort.

Truth be told, everyone’s idea of comfort food is different. If one person prefers cheesy pizza, another might crave homemade dishes like khichdi. The bottom line is that many people assume that comfort foods are actually unhealthy and deprive themselves of their favourite meals. Well, that’s far from true!

Here are 5 comfort foods that strike the perfect balance between health and taste:

1. Idli Sambar

Due to the presence of water, fibre, and a lot of vegetables, it can be consumed by diabetic and heart patients. It helps you stay full and hence, regulates appetite. It proves to be helpful for those trying to lose weight. It contains the goodness of toor dal which is rich in protein and carbohydrates.

2. Pancakes

Fluffy pancake can be added to the list of power breakfast foods because it provides decent amounts of fibre and protein, making it a heart-healthy food. Plus, the sweet taste provides a major boost to the mood!

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Bring out your skillet to prepare some healthy breakfast! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
3. Khichdi

It is probably the most loved dish in India! It is a very healthy and nutritious dish to eat as khichdi is a powerhouse of carbohydrates, calcium, vitamins, and several other antioxidants. It is the ultimate comfort food that is spicy but also easy to digest.

4. Tomato Soup

The most important reason behind tomato soup’s popularity is the health benefits it provides. It contains low calories, high potassium, and vitamins C, K, and A, making it our go-to soup. Tomato soup is comforting and nutritious. 

5. Curd rice

Curd rice can boost digestion. In addition, this meal can help you fix an upset stomach, indigestion, and bloating. No wonder curd rice is the best comfort food! 

So, what are your favourite comfort foods?

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Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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