Together with carbohydrate and protein, fat is one of the three primary macronutrients that make up the calories we consume.
As you may know, fat can be used by the body as an energy source and has a multitude of bodily health benefits.
SAD stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder – also known as “winter depression” because it typically begins to manifest as the days become shorter, and the winter months descend. It is estimated that 24% of the UK population are affected by this disorder! Symptoms can include feeling lethargic, low in mood, irritable, depressed, sleepy and can impact our appetite and cravings.
So how do we combat SAD as we enter the cosy, yet dark and cold winter months…?
Adapto-what we hear you say? Yes, I will admit, adaptogens do sound like the name of a group of superheroes straight out of X-men, but these super herbs and plants are nature’s way of giving us mere humans and our bodies, a touch of super-herb support.
You may have heard of adaptogens and their ability to protect our bodies from the harmful effects of stress, whilst also supporting overall health, energy and mood. You might even be keen to add adaptogens to your morning latte, elixir, smoothie or medicinal nightcap, but as a newbie, where do you begin?
Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly flipped pancakes wafting through your home on a sunny Sunday morning? Especially ones that radiate the smell of bananas – I am still holding on to summer guys!
As it is #nationalcoconutday today, I have decided to craft up a super coconut based breakfast – these pancakes are deliciously moist, fluffy and versatile. Plus they take five minutes to whip up!