How To Munch Your Way To A Happier And Healthier Life

How To Munch Your Way To A Happier And Healthier Life

Food is my first passion. Food is the most amazing thing in the world, it changes not only the way you feel but also the way you think. It’s pretty amazing stuff, so I want to share with you how you can munch your way to a happier and healthier life.

1. Eat seasonally

Seasonal food = the most nutritious food you can get. Local produce means it hasn’t travelled miles losing its valuable nutrients. So, ride down to your local farmer’s market and get shopping.

2. Don’t skip on the carbs

Carbohydrates aren’t bad for you and you should definitely include them. Instead of filling up with processed bread and crackers, switch to brown rice pasta, sweet potato and rye bread.

3. Get your fish on

These beauties are full of omega 3 which is great for your skin, hair and nails. So, make sure they are on the menu 3 times per week.

4. Add a pinch of sea salt

Add a little pinch of good quality sea salt to your glass of water to help absorb it better. You could even add some lemon in there too.

5. Finish the day with chocolate

Yes that’s right! Chocolate is high in a mineral called magnesium that helps relax your muscles and reduce anxiety. It also contains tryptophan which has been linked to help with depression.

Leave a comment below if you have any tips to munch your way to a heathier and happier life, I LOVE hearing from you…


  • Irina

    Madeleine, I know you love Ombar chocolates, can you recommend any other brand which is less pricey? I used to buy Green&Blacks but just realised it contains cane sugar which is no good xx

  • Immy May

    YES chocolate at the end of erry day >:) not sure you mean leftover Christmas choc, but I guess maybe it kinda counts… Kinnnda! I also love having fish a few times a week and ensuring I try and eat as seasonally as possible! It is such a misconception about carbs, so important to get the right amount! Immy x

  • Vicky

    Not exactly what you eat, but I do find eating mindfully makes a difference! I am not very good at it and I certainly don’t examine every bite, but just pausing to notice how yummy my food is a few times in a meal – I can almost feel the goodness and the nutrition!

    • Madeleine Shaw

      That’s a great thing to do babe xx

  • Jenny

    Could thursday get any better than Madeleine Shaw telling you to eat chocolate before bed? I do feel I go to sleep less stressed when eating a bit of dark chocolate before bed!
    I find it really helpful to get some fresh air at least once a day, it stops me from just munching away on whatever I can get my hands on when I have to spend a day in front of my laptop doing uni work! :)


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