Diane Howden

Articles by Diane Howden:

Eat Yourself Happy

If you’ve woken up to 2007 feeling tired, fed up and depressed then you’re not alone. In fact, according to official figures 3 million of us suffer from the ‘winter blues’ each year. The main reason for feeling down during the winter months is that levels of serotonin, the brain’s ‘happy’ neurotransmitter, fall because of lack of sunlight. This, coupled with the fact that many of us will be nursing a ‘festive hangover’, explains why, when we should be welcoming in the New Year, we’re often feeling at our lowest ebb instead. But one easy way to overcome these feelings is to eat yourself happy and here’s a recipe to help.

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