Cómo levantar el ánimo: ingredientes claves

How to lift your spirits, take note of the magic ingredients!

Returning to routine always involves some stress and anxiety. That's why at Enrique Tomás, we provide you with a series of tips to know how to lift your spirits during this time. There are some key ingredients to handle the situation in the best way possible. Take note!

To start, it's essential not to neglect your nutrition. We're coming from summer, a season of excesses and lack of routines and schedules. Now, more than ever, it's important to strengthen and protect your body with a healthy and balanced diet to face the return to routine. Good health means having a robust and strong immune system that can handle any illness. And of course, we achieve this primarily thanks to a balanced diet, adequate rest, and a good routine of physical activity.

Keep reading, we'll tell you more!


Feeling a Bit Low and Wondering How to Lift Your Spirits?

When summer ends, we all tend to feel a bit low in spirits. Work, routine, school, and responsibilities begin. Don't overwhelm yourself with things that can't be changed, and turn things around by finding ways to uplift and treat yourself. Remember that phrase we often use but seldom remember to put into practice: "enjoy the little moments in life."

Seek out those moments!


Moments of Action

It's proven that engaging in a bit of exercise each day is one of the most effective methods to improve our mood. In addition to all the positive effects it has on our health, exercising causes our bodies to release endorphins, those famous happiness and pleasure hormones.

This gives us a sense of well-being, and even if we end up tired, it boosts our vital and emotional energy. Of course, each person, based on their preferences and possibilities, should do what they like or what's within their reach.

Remember! It's not the quantity or intensity that matters here; you should set your own limits based on how you feel. However, when you decide on an activity that suits you, be consistent. Frequency is important for maintaining good spirits and, of course, good health.


Lifting Spirits with Bicycling


Physical Exercise
Physical Exercise



Moments of Relaxation

To lift your spirits, it's also important to follow habits and routines that help you relax and rest well. It's clear that without proper rest, any activity, no matter how small, becomes a heavy task. So, look for those moments that bring you joy: reading a book on a seaside bench, sitting under a tree, or on your home terrace with a refreshing drink to stay hydrated.

Perhaps try a yoga meditation, listen to your favorite music while taking a stroll, or at home. Treat yourself to a facial or body treatment. Essential oils are a natural source to awaken our most intimate sense, smell, and take us to the cherished places and moments our memories hold.


Reading a Book


Doing Yoga



Food and Culinary Moments to Lift Your Spirits

Although the saying "you are what you eat" may be a cliché, it's very true. It's important to keep in mind not only for the well-being of our bodies but also for our minds. And how lucky we are! Undoubtedly, one of the best things about our country is its gastronomy. Through it, we can fully enjoy endless fresh and diverse ingredients. Make the most of the many foods it offers and enjoy one of life's great pleasures: eating.

Below, we present a series of foods that can help lift your spirits thanks to their natural properties.

Foods Rich in Healthy Fats

How to lift your spirits through food? We'll tell you! There's a group of foods that can impact our mood.

One of them is chocolate, which has the advantage of increasing serotonin levels in our bodies. Serotonin, in addition to bringing happiness, contributes to enhancing performance, improving circulation, and acting as a powerful natural painkiller. The purer and darker the chocolate, the healthier it is. However, moderation is key. The appropriate amount is an ounce.


Fish, especially oily fish, is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, one of the healthiest fats for our bodies. Its consumption is key to maintaining a healthy and balanced diet. During this "back-to-routine" season, the available oily fish includes: sea bream, red mullet, dogfish, bonito, mackerel...

Moreover, their fats have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects!


Nuts in all their varieties are a source of healthy fats for the body. They also offer fiber, protein, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, and other essential nutrients, making their inclusion in the regular diet advisable. Add them to your everyday recipes or have them as snacks. Remember to consume them in moderation.

There are also fresh fruits that help lift your spirits, such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, peaches, medlars, avocados, or bananas. These foods are rich in omega-3, phosphorus, and vitamin B. Their elevated levels of amino acids also contribute to proper regulation of sleep, emotional processes, and anxiety.


Mediterranean DietMediterranean Diet



Iberian Ham

This exclusive delicacy from our cuisine is one of the allies for lifting your spirits. Not only is it a delight for our palate, but it also has nutritional properties.

The benefits of ham for health are numerous. Ham contains proteins, minerals, and is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Therefore, moderate consumption of ham is beneficial for our bodies. It also contains oleic acid, the same type of unsaturated fat found in olive oil. This type of unsaturated fat has a positive effect on our bodies, contributing to maintaining good cardiovascular health and helping the immune system strengthen its defenses. In short, consuming good ham in moderation makes us happier, and remember, it brings pleasure!

Include it in your recipes or enjoy it as a snack during a casual meal or dinner! At the bottom of our blog, we present some ideas for using it.


Bean, Sweet Potato, and Iberian Ham SaladBean, Sweet Potato, and Iberian Ham Salad


Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin Soup


Burrata Salad
Burrata Salad


Iberian Delicacies and Seasonal Fruits Platter
Iberian Delicacies and Seasonal Fruits Platter

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