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[dropcap letter="T"]he best way to a man or woman’s heart is through their stomach. And this holds true even after a breakup. Good food is like medicine, you have to take it in regular doses to get you through the tough times.

The prognosis is good, as you will survive. Taking comfort in your favorite goodies helps. So if Adelle's "Someone Like You" speaks to you (as you've played it 387 times and counting), this is for you. Hey! You have to move on. So here are some Filipino classic comfort foods to make the breakup blues go away.

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Sinigang na hipon hits all the sour notes—the poignant agony of splitting up revisits you with each spoonful. This dish will let you experience all over again through your sense of taste how bad your relationship was with your ex.

Also, sour broths are supposed to cool you down. Add to the soup the green bokchoy or kangkong leaves, which are rich in folic acid, a member of the vitamin B complexes that may help reduce symptoms of depression by elevating your mood—and you have yourself a home-brewed remedy for both your heart and mind.
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Nothing beats the sight of the heaping goodness of halo-halo. This quintessential Filipino treat has all the trimmings for you to take your mind off your ex. The crunchy pinipig will help relieve your gigil and galit to your ex. Mixing the ice shavings with the milk and toppings will keep you busy. Overall an excellent dessert to have to release all your anger and forget about your problems.
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A new beginning is what you want to focus on after a breakup. And nothing epitomizes new beginnings better than a refreshing orange fruit, similar to how orange roses represent new ventures. When you squeeze the orange sphere in your hands, it works much like a stress ball, as it could mute your blues away. The frizz it produces when you peel it is like a mist to cool you down, and the sweet and tangy juice from the fruit will wake you up and make you feel invigorated. More importantly, vitamin C will help you overcome depression and anxiety.
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Well this is the perfect to pair with your ice cold beer (or any alcoholic beverage, for that matter) as you try your best to drown out your sorrows. The next day's hangover will at least make you feel a different kind of pain and it will be bad enough to take your mind off your heartache.
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Any kind of chocolate will work as well. Some say chocolate's heartbreak healing powers come from serotonin-boosting carbs, or via chemicals that boost dopamine levels. Whatever the mechanism, the sweetness of the chocolate seems to always fill the void you feel inside after a breakup. One caveat though, make sure do not buy the same chocolates your ex used to give you—as this may lead to episodes of crying  and negate the positive effects of the chocolate.
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Who can resist a sumptuous pastry treat made of mangoes, cashews, a crunchy crust and topped off with whip cream? This dessert is so good you won’t only forget about your ex, you may darn well forget who you are as this tropical treat seemingly explodes flavors in your mouth. Ahhh, what was the topic of this list again?
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You can also have longsilog, tocilog or cornedbeefsilog. These are classic Filipino breakfast dishes— Breakfast of Champions. Congratulate yourself in having survived another night and celebrate a hearty breakfast with your family and friends.

Please note this can also be taken after consuming item #5 above and the large volumes of alcohol.

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Breakups can be messy. Take comfort in the fact that others will have breakups with more drama, as almost every Taylor Swift song will tell you. So feel better, it is never as bad as it seems.
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What do you eat after a breakup? Share them in the Comments Section. PS: Working out is good, too! Especially after focusing all your anger on torte and chocolates.
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Malou Nievera

Malou Nievera is the creative driving force behind the food blog, Skip to Malou, named one of Babble’s Top 100 Food Mom Blogs. She acts as the blog's recipe developer, writer, cook and photographer. She shares her easy and simple recipes in modern Asian dishes with a focus on Filipino recipes.

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