We all know that we should be eating meals that are good for our body: low in sugar, high in good fats and protein, and without too many processed carbs. Lots of fresh fruits and veggies round out a diet that’s great for slimming our figure and keeping weight off. And we all know that a diet low in sugar is great for your teeth as well! But did you know that it’s just as important to eat for your mind, as it is for your body? We’ve got some great tips that will keep your mind sharp, your body slim and your overall health in top shape.
What makes this such a great meal for mind and body? When you use a whole wheat bun or bread, you’re getting fiber and whole grains that your body craves to stay full, and veggies on your sandwich will provide vitamins and low calories. But the salmon here is the star of the meal, because the omega-3 fats in the fish are one of the best things you can feed your brain.
When you eat like they do in the Mediterranean, you can nearly guarantee a fantastic body as well as one of the healthiest meals for your brain. That’s because the fats in olives, olive oil and other Mediterranean ingredients are the perfect fuel for your brain. So make a salad with fresh greens, feta cheese, olives, cucumber, artichokes, tomatoes, some tuna and dress it all with healthy olive oil and splash of vinegar.
You can create a stir-fried dish to be as healthy as you want, depending on what you put inside! It has the potential to be one of the most creative meals in your repertoire, so put it to your advantage and stock up on healthy ingredients like brown rice, mushrooms, tofu, peppers and cashews that are great for both mind and body.
We can’t forget about those of us with a sweet tooth here! Luckily, you can actually satisfy that without worrying about what your dentist will say on your next visit. Blend together a frozen banana with blackberries, soy or almond milk, and a few handfuls of spinach. Yes, spinach! You might not think it sounds good, but the greens will blend in and you will only taste the fruit. But you’ll be getting a massively packed dose of iron and other vitamins and minerals that your body and mind crave.
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