Boost Your Mood with These Foods
- A very nutritious snack when eaten unsalted
- Helps suppress appetite
- Low in saturated fat
- High in magnesium and iron
- Each serving of avocado contains 20 minerals and vitamins.
- High in good fats that you can metabolize easily
- Good source of folate for tissue development
- Provide a healthy dose of vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K
- A protein boost mid-morning or mid-afternoon will prevent too low of a blood sugar level.
- A handful can prevent overeating later on in the day. But don’t overdo it!
- Rich in antioxidants like flavonoids, which can help prevent cancer
- Stick to a small amount. Half a bar contains about 200 calories, 20 grams of fat and 10 grams of sugar.
- Raw or steamed, broccoli can do many things to improve the functions of your digestive and respiratory systems!
- High in vitamin D
- Three servings of broccoli a week (½ cup each) will support bone strength and good health.
- Any healthy diet requires protein, as well as fiber, fat and complex carbs. Lean meat is an excellent way to get in your fill of protein.
- Chicken, turkey and lean beef contain all the amino acids you need to build and sustain muscle.
- Have lean meat with one or two meals a day.
- An antioxidant-rich fruit.
- Like all berries, they give your body the fiber it needs to run like a well-oiled machine.
- Loaded with vitamins for improved memory and immunity.
- Top your oatmeal or yogurt with a handful of fresh blueberries, or blend them up in a fruit smoothie.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
- Loaded with nutrients and 60 calories per teaspoon
- Although it is all fat (7 grams per teaspoon), it’s the kind that’s good for you. Use olive oil as a salad dressing or cooking oil and you’ll begin to drastically improve your heart health.
- Kale is a trendy superfood these days, but for plenty of great reasons! For example, it can help lower your cholesterol.
- Its many nutrients reduce risk of several types of cancer, including breast, bladder, prostate, ovary and colon
- Allows you to sweeten your food and beverages naturally
- A safe alternative to high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners
- The majority of honey is natural sugar, water and sucrose. The rest? Nutrients including vitamins (B6, zinc, amino acids, and calcium), protein, pollen and minerals.