Do you choose your food or does your food choose you? Use the food to get the benefits you desire. Eating well isn’t just about losing weight eating certain foods will help you to heal and to feel great.
Choose blueberries to enhance your brain power. Anthocyanidin, the antioxidant pigment responsible for the blueberry’s hue, has a powerful bolstering effect on learning and memory. Several studies have indicated that cognitive functions increase along with blueberry consumption.
Choose Greek yogurt to build muscles. Greek yogurt has two to three times the amount of protein of normal yogurt, and it has all the amino acids you need to rebuild your muscles after a workout.
Choose wild salmon to get into a great mood. Feeling happy is another benefit you get from eating wild salmon. Several studies have linked EPA and DHA, the dominant form of omega-3s in fish, to a decreased risk of depression.
Choose strawberries to fight stress. Strawberries contain an impressive amount of serotonin-inducing natural sugars in addition a single cup of the fruit boasts 160 percent of your day’s vitamin C. German study found that vitamin C helped clear out cortisol, the hormone responsible for stress-related symptoms like high blood pressure and hazy thinking.
Choose almonds to have beautiful, ageless skin. After examining the diets of 453 people, Australian researchers found that monounsaturated fats exhibit protective properties and actually prevent both wrinkles and sun damage.
Choose red bell pepper to fight flu. Vitamin C is essential to your liver’s ability to eliminate toxins, and vitamin A increases the efficacy of white blood cells and antibodies. A red bell pepper has twice as much vitamin C as an orange and 3 times as much as a tomato.
Choose cheese to fight cavities. Studies have demonstrated that chewing cheese can increase the concentration of calcium in plaque, which helps to protect your teeth against cavities. Not to mention that following a sugary food with cheese can boost the pH in your mouth back to the safe zone.
Choose spinach to keep your joints healthy and well greased. Vitamin E has been shown to reduce the pain in arthritic subjects, while the Boston University Medical Center found that those with the highest intakes of vitamin C were 3 times less likely to strain or injure joints than those with the lowest intakes. Spinach contains both vitamins C and E in abundance.