Foods You Need To Give You A Better Brain, Better Mood And Better Health

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By Lindsay Sibson

Do you want to feel GREAT?

Of course you do. I do too!

Life feels so much more vibrant and exciting when you feel energized, healthy and nourished.

What you put into your body is a major factor in how you look and feel. What you eat is either contributing to your greatness and health, or causing you to be tired, weighed down and wanting a nap ASAP.

You can eat your way to a better brain, better mood and better health by choosing foods that are kind and loving to your body.

Check out these 4 groups of foods that you need to incorporate into your daily meal plans:

#1. Vegetables

Benefits of eating vegetables:

  • Reduces your risk of many chronic diseases
  • Eating a diet rich in vegetables reduces your risk for stroke, cancer, heart diseases and type-2 diabetes
  • Provide a source of many nutrients, including fiber, potassium, vitamins A, E, and C and folate (folic acid)
    • Potassium helps to maintain healthy blood pressure
    • Dietary fiber from vegetables helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower your risk of heart disease
    • Folate (folic acid) helps your body form healthy red blood cells.

Eat these vegetables for a better brain, better mood and better health:

Leafy Greens and Lettuces Cauliflower Brussels sprouts
Green  beans Celery Broccoli
Kale Cabbage Onions
Collards Spinach Asparagus
Parsley Fennel Leek
Radishes Watercress Alfalfa Sprouts
Jicama Ginger Shallots
Artichoke Bok Choy Chard
Watercress Turnip Garlic

#2. Low-Sugar “Fruit”

Benefits of eating low-sugar “fruit”:

  • A good source of vitamins and minerals
    • Vital for health and maintenance of your body
    • Helps prevent vitamin C and vitamin A deficiencies
    • Like vegetables, fruit also contains folate (folic acid)
  • When you incorporate fruit as part of your overall healthy diet, you reduce your risk of chronic diseases
    • Potassium content helps reduce your risk of developing kidney stones, lowers your risk of heart disease and stroke and helps to decrease bone loss as you age

Eat these vegetables for a better brain, better mood and better health:

Avocado Bell peppers
Cucumber Pumpkin
Limes Lemons
Squash Zucchini
Tomato Eggplant

#3. Healthy Fats

Benefits of eating healthy fats:

  • Eating a greater portion of your calories from fat can help you reach optimal body composition
  • Omega-3 fats helps by turning on genes that are involved with lipolysis (burning fat), while turning off genes that store fat
    • Also support thyroid hormone function, which is involved in body fat regulation
  • Fat is filling and leads to greater satisfaction when eating
    • Helps curb hunger and cravings
  • Your brain is made of mostly cholesterol and fat, which it requires to function at its best
  • Intake of good fats helps prevent depression

Eat these healthy fats for a better brain, better mood and better health:

Coconut oil Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sesame Oil Organic, grass feed butter and ghee
Almond milk Avocados
Coconuts Olives
Chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseed Nuts

#4. Fermented Foods

Benefits of eating fermented foods:

  • Fermentation preserves the nutrients in food and breaks down the food to a more digestible form
  • An abundance  of probiotics are created during the fermentation process
    • Helps improve digestion
    • Introduces beneficial bacteria into your digestive system and helps the balance of bacteria in your digestive system
    • Probiotics have been shown to help slow or reverse some diseases, improve bowel health, aid digestion and enhance immunity

Eat these fermented foods for a better brain, better mood and better health:

Sauerkraut Kimchi
Yogurt Pickled fruits and vegetables

What is YOUR favorite “better brain, better mood and better health” food? Please SHARE with us in the comments below!

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Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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