The gut is known as the second brain, but in reality, it's your first brain! Your body is brilliant and intuitive. It knows how to communicate hunger, thirst, and a need for sleep. Every action and reaction in finely tuned on a cellular level up to a mechanical level
Although our bodies are incredibly intelligent, there are environmental and nutritional toxins that disrupt the way your body maintains balance. When this balance is disturbed, it will impact the way you think, feel, sleep, and act. High fructose corn syrup is an ingredient that can affect your body's ability to speak to itself and maintain stable insulin levels.
Food is information, and we're either feeding it information that can promote healing or information that can cause disease and imbalances.
Certain foods promote a clear mind and a positive mood. For example, blueberries have shown to boost concentration and memory for up to five hours. The antioxidants in blueberries stimulate the flow of blood and oxygen to your brains. Another food for a clear mind is avocados, known to enhance blood flow, which helps to fire up your brain cells. Some other foods with known benefits for the brain and mood are dark chocolate, flax seeds, nuts, and fatty fish.
Eat for a clear mind and happiness this year!
Try this meal plan:
Breakfast: Protein Smoothie!
Two scoops of a protein powder of your choice!
1 cup of frozen fruit
1 cup of ice
1 cup of almond milk
Snack: Rice cake with 2 tbsp of nut butter, four sliced strawberries, 1 tsp maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon
Lunch: 4oz of protein (steak, chicken, fish, tofu, tempeh) 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, 4oz cooked non-starchy vegetables, 2 tbsp of olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.
Snack: 15 raw unsalted almonds
Dinner: 3 cups of lettuce, 1/4 an avocado, 1 oz of cucumbers, 1 oz of tomatoes, 4 oz of protein, drizzled with lemon juice, balsamic, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt, and pepper!
Give this meal plan a try and see how you feel!
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