The Most Beneficial Meals for Both Body and Mind
There are many meals that you can eat but there are only few that can benefit both your body and mind. These foods are packed with nutrients and can also help you feel good and happy inside. You can eat these meals everyday and you are sure to be on your way to becoming healthy inside and out.
Here are some of the healthy meals that you can try:
- Special Salmon Sandwich – this sandwich is not your ordinary salmon sandwich. The salmon is pan seared and it also has walnut-spinach pesto packed in between two whole grain sandwiches with radicchio. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that are good for your heart and because you know that you are eating healthy, your mood will also improve. A recent Swedish study reveals that salmon can also prevent the onset of prostate cancer. Spinach on the other hand has magnesium that relaxes the mind as it also helps in lowering blood pressure. Walnuts are rich in melatonin which makes it the best for those that have sleeping disorders because it induces deep sleep. With just 420 calories and 35 grams of heart friendly fats, this meal will definitely make you feel calm and relaxed.
- Mediterranean Salad – also known as the Mediterranean “Detox” salad, this meal is perfect for those vegetarians; it has watercress, red onion, celery and artichokes. This meal is packed with caffeic acid and vitamin C which fights inflammation. Watercress and artichokes are best for preventing bloating because of its diuretic properties. Artichokes are also rich in soluble fiber insulin which is good for digestion. Celery is good for balancing liquids in the body because of its sodium and potassium content. This salad has only 170 calories, 11 grams of fat and it flushes toxins of the body which makes you feel good both inside and out.
- Stir-fried Steak – if you want to have a good sex life, then this meal is for you. It is known to boost your libido which makes you feel hot. It has asparagus which is rich in vitamin E that helps the body produce both estrogen and testosterone, And because it also has beef which is a good source of zinc, it boost the production of testosterone in the body. This meal is also served with brown rice which has carbohydrates that you need to last long in bed. Cashews are known to be an aphrodisiac which makes your cold summer nights warmer. This stir-fry has 318 calories and only 11 grams of fat.
- Banana-Blackberry Smoothie – with its low fat yogurt, light coconut milk and a zest of lemon and honey, this smoothie is sure to fill you up faster and healthier. Bananas have a distinct carbs that is called RS or resistant starch which is good if you want to slim down. Coconut oil is known to have fat burning effects on the body. Yogurt has CLA or conjugated linoleic acid which helps in burning fats inside the body. This healthy smoothie contains a meager 250 calories and only 5 grams of fat.
On a final note, you may have a slow metabolism rate which is sometimes hereditary, but this does not mean that you cannot do anything about it. Recent studies show that there are ways that you can do to trick your body to burn more fats, and this is most effective if you exercise regularly.