TO FEEL YOUNGAND VIBRANT
Having a balanced diet is essential for your body to feel full of vitality. The key to being strong and feeling good is eating well. Remember that quantity and quality are not synonymous.
It’s often better to eat a smaller quantity of food that provides you with sufficient energy than a large plate of food that contributes little or nothing to your body.
Let’s look now at a list of ten foods that will help you feel good and full of vitality:
1.- BANANAS: FULL OF ENERGY
Rich in potassium and carbohydrates, bananas are a very healthy fruit which helps you recover your energy. When you do sport, or have an intense day, it’s ideal to eat one mid-morning or mid-afternoon.
8 diseases you can prevent when you eat bananas: Asthma, cardiovascular diseases, diarrhea, depression, anemia, constipation, hypertension, stress… So think no more, and eat healthily!
2.- APPLES: FROM ‘FORBIDDEN’ FRUIT TO A SOURCE OF VITAMINS
Apples are an ideal food to provide you with energy throughout the day. It’s a fruit that provides a natural source of vitamins and minerals, so don’t hesitate to incorporate it into your diet.
3.- CARROTS: YOUR ALLIES TO AVOID SNACKING BETWEEN MEALS
Carrots are rich in fibre and provide your body with vitamin A and other nutrients. They’re an ideal way to look after yourself, and to overcome the temptation to snack between meals. Additionally, carrots contain beta-carotene, which helps you tan more quickly!
4.- BLUE FISH: SOURCE OF OMEGA 3
Fish are categorised as white or blue, and the latter are a great source of protein and long-chain Omega 3 fatty acids, which help the brain function properly. Salmon, sardines, anchovies, tuna or bonito are some of the most common examples of blue, or oily, fish.
Daily consumption of omega 3 helps maintain normal cholesterol levels.
The Spanish Heart Foundation (FEC) states that the consumption of omega 3 contributes to maintaining normal cholesterol levels. There are several different types of omega 3 polyunsaturated acids: ALA (alpha-linolenic acid); DHA (docosahexaenoic acid); DPA (docosapentaenoic acid); or EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), among others. The first is found in nuts, in some vegetable oils, and in some vegetables such as Brussels sprouts or spinach. The main source of DHA and EPA is blue fish, such as tuna, bonito, anchovy, mackerel, yellowtail, salmon or sardines.
5.- EGGS: INDISPENSABLE IN THE KITCHEN
Eggs are a food you should always have on hand, because they allow you to make countless different recipes. They’re an excellent source of proteins; in fact, their proteins are of the highest biological value (they contain essential amino acids for the organism).
6.- DETOX JUICES: AND GREEN SMOOTHIES, TRENDY AND VERY HEALTHY!
You’ll no doubt have heard of them because they’re all the fashion. They contain detoxifying foods that help eliminate toxins, and can be made from many different products. Ideally, combine seasonal fruit and vegetables, as they’ll provide your body with the best properties for the time of year.
7.- LEAN MEAT: LOW FAT AND LOTS OF PROTEINS
When you’re trying to lose weight you’ll certainly hear plenty about it, because lean meat supplies your body with proteins while being low in fat. Although you can find lean pork or beef, turkey and chicken (skinless) are more typical.
8.- RICE: A BASIC THAT CANNOT BE MISSING FROM YOUR DIET
Rice is a staple food that should form part of your diet. This highly nutritious cereal is a great source of energy for our body, thanks to its carbohydrates. It’s a food which is easy to prepare, and it serves as a main course or a side dish.
9.- NUTS: ENERGY PAR EXCELLENCE
Although they’re high in calories, eating nuts quickly provides you with energy and vitality. They contain minerals, proteins and fibre, and are ideal to eat at any time!
10.- DARK CHOCOLATE: Mmmmm.…….!
We’ve left what may well be many people’s favorite for number 10: pure dark chocolate, also known as “The food of the gods”. Although it must be eaten in moderation, it’s a good source of energy that provides you with vitamin B and antioxidants, moreover, it’s ideal if you have a sweet tooth!
The main substances chocolate is composed of are: theobromine, caffeine, phenylethylamine, anandamide, polyphenols, such as flavonols, lipids, proteins, vitamin B1, phosphorus and calcium, among others.
(Why does chocolate create a feeling of well-being?)!