5 Foods to Include in Your Diet To Be Happy, Healthy and Slim

Wild Salmon – one of the best sources of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids, which promotes brain and heart health. Not surprisingly, Wild Salmon has also been proven to lessen depression symptoms and reduce the risk of stroke nad other brain related problems. Wild Salmon is also a great food that helps to maintain a healthy weight, as it is low in saturated fat. This salmon is also highly recommended due to low toxicity levels. However, beware of farm-raised salmon, which may include additives and a lower concentration of nutrients.

Apples – Like the old saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away!,” apples are an excellent source of fiber and act as an appetite suppressant, causing you to eat less and feel fuller longer. The pectin in apples also reduces the absorption of fat. Apples are an inexpensive and easy way to incorporate more fruit into your diet.

Almonds – Almonds are the most nutritious nut, as they are an excellent source of “good fat.”  Visually, almonds promote healthy skin and hair.  Although they are high in fat, almonds actually promote weight loss.  They are a filling snack that reduces appetite.  Almonds also regulate blood pressure, protect against diabetes, prevent colon cancer, regulate cholesterol and increase energy levels.  The recommended serving size is one handful.

Blueberries – Blueberries are another “brain food,” helping to slow the overall aging process with a high concentration of antioxidants. Translation: Blueberries fight against Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Blueberries are also one of the best cancer fighters.

Brown Rice – Brown rice is high in fiber and protein, promoting a sense of fullness. It metabolizes slower, which prevents blood sugar spikes. It also prevents cancer, is a heart-healthy food and boosts the immune system. A surprising fact you may not know is that the magnesium in brown sugar helps curb asthma symptoms and reduces the severity of migraines.

Add these five (5) foods to your diet and reap the instant and long-term benefits! Age gracefully, maintain a healthy weight, stay sharp and prevent life altering diseases.

Written by Monica Mercer

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