Fake it till you make it: Simply smiling even if you’re not really feeling it can initiate and perpetuate a good mood and good chemistry naturally.
Therefore, you don’t actually have to feel happy in the moment you smile in order to reap the mood boosting benefits that lead to more joy and greater health.
The takeaway here is that happiness is key for optimal health, and it’s a feeling that you can perpetuate in simple yet meaningful ways, like reminding yourself to take a breath and smile.
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Vitamin K found in leafy green vegetables, like spinach or kale, has been linked to decreased cognitive decline.
Leafy green vegetables high in vitamin K should be essentials in your diet for greater health. Sneak some extra spinach in by blending it up in your smoothies or sautéing it up and adding it to a tofu scramble or burrito.
What’s most important is the type and duration of exercise you perform.
Do both in order to become a more well-rounded, stronger, and healthier individual.
The key to a healthy smoothie is to get the right balance of vegetables, fruit, protein, and fat and embrace variety.
You can put almost anything into a smoothie, such as water, non-dairy milk or kefir, fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, protein powder, maca or matcha, and toppings such as coconut, granola, and cacao nibs.
Phytochemicals in celery can help reduce blood pressure and inflammation, as well as the fight against oxidative stress. You can reap these benefits from celery whether you eat it whole or juice it. If you don't enjoy this trend, just aim to add more greens in any form to your plate. It will bring similar benefits.
Just as there is no magic pill to prevent cognitive decline, no single almighty brain food can ensure a sharp brain as you age. Nutritionists emphasize that the most important strategy is to follow a healthy dietary pattern that includes a lot of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Try to get protein from plant sources and fish and choose healthy fats, such as olive oil or canola, rather than saturated fats.
Research shows that the best brain foods are the same ones that protect your heart and blood vessels.
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