Have You Had Your Large ‘Green’ Salad Today? Brain Health Benefits…

When we want to get healthier by losing weight, we need to develop ‘better’ eating habits. We have a way of ‘forgetting’ things we may not want to do. For example, if you are not ‘used to’ eating a salad everyday, you might go ‘unconscious’, skipping it during lunch or dinner.

I had a hard time through the years convincing my wife about the importance of eating plant based whole food. We have gotten in many arguments about it. But, the old saying comes to mind: ‘you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make ’em drink it’. Be careful, people are very ‘touchy’ about their food…

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There are vegetarians and vegans, and then there’s me. I eat differently than they do. I eat very little processed and refined foods. Salads are a mainstay of my diet. I have at least one large salad each day topped with green olives and pumpkin seeds. You have to make your salad taste good or you won’t eat it. Same goes for other meals.

‘As research continues, the researchers suggest that adding a daily serving of green leafy vegetables to one’s diet may contribute to brain health [1]’.

A plant based whole food diet is perfect for me. For example, I love potatoes. I used to eat rice, but had problems with the arsenic (all rice has it no matter where it’s grown.) Now, I don’t eat any rice.

Beans, lentils and potatoes are my ‘resistant starch’. This is the long lasting energy between meals that will help you keep from searching the cupboards for snack and junk food.

‘If you are older like me, you don’t want Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Eat food known to give brain health benefits…’

Back to the daily salad(s). When you eat plant based whole food, your body will thank you for it. The healthier you get the more sensitive your body will become to good and bad foods.

Of course, this is subjective and I can’t prove this other than simply telling you that I have experienced it. Nevertheless, when you do eat your green salad, listen to your body saying silently… ‘thank you’!

Source- 1 National Institute on Aging. 2020. Leafy Greens Linked With Slower Age-Related Cognitive Decline. [online] Available at: <https://www.nia.nih.gov/news/leafy-greens-linked-slower-age-related-cognitive-decline> [Accessed 19 December 2020].

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

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