Do you depend on food to relax and rejuvenate your body? Here are some helpful tips to help you increase the proportion of foods in your daily diet.
Choose whole grains to relax and rejuvenate your body
If possible, opt for whole grains over refined or processed grains. Replace your usual white bread toast with whole grains. Eat whole grains or oatmeal instead of sweet, refined cereals. Try whole-wheat pasta and brown rice.
While many products are advertised as “whole grains,” “multi-grains,” or “whole grains,” they actually contain a small amount of whole grains and are little different from refined grains. This is especially true for bread. Read the label carefully. Whole grain ingredients should be listed first.
An ideal product contains 100% whole grain products. Popcorn is a classic example of whole-grain products. So feel free to have it when you feel like crunching. Just be careful with oil and salt!
Add protein carbohydrates to relax and rejuvenate your body
To slow the release of glucose into the body, consider combining foods with a high glycemic index. For example, sweets or starchy foods with protein, cookies with a hard-boiled egg, or fried vegetables with lean steaks, raisins with almonds.
Drink green tea to relax
If you can’t live without coffee, alternate with a cup of green tea. When you do, you’ll get the caffeine boost you crave along with powerful antioxidant support. Coffee also contains antioxidants, but they are different from green tea and are especially beneficial for the skin. Another great option is mint tea, which is also high in antioxidants that help slow skin aging.
Rejuvenate your body with spices and herbs
Many herbs and spices contain powerful antioxidants. So use them to the fullest, especially cinnamon, cloves, cumin, curry, turmeric and saffron, basil, lemon balm, marjoram, oregano, mint, rosemary, sage, tarragon, and thyme. While cooking, season the dishes generously with herbs and spices. Sprinkle fresh herbs on salads and sandwiches. Add a pinch of cinnamon to coffee or tea to fight wrinkles and aging!
Start your day with fruit to relax
Fruit for breakfast is a great way to stock up on antioxidants with no fat, salt, or added sugar.