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There are more choices for foods than ever before and what you eat influences nearly every aspect of your bodily function. Food can provide energy, or it can zap it. Food can restore or it can destroy. Food is a powerful thing. 

The mind and body connection is driven by the synchronicity between the systems of the body and the thoughts of the mind. Each influences one another. What you eat (physical) affects your mental clarity and what you crave (mental) affects the function of the body. Food is a complicated thing.  

Making good food choices improves your mind and body connection

If you think of food as fuel, it makes the most sense to ingest the best fuel possible. Salt, fat, and sugar make up a high percentage of the modern diet – yet these are not the ideal fuel sources for your body. Salt, fat, and sugar taste amazing, but they create reactions that are less than desirable. There are much better foods to choose from. 

Whole foods contain all their natural elements and haven’t been modified, changed, or stripped of their benefits. Whole foods contain all the original properties that make them beneficial to the body. Many whole foods need very little preparation before consumption, making them ideal for a grab-n-go lifestyle. 

Foods that are good for the brain: Foods have benefits that directly impact and target specific systems. Foods that are good for the brain include: 

  • Fatty fish
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Nuts
  • Oranges

These foods help the brain with memory, clarity, and help avoid mental decline and cognitive issues. Eating foods that help the brain stay healthy is as simple as eating fruits, veggies, and a side of fish. 

Foods that are good for the heart: Heart health matters. You’ve only got one heart and heart disease is a leading cause of stroke, cardiac arrest, and sudden death. Eating foods good for your heart will help keep your blood flowing and your heart strong. Foods great for the heart include: 

  • Leafy greens
  • Whole grains
  • Berries
  • Avocados

Many of the foods that are heart-healthy overlap with brain-healthy foods. That means you can cover your bases by eating a colorful salad loaded with plenty of fruits and veggies.

What you eat can put your mind and body into a fog or create a fire-burning machine. Help your mind and your body run efficiently and in harmony by eating the right foods.

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