Hello everyone, Thanksgiving is a beautiful holiday to spend with friends and family. It's an opportunity to be able to be thankful for all the amazing things you have in your life. Friends and family take time off from their busy schedule to be able to get together and celebrate. Even though thanksgiving is such a sweet holiday filled with the warmth of togetherness and love, Thanksgiving can be a tough holiday for those who are trying to live a healthy life style and reach their fitness goals. I know being tempted with your grandma's home cooking can be really hard (how can you say no). Let’s face it thanksgiving is one of those holidays that you just have to make an exception for. In today's blog I’m going to give you 6 foods you want to make sure to include on your plate this Thanksgiving that will help optimize your health, benefit your concentration and alertness this way you don't regret all the food you are going to eat too much.
Walnuts- Instead of having a plain old piece of cake try to go for the deserts that have walnuts in it. Walnuts are packed with healthy fats like omega 3 and also antioxidants that help your body get rid of toxins. These high levels of antioxidants and vitamins help better your concentration and alertness.
Turmeric- Add some spice to your dish, besides its gorgeous yellow color turmeric is packed with vitamins and antioxidants that contribute to brain health and also bettering your brains oxygen intake helping you with alertness and concentration. Its also a great ant-inflammatory.
Rosemary – Make sure your plate has this yummy herb. Rosemary is packed with Carnosic acid one of the many important benefits in rosemary it help protect the brain from free radicals that can cause damage to the brain like neurodegeneration, Alzheimer’s and aging.
Coconut oil- Don’t just cook your thanksgiving dinner with any regular oil use coconut oil. Coconut oil works as an anti inflammatory, helps kill bacteria and helps with aging. It helps keep the body detoxified when your body is detoxified your brain will be able to function better keeping you more alert and focused.
Blueberries- Did someone say blueberry pie? This cute little fruit is packed with antioxidant that helps get rid of inflammation also helping the body get rid of free radicals.
Avocados- Pass the guacamole! Avocados are packed with healthy fats and vitamin c. Avocado helps prevent clotting in the brain, better your concentration along with memory and it may also help lower bad cholesterol. So don’t be shy to take doubles.
This thanksgiving make sure you include all these awesome foods. Don’t just fill your hearts with love this thanksgiving but also fill your bodies with foods that are delicious and beneficial.