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Brain foods
Recipes-Foods for the brain and body
Foods for your brain and body

I have always wondered the potential we all have to use the best possible fuel for optimal brain and body results. Lately several scientists have been stressing the importance of what we eat today for our optimal health. So in my Super Body, Super Brain book i decided to compile the best possible foods to improve your health right now thinking about tomorrow. here in this blog post you see few of them. You can see many more if you get my book that includes also delicious recipes from one of the top chefs in the country. In addition you will get a whole new exercise program that will optimize your brain power all while making your body stronger and fitter.

To see over 20 SUPER BODY, SUPER BRAIN recipes click here

Among the most powerful foods I want to include

Salmon

-Salmon contains Omega 3 fatty acids essential for brain functions including cognitive

Lean Beef:

-Rich in Vitamin B12, Iron and zinc which helps healthy neural tissue

Asparagus:

-Rich in folic acid which is essential for the metabolism of long chain fatty acids in your brain

Spices:Dried Oregano

Certain spices have powerful antioxidants properties. A Latest study shows how dried oregano has incredible oxidant properties summing up to 25 times more antioxidant properties than Additionally, oregano has demonstrated 40 times more antioxidant activity than apples, 30 times more than potatoes, 12 times more than oranges and 4 times more than blueberries or strawberries.

To see over 20 SUPER BODY, SUPER BRAIN recipes click here

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FREE MOTHER’S DAY MENU FOR YOUR MOM’S SUPER BODY, SUPER BRAIN

Menu will consist of:

-Potato-Leek Soup

- Salad with Walnuts

-Tomato and Tofu

-Strawberry and Yogurt Parfait

Enjoy! For recipes stay tuned in my upcoming website, www.superbodysuperbrain.com

Veggies
Tofu
Parfait 
Free recipes for your super body and your super brain

STRAWBERRY YOGURT PARFAIT
Blend 7oz of plain low fat yogurt* with 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/8 teaspoon of butter flavor extract. Stir in a ¼ cup of chopped strawberries, chill and serve.
Simple, easy and delicious.

*My personal favorite plain yogurt is FAGE total 2% yogurt it is high in protein, low in carbohydrate and above the rest in taste.

Above recipe using the FAGE yogurt delivers:
Total calories 142     Total carbohydrate 11grams     Total protein 17.2 grams     Total fat 4grams

Check out my article at Medhelp: 12 foods that make you smarter

Duncan diet and salads
Vegging out can lead to weight loss

THE POWER OF VEGETABLES

Vegetables are rich in fiber; they are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and very many beneficial phytochemicals. Including plenty of vegetables in your diet will give you better overall health. The major health organizations and your mother have been telling you that for years. But did you know that adding extra vegetables to your meals could make weight loss easier? It is true. Fat is very caloric, so cutting back on fats saves calories, however adding a soup or a salad to your meals will actually reduce your caloric intake even further.

THE SALAD STORY

The salad story: In a recent study researchers at Penn State found that when individuals who ate 3 cups of a low calorie salad before lunch consumed a total of 12% calories less per meal than if the salad was omitted. According to this study big portions make you feel as if you have eaten a lot, even though the large meal was only a low calorie vegetable. The 3-cup salads used in this study included iceberg and romaine lettuce, carrots and tomatoes, celery and cucumbers, fat free dressing, and 1 oz. of light mozzarella cheese.

THE SOUP STORY

The soup story: Vegetable soup results are even more impressive: May 1, 2007 Penn State University study shows that starting a meal with a soup may help you cut calories. Participants in this study were fed a 150-calorie broth based vegetable soup prior to lunch. Bottom line, participants consumed 20% fewer calories when they started the meal. A 20% calorie reduction– that is impressive.

VEGGING OUT

Vegging out. So whether you are getting your veggies from a soup or a salad, do not overlook this highly effective tool that yields easy weight loss. Low-density, high volume foods can make you feel full and satisfied while reducing the total caloric intake.
P.S .Make sure you remember to use a fat free salad dressing for your salads. And remember to avoid calorie rich cream soups. Calories do count.

RECIPE FOR A SUPER BODY AND A SUPER BRAIN

LEEK AND POTATO SOUP
2 cups thinly sliced leeks, white part only
1 garlic clove, minced
5 cups chicken broth, store-bought
2 cups diced peeled potatoes
4 cups diced zucchini
4 cups diced yellow summer squash
2 tablespoons chopped green onions or chives
2 cups low fat milk
Salt and pepper

PREPARATION
In a large saucepan, combine leeks, garlic and a ¼ cup of broth. Simmer, covered, over moderate heat for about 3 minutes. Add potatoes and remaining broth, bring to a boil and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Add zucchini and summer squash, cover and simmer until tender, approximately 10 minutes. Remove from heat, add the milk,  puree in a blender. Return ingredients to rinsed saucepan and reheat gently. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the chives or green onions just before serving.
(May also be chilled and served cold, like a vichyssoise)

Serves 4    Serving size 1 ½ cup    Calories: 130
Total fat: 2g    Total carbohydrate: 18g    Protein: 9g

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