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Eating Healthy

 For Canada’s Food Guide please see the following link:

https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/

Food:

Everyone has heard of the phrase “variety is the spice of life” relating to one thing or another (such as travel or taking lessons) however, perhaps few people have actually spent time researching what that could potentially mean in regards to food in relationship to our bodies. In the grand scheme of things this phrase means that if we open ourselves to try a variety of foods we will have a better shot of getting all the nutrients that are necessary to live a long and healthy life. As we already know, certain foods contain certain nutrients and those nutrients do specific tasks in relation to our body, most common example being milk which contains calcium and calcium helps build and protect our bones. However, what many people fail to realize is that there are certain groups of foods that are able to work together to protect certain parts of your body. This summer the A.B.L.E group had the pleasure of going to talk to a dietitian about the best foods that can help protect your brain and here is what she said:

Though brain health is related to a many different factors: Genetics, the use you give your brain, activity level, sleep… like many other things one of the main components is the need for a balanced diet. Here are a list of foods that have good for your health:

Berries: great for antioxidants and fibre (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries…)

Salmon: fish that are high in fat are generally the darker fleshed fish (such as mackerel, herring, trout) these all have omega-3 fatty acids which help reduce the inflammation in our bodies

Nuts and Seeds: Unsalted/unseasoned nuts are the best for protein and healthy fats. Any nut is healthy in moderation because they are high in fat and calories

Avocados: high fat fruit which helps with your circulation

Whole grain: contains fiber that helps reduce blood fat levels therefore, helping with your blood flow

Beans and lentils: high in protein and in fiber

Dark chocolate: high in antioxidants and high in natural stimulants which helps with your mood and concentration.