Eating properly is key to staying healthy and reducing your stress levels. There are many foods which contain ingredients designed to support our body functions, boost energy and help us to feel better overall.
I like to recommend fresh, healthy salads, especially at lunch time, as they bring many benefits such as:
They make you feel good to eat it, they are a pick me up. They don’t weigh you down. So when you go back to work for the rest of your day, it doesn’t have to be a big production getting back to work.
- Thanks to the fiber in fresh salads, they help to promote regular bowel movements,
- They promote good gut health – depending what you put in them can contain many pre biotics, which are the foods that feed the good bacteria in your gut.
- They can help you with decreasing your daily caloric intake, as long as you don’t top your salads with a lot of extra meat and cheese and high-fat dressings.
- Fresh salads have many nutrients that your body needs to build and repair itself.
I encourage you to make your next lunch break more beneficial by eating a healthy salad while enjoying a relaxing activity such as coloring. I have a best-selling coloring book, Relaxed and Ready, that is designed to help calm your mind. Link here for more information.
Lastly, here is one of my favorite salad recipes – enjoy!
Dr. Deitrick’s Favorite Salad
Purple onion slices
Raw Garlic slices (1 clove)
Raw Jalapeno slices
Black beans (plus or minus)
Balsamic vinaigrette (not a lot, just a couple of tablespoons)
Mix and enjoy.
Try a glass of fresh squeezed Lemon water for the drink (no sugar or sweetener) Umm mm
Talk about some good eating!