Food that Fuels the Body

Food that Fuels the Body

Check out which foods will keep your brain and the rest of your body in top shape.


Eggs, pasta, oily fish, green tea — certain foods possess natural qualities that stimulate both our physical and mental capacities and help us fend off illness and keeps our bodies operating smoothly. Let's take a look at some of them.

Boost the Body
Beef: Beef, being extremely rich in essential amino-acid proteins and is excellent for boosting the muscular system. Those proteins create the muscle fibers. Beef is also a source of iron, zinc, copper and vitamin B12. Eating it twice a week is recommended.

Green tea: Green tea's beneficial properties are not unheralded. It strengthens the human body with its range of polyphenols — the anti-oxidants that help to fight against the effects of aging. Take 3 or 4 cups a day.

Pasta: No, it doesn’t make you fat! Not only that, but pasta, being very rich in carbohydrates, provides long-term energy that is liberated throughout the digestion process. It also provides vegetable proteins, phosphorus and magnesium, which helps to fight against stress. Eating pasta twice a week is recommended.

Garlic: It's not something that just adds taste to your dishes. Garlic contains sulfur-based compounds that help with blood circulation. And it also contains calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamins B and C, etc. All that's needed is a single clove once a day in salads, cooked vegetables or with your meat.

Energize the brain
Dark chocolate: There’s nothing better than chocolate to keep morale high. With 20 milligrams of phenylethylamine per 100 grams, chocolate acts as an anti-depressive agent — legitimately affecting a person's moods. It is soothing and anxiolytic, and contains magnesium, phosphorus, iron and potassium, etc. Treat yourself to a piece now and again.

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Eggs: The yolk of an egg contains lecithin, a fat rich in phosphorus, and amino-acids, which optimizes the functioning of neurotransmitters. Eggs also contain iron, calcium and vitamins A, B, C and D. Eat two or three eggs a weeks.

Tuna: Tuna, whether in a steak or from a can, has long been known to contain omega-3, an essential fatty acid that stimulates the brain functions. Over time, omega-3 protects the brain from the effects of aging. Mackerel is also a source of iodine, iron and vitamins B and PP. Eating twice a week is recommended.

Blueberries: Although their powers have been publicized for a while now, blueberries’ antioxidants all help your brain function more clearly. A study at the University of Manchester have also pointed to regular consumption of blueberries as a way to fend off the onset of degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. Numerous studies have shown that eating blueberries regularly improves memory altogether.

The best part? You can have them dried, frozen or fresh as long as they’re blue!

What are your favorite foods that keep you energetic and good to go throughout the days?

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