So, what do you think would happen if you ditched the junk and reached instead for homemade smoothies and smoothie bowls, big salads, chock-full of grains, leafy greens, vegetables and lean proteins and you incorporated more superfoods (like blueberries, acai berries, chia, flax and hemp seeds, bee pollen, leafy greens and nuts) into your daily diet? Lucky for you, we put it to the test and found these 6 things happened:
1. Our hair, skin and nails looked brighter, softer & shinier
No matter the season, weekend cocktails, processed food and lack of exercise can wreak havoc on our outer appearance. So, if you are hoping to look your best (think smooth and radient skin and silky locks,) we suggest reaching for one (or all) of these 10 beauty-boosting foods asap.
→ Check out our article on the Top 10 Foods That'll Increase Your Natural Beauty here!
2. We felt more grateful and overall happier
Did you know that there are certain foods you can eat that will help pull yourself (even faster) out of the dreary fog of frigid temps that wreaked havoc on our bodies and minds this winter? These are foods that you can easily integrate into your diet (think oatmeal, yogurt, and yes, even dark chocolate) that have been scientifically proven to boost your mood and restore your optimism. So, to help add that spring back to your step, even before it has actually arrived, we’ve compiled a list of our 7 favourite mood-boosting foods that will give new meaning to the phrase “eat your feelings”.
→ Check out our article on the 7 Foods That'll Make You Happier here!
3. We slept better and longer
Sleep is a blissful reprieve from the stresses of everyday life – that is, if you can get any. Some people have trouble falling asleep while others have trouble staying asleep. But regardless of which afflicts you, dealing with sleep-related struggles can transform that sweet reprieve into a nightmare. The clichéd anecdote to haywire sleep patterns is to find solace in a glass of warm milk. But is it an old wives’ tale or does food really have the power to help regulate your circadian rhythm? Well, we like to think food can do just about anything, so we compiled a list of sleep-inducing foods for a better, longer and more beneficial sleep.
→ Check out our article on the 5 Foods To Help You Sleep Better here!
4. We woke up more energized
Eating a diet that is rich in vegetables, fruits and whole grains ensures that our digestive system is working to it's fullest potential, and not stressed out trying to digest overly processed foods. A healthy digestive system helps ensure that our whole body is on track, which ensures that our energy is spent where it should be: making us feel good! So, eating a yogi-style diet helps not only ensure that you sleep better, but that you wake up (and stay) energized all day long.
→ Check out our article on 7 Mood-Boosting Foods here!
5. Our sexual appetite increase
→ Check out our article on the 5 Foods That'll Make You A Sex Goddess here!
6. We were able to be more zen and focused during meditations
Let's face it, meditation can be tough. Eliminate all stray thoughts? Focus only on your breath? Sit still for (a minimum) of 10 minutes at a time? But, we are learning more and more that practicing daily meditation has so many amazing benefits; from helping us become more compassionate to enabling us to be more patient, loving, joyful, forgiving and generous. Thankfully, there are some foods that we can start to incorporate into our diets, that can help us gain that laser focus we are looking to experience when we sit down to meditate. Here are 4 groups of foods we think are the best:
→ Check out our article on te 4 Foods That Will Boost Your Mindfullness here!