This simple kale salad is so tasty and packed with loads of brain boosting nutrients. This is easy kale salad is served with a delicious dressing creamy tahini dressing.
Vegan, healthy, raw, delicious, and minutes to make. Perfect for sunny days.
I'm a big fan of kale, and I think kale leaves are lovely eaten in a salad, and this salad is perfect for hot summer days. This kale salad can be eaten on its own, or its the perfect accompaniment to add to a meal if you are wishing for something a bit more substantial.
But most of all I have made this salad to help enhance our brain health. Its fair to say we have all been through so much lately. I cannot think of a single person that hasn't been affected by the last couple of years. So many more of us are living with higher levels of anxiety, stress and so forth. There are so many ways that we can help and support ourselves during these times. Sleep, meditation, exercise all help us in live day to day feeling better mentally, but its also so important we are paying attention to the foods we are putting in our bodies. We can get great benefits from eating the right foods, and supporting our mental health with brain foods is one of the ways we can help ourselves.
We need to be eliminating waste, to make us feel lighter and energised, that leads to more proactive daily habits, leading to better sleep, and an overall healthier existence. And certain foods, which I showcase in this salad will help and support our brain health, allowing us to live with a more positive mindset.
It may seem crazy that a simple salad can do so much, but if we can make more of these small changes to our diet, they will soon stack up, and our inner happiness will increase.
Green leafy vegetables in general are really good for us. Research shows that they help
cognitive decline. Kale is rich in antioxidants, it contains lutein, which is known as a brain booster, omegas and fatty acids that improve the brains performance. Plus its packed with minerals such as iron, manganese, sulforaphane and calcium. Low levels of iron in the body will result in lack of oxygen to the brain, affecting you mentally, and sulforaphane can help to reduce inflammation within the body which can help boost cognitive function.
Avocados are full of monosaturated fats which can help to lower blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to cognitive decline. They assist in healthy blood flow throughout the body.
Loaded with Vitamin C oranges are great for mental health. Vitamin C is a key factor in preventing your mental health from declining. Vitamin C fights off free radicals that can damage brain cells, and this could help with and prevent disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's
Studies have shown walnuts help with better memory skills, motor coordination, improved anxiety, and better learning skills. They are considered the top nut for brain health.
Tahini which is made from sesame seeds. The components in sesame seeds have been shown to protect the human brain and nerve cells from free radical damage. The antioxidants in sesame seeds have the ability to leave your blood stream and directly affect your brain and your central nervous system. They have even been know to reduce the harmful effects of aluminium in the brain, often associated with Alzheimer's.
I hope you enjoy this brain boosting salad as much as I have enjoyed putting it together for you. You will see some recommended products too from myself.
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