After years of research, scientists at Leatherhead Food Research in the British city have put together not just a healthy meal; it’s the healthiest meal ever, made from the best stuff on earth, and no, it doesn’t include a Snapple.
Instead, these super foods include salmon terrine, a smoked salmon served with fresh herbs and olive oil, a mixed leaf salad drizzled with olive oil, chicken casserole with lentils and mixed vegetables, and a high-fiber multigrain roll.
Since there’s always room for dessert, the healthiest diners can treat themselves to yogurt-based blancmange, which is similar to vanilla pudding and topped with walnuts and sugar-free caramel sauce.
The healthiest meal ever is a pretty hefty claim, but the scientists have backed it with plenty of proof. Salmon is packed with Omega 3, which is good for the arteries, heart and brain, olive oil is good for maintaining normal blood cholesterol levels, the folates found in high fiber bread can help boost the brain, and the chicken with lentils and mixed vegetables is full of protein and other nutritious elements. Finally, yogurt is good for digestion, the teeth and blood glucose control.
If you snack between meals, don’t worry, there are a few treats you can consume to take the edge off cravings. A handful of walnuts are the healthiest alternative, according to the scientists, along with a cup of hot coco or sugarless gum sweetened with Xylitol, a sugar alcohol sweetener found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables.
Plus, the healthiest way to wash it all down is with pure spring water.
If that sounds like a complicated meal to prepare, don’t panic. A simple rule of thumb is to eat foods in their freshest most natural state, which means much of the processed food on the store shelves are not going to make the cut. Instead, opt for the perimeters of the supermarket where the fruits, vegetables, lean meats, fish, and yogurt can be found.