Foods That Are Your Key to Good Health
By Sara Butler
When you think of eating healthy, does your head fill with visions of bran muffins and flaxseed breakfast flakes? Eating healthy is important to your continued health and wellness, but it can be anything but boring. So, forget those bran muffins that taste like cardboard and explore the world of tasty health food. Here are a few super healthy foods you need to add to your diet.
Berries and Fruit
Don't be scared of the sugar contained in fruit and berries. These sugars are natural, not added, which makes a big difference. Plus, fruit and berries are filled with fiber, which helps your body to slowly digest the sugar and keep your blood sugar stable.
Here are a few fruits and berries to add to your healthy food list:
- Apples - These are full of Vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber, making them the perfect snack
- Avocados - Technically these are fruit! They're full of healthy fats and also high in Vitamin C, potassium, and fiber
- Blueberries - These small berries happen to be loaded with a lot of antioxidants for your continued health
- Strawberries - These berries are low in carbohydrates and calories, plus they're full of manganese, Vitamin C, and fiber
Eggs may be the most perfect food in the world. They're incredibly nutritious, low in calories, and high in protein. Eggs will fill you up and help you stay healthy, so don't shy away from them at any meal!
Unprocessed meat is really good for you, despite what you may have heard. It's a great source of iron and other important nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. Consider adding these meats to your meal routine:
- Lean beef - A great source of protein, this meat is full of iron your body needs to stay healthy
- Chicken - Low in calories as well as fat but super high in protein, chicken is a great source of healthy, lean protein
Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds may be high in calories and fat, but they can still help you to maintain a healthy weight. They're loaded with important nutrients your body needs, such as Vitamin E and magnesium. They also don't require any preparation, which makes them super easy to add into your diet.
Consider adding some of these nuts and seeds to your snack time:
- Almonds - High in antioxidants, fiber, Magnesium, and Vitamin E, these nuts are great for your metabolic health
- Walnuts - Full of fiber as well as a wide variety of minerals and vitamins, walnuts are super nutritious
You are what you eat, so make what you eat super nutritious!
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