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3 Healthy Ways to Spice Up Your Diet

By Genevieve Cunningham

Too many people believe that eating healthy has to be bland and boring. It has to be all salads and chicken and very little in the way of flavor, right? That’s definitely the general belief. Fortunately, this is not at all how healthy eating has to be. It can actually be exciting and delicious! But how? If you’re interested in improving your diet without losing flavor, take a look at these three healthy ways to spice it up.

Peppers

Peppers can add quite the kick to your menu. And along with that flavor, they also bring plenty of healthy benefits. Adding peppers to your diet can actually cause a boost in your metabolism. The same ingredient that makes peppers hot to the taste causes the metabolism to rev up and get moving. This might mean a greater change of weight loss and even more energy. If you need a super simple way to improve flavor and health, pick your favorite peppers and get cooking.

Onion

Onion has long been known to be a healthy ingredient that should be in your diet. It’s a natural antibiotic. It’s thought that eating onion every day can actually improve your immune system and help your body fight off germs. If you enjoy the taste of onion, just slice them up and eat them as a side. If you’re not keen on the flavor, dice them up small and mix them into your meal before cooking. This allows you to skip the texture and most of the flavor, but still have the benefits that onions can bring.

Garlic

If you really want to take the flavor up a notch, you have to learn how to cook with garlic. Garlic has a powerful punch of flavor, and it goes well with so many main dishes. Garlic is thought to be a natural antibiotic, antiviral, and antifungal. It’s a superfood! And for the kitchen newbies, garlic is super easy to learn to cook with. Check out some recipes, watch some videos, or just experiment. You may find that along with the healthy benefits, garlic also brings a wonderful flavor to your dinner that just can’t be beat.

There isn't an unspoken rule that says healthy food has to be boring. It doesn't! It can be absolutely delicious without ruining the health factor. Use these foods to spice it up, and enjoy your new menu and your new healthy body, too.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Porter Ranch, Calif.

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