When it comes to eating healthy, it can often seem like a long and effort-filled task that some would rather stay away from. With scientists examining what’s really inside different foods and pumping out data analyses from various sources, it can be difficult to see how easy choosing a healthy diet can actually be.
We’ve made it simple with this article and have listed the top foods you should eat to look and feel great, as well as a few tips to keep you motivated to live better.
Broccoli is packed with vitamins, minerals and disease fighting ‘Phytonutrients’. These have been proven to help reduce risks of diabetes, coronary heart disease and even some cancers. Broccoli is often overcooked, leaving the familiar green completely mush. Steaming broccoli will leave it tender and sweet and make a great addition to potatoes and meat.
2. Oily Fish
You have probably heard of omega-3 fatty acids and its benefits at some point with many supplement stores cashing in on its goodness. In reality, you don’t need to take awful tasting spoonfuls of cod liver oil or capsules. Simply increase the intake of oily fish you have in your diet. Salmon, herring, sardines, anchovies and trout have this oil in the tissue surrounding their guts and it is known to provide benefits to your heart and well as many other conditions. Try a peppered mackerel with a crisp tomato and spinach salad.
3. Sweet Potatoes
Containing Vitamin C, beta carotene and many other important vitamins, sweet potatoes offer more nutrients than most other vegetables. When analyzed, it was proven that sweet potatoes also commonly known as ‘yams’, came up top in the amount of calcium, protein, iron and carbohydrates they provide.
Packed with vitamins and low in calories, spinach is one of the most nutrient packed foods you can get. Just one cup full of the green stuff will provide you with more than your daily recommended allowance of vitamins A and K and also a shed load of magnesium – another wonderful mineral that helps to lower high blood pressure.
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