Most people try their best to eat healthily, but they may come up against many stumbling blocks.
For one thing, foods that are not too good for you may be cheaper, more available, and of course, in most cases, they simply taste better too! This can make it very hard to stick to a diet plan and can make it even harder to eat that plate of spinach that you just cooked!
Of course, healthy food doesn’t have to be, shall we say, unpleasant. There are many food choices that you can have when out and about that will help to improve your health and make you feel better too.
So, what are some of the key foods that you need to eat to improve your health? Read on to find out!
There has definitely been a trend in recent years towards plant-based protein sources, and, you guessed it, one of the best options for getting plant-based protein into your diet is to eat legumes.
What are legumes? Well, they are a staple of many East-Asian cuisines, and they include lentils, chickpeas, and beans. They are high in fibre, iron, and folate, which can help you to better regulate your blood sugar and reduce fat. The best part is they aren’t pricey and can even be found in Indian restaurants like urban-tandoor.com.
If your diet is low in fibre or antioxidants, then you might want to try upping your whole grains.
Like legumes, you may have heard of these in recent times. Generally, they are made up of foods like brown rice, oats, whole wheat, and, of course, quinoa. These are all compatible with vegan and vegetarian diets, meaning that not only do they make great side dishes to standard meals, but they are versatile enough to be mixed into other foods to add a bit of bulk, all while being tasty.
Most people have eaten and enjoyed fatty fish at one time or another, but don’t let the word ‘fatty’ fool you- there are good fats too!
In this case, it refers to omega-3, which is great for your skin, your brain, and your heart. Of course, this is only the case if the fish is cooked in minimal oils or trans-fats. So, when you are frying or cooking your salmon, sardines, or trout, make sure you use a low-fat oil option or, use olive oil.
Leafy greens like spinach, kale, collard greens, and chard are high in all the good stuff; vitamins A, C, and K, alongside being great sources of iron and folate.
They are also great sources of fibre and will help to keep your gut healthy while also helping your skin look radiant.
Most people love berries, and, come summer, they are plentiful!
Yes, they are usually high in sugar, but they are also high in antioxidants, fibre, and vitamins. Like everything else on this list, they are also great for boosting brain function, lowering inflammation, and improving your cardiovascular health.
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