Do you usually promise yourself you will start a new diet this year? Thousands around the world make the same pledge every year. Sadly, many people change their diets to be thinner, rather than healthier.
Would you like to eat healthier food and feel better? Don’t worry, you will not starve. Changing your diet does not mean cutting on everything you like. It is about adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Here is what you should definitely include in your life:
Sometimes called “green gold”, avocados are fruits that contain healthy saturated fats. They are also a great source of fiber which helps your intestines work better. Plus, who doesn’t like some guacamole?
There’s a reason why Popeye was so obsessed with spinach: this vegetable is full of Vitamins K and A. It is also good for your skin, eyesight, muscles, and bones.
Perhaps the most famous superfood of the year, there’s just too many benefits to tell. Blueberries have antioxidant properties, which means they help keep your cells young and prevent aging. They also protect your heart and brain, and help improve your memory.
Adding probiotic into your diet can be life-changing. These supplements have microorganisms that bring about many benefits for your health. They help strengthen your natural immunological defences and also soothe any intestinal distress. Taking probiotics is safe for most people, except for individuals who are immunosuppressed.
These nuts contain healthy fats that are good for your heart as they lower the cholesterol levels. Just by eating some walnuts a day, even in a salad, you will be taking care of your heart.
Once an expensive delicacy, salmon has become increasingly popular. Not only is it delicious, it is also full of proteins and Omega 3 that can help build muscles and keep your brain healthy.
Sadly, many people believe that eggs are bad for your health. This is a misconception as eggs actually contain 13 nutrients, proteins and good fats. There is no other food as filled with nutrients as this one.
- Olive oil
According to a research paper published at the US National Institute of Health, the Mediterranean diet has many benefits for your health. Olive oil, a special component of it, is rich in good fats than prevent cancer. You can replace the vegetable oil in your meals with olive oil, a much healthier option.
- Dark Chocolate
You will be happy to know that chocolate is actually good for your health. Dark chocolate -not its byproducts with sugar and milk- is full of antioxidants. It also helps lower your blood pressure and keep your heart strong. So next time you are craving some chocolate, choose the one made of at least 70% cocoa.
- Do exercise
Together with vitamins, and other fruits and vegetables, these foods can change your life. We recommend you also do exercise on a regular basis to keep your body healthy. Studies have shown that exercising in the morning is actually more beneficial.
Now that you know all this information you can make informed decisions to improve your lifestyle. Remember there is no magical diet. Start by incorporating these products one by one, take supplements like probiotics if you can, and do exercise. You will feel healthier than ever.
This is a guest post.