Cleaning out your junk food drawer can be a sad day. However, that doesn’t mean your diet has to be bland and full of despair. Healthy foods can and should be exciting and delicious. That’s why we’ve compiled a top 10 list of the healthiest foods that you should eat every day.
These green goodies are the superstar of the fruit world. One avocado has 975 mg of potassium and B vitamins, vitamin K, vitamin E, and vitamin C. Not only do they have tons of micronutrients but they are great for people who are on low-carb diets because they are full of monounsaturated fats. Avocado is simply amazing.
You’re probably surprised to see the egg on this list. It’s okay I don’t blame you. Eggs for a long time had a bad reputation because of the cholesterol contained within the yolk. But new research shows that the cholesterol within the yolk is not the type that raises body cholesterol levels. That being said, let’s take a look at the delicious nutritional profile of an egg.
Eggs are amazing because they contain things like biotin and molybdenum. These two nutrients are rare to find in our foods and eggs give us a great source of them. Biotin is accredited with giving you strong hair and luxurious skin, it’s the key ingredient in hair, skin, and nails supplements. Molybdenum is used in many biochemical processes that support your everyday life. Everything from cellular respiration to DNA reproduction needs molybdenum.
Seeds are a great part of every diet. The awesome part about seeds is the variety that you can choose from. Some of the healthiest seeds around are Chia seeds. But, if you don’t like chia you can try hemp seed, flax, or sesame. They all have unique nutritional profiles and can often provide you with the much-needed Omega-3 fatty acids.
People usually skip on nuts because of how nutritionally dense they are. The average nut contains anywhere from 180-210 calories per ¼ cup serving.
The calories are worth it though as nuts can easily replace potato chips as a go-to snack.
If you’re not already eating berries daily, you need to start. Berries are an enjoyable source of antioxidants and phytochemicals.
The best thing about berries is that they are not calorie dense, so a lot goes a long way.
Berries make great additions to salads and breakfast cereals.
6. Coconut/coconut oil
Medium chain triglycerides are the only fat that is immediately digestible.
Coconuts are full of MCTs and great for digestion. No joke. Researchers in Brazil found that just two tablespoons of coconut oil a day can reduce inches from your waistline. Who knew? (Source)
Coconut can be eaten a variety of ways making it a great addition to your daily diet.
7. Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
If you aren’t already eating some every day, you should add one to your diet. But make sure your greens are the dark green type.
These contain more phytochemicals in antioxidants than lightly colored iceberg lettuce. If you’re not into huge salads, try sautéing spinach and other greens as a dinner side.
8. What Are the Health Benefits of Bulgur?
Bulgur wheat is a popular ingredient in many traditional Middle Eastern dishes — and with good reason. This nutritious cereal grain is easy to prepare and comes with several potential health benefits. It is easy to cook up and add to your morning oatmeal or as a side by itself. Bulgar is full of B-vitamins and is a fine whole-grain. If you’re looking to add more grains to your diet than bulgur is the way to go.
There are hundreds of brands of yogurt on the market today. The yogurt you should be eating is the type with live active cultures in it. These are probiotics and can help with digestion and overall good health.
Bacteria come in two forms, both good and bad. Yoghurt contains good ‘probiotic’ bacteria that help promote a healthy gut. Some also have prebiotics, which feeds the bacteria and help them do their job. There are yogurts out there made for you, even if you are lactose intolerant.
Legumes are an essential part of the diet. They are full of fiber and iron as well as protein. Beans make a wonderful side or the centerpiece of your meal. Eating legumes daily can improve your overall fiber intake and aid in better digestion.[divider style=’full’]From Visually.
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