For better health, a stronger body, sharper reactions and a happier life in the year 2016, you should choose your foods wisely. There are some food choices that offer multiple benefits such as dark leafy greens, nuts and certain lean proteins.
Why not add these 10 foods this year to make your diet strong and well-balanced.
Beets – Here is a vegetable that has a rich, earthy flavor. Inexpensive and simple to prepare it seems rather strange that more people have not discovered the many benefits that these root veggies contain. Beets contain natural fibers for digestive health. The fiber is also filling. This means that just a small amount of beets can be very satisfying but even if you eat a lot of beets at one sitting you are still consuming a small number of calories. For dieters this is an important consideration to keep in mind. This food choice also delivers an abundant amount of healthy vitamins in each serving. When adding beets to your diet you are providing your body with high levels of potassium and folate.
Spinach – This versatile leafy green is just the food you want to enjoy when you are attempting to improve your physical strength and health. The dark green leaves are packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Spinach is low in calories and can be prepared in so many different ways. Among the nutrients that are found in spinach are beneficial compounds such as Vitamin K, Vitamin A, iron and folate.
Avocados – An avocado is rich and full of flavor. Although it does contain a substantial amount of calories it also contains the body strengthening nutrients that make you healthier. With this food you are providing your body with a high dose of natural fiber and mono-unsaturated fats.
Salmon – A prime source of Omega 3 vitamins. Salmon is also a good source of lean, healthy protein. Experts suggest that consumers should be eating more seafood and this fish is a wonderful option to choose.
Chocolate – While the addition of chocolate may seem to be a bit of a contradiction this food has proven to be quite healthy. Milk chocolate and dark chocolate both have the ability to balance your emotions, spur the production of serotonin and improve the memory. When you add dark chocolate to your diet you are also providing your body with helpful anti-oxidants that can repair the cellular damages caused by free radicals.
Eggs – The humble egg contains all of the vitamins and minerals that you need for wonderful health. With more than a dozen essential nutrients, a punch of protein and heart-healthy fats this is indeed a “perfect” food choice.
Blueberries – These berries are delicious to eat and low in calories. Blueberries have been studied by research teams around the world and these tasty treats have even been tagged as a true “super-food”. One serving of berries provides you with vitamins, fiber, anti-oxidants and other beneficial compounds. It is believed that adding blueberries to your daily diet can result in better memory, quicker responses, a stronger immune system and a healthier heart.
Sweet Potatoes – With these tasty root veggies you can give your eyesight a boost. Sweet potatoes are a wonderful source of Vitamin A. This food also brings natural fiber to your system that will keep your GI tract operating at maximum efficiency. Enjoy this low-calorie food and keep those sweet-tooth cravings under control.
Walnuts – A handful of crunchy walnuts can help you stay on your diet. These nuts are good for your heart, improve your circulatory system and help you feel full and satiated without breaking your diet regimen. The natural oils in walnuts may even give a boost of strength to your immune system.
Olive Oil – Reduces the risk of heart problems, strengthens the cardiovascular system. Olive oil also delivers those rich flavors from the Mediterranean region.
Choosing these 10 foods is a guaranteed path to strengthening your brain, body, heart and health. Why not begin looking at some of the different recipes and discover how many different ways you can prepare these foods. Add walnuts and blueberries to salads or desserts. Create baked chips with thinly sliced beets and sweet potatoes.
You can even roast root veggies and flavor them with a little olive oil, rosemary and sea salt. With healthy food choices as the foundation for your diet it will be easy for you to create a stronger body this year.
Source by Manish Roshan Meshram