Most people enjoy eating, so why not eat things that are healthy for you? Eating healthy will not only make you look and feel better, but it could potentially save you a lot of money later on because you may not experience the vast array of health problems that you would if you ate less healthy. The key to eating healthy is having a well-balanced diet. Read on for some ideas of healthy foods that should be included in your diet.
Get off the no-carb train and pick up a ten-pound sack of these bad boys. Not only are they delicious, but they are also nutritious. With more potassium than a banana and fiber in the skins, potatoes are a veritable superfood. Just don’t load them down with butter, sour cream and copious amounts of finely shredded sharp cheddar.
Quinoa: it’s not just oatmeal for rich people anymore. While commonly misrepresented as a grain, it is actually a seed native to the Andes. It is related to spinach and packed full of antioxidants and minerals that your body so desperately needs to remain in peak physical condition.
Put down that can of Diet Mr. Pibb and go boil some water. It’s time for some good, old-fashioned tea. Reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and even some cancers but enjoying a cup every day. If you prefer your tea cold, squeeze in some lemon juice. Not only will this make your tea last longer in the fridge, but it is also a great way to get some extra vitamin C.
A veritable powerhouse of vitamins A, C, and K, broccoli is both inexpensive and healthy. As an unexpected bonus, it is also a great source of sulforaphane, which has been proven to lower the risk of certain cancers. There really is no good reason not to eat broccoli. If the taste dissuades you, try putting a head of it into a food processor and dumping the shards into a cheese based soup.
It’s lean, it’s good and it goes with everything. Low in fat, chicken is an excellent source of protein and other essential vitamins. Chicken is less expensive than beef, pork, and turkey. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts often come in bulk packages for a very reasonable price.
These foods are only a few of a great many that you should include in your diet. Variety is the spice of life so don’t be afraid to add to it and get creative. Always make sure to check fat and sodium content in the ingredients of what you are eating. If you can’t pronounce the majority of things in that list, avoid it.