7 Healthy Food To Improve Your Well-beingDTTeam159
It’s always easy to get everything to keep you healthy through food. Here are the top 7 “superfoods” other than veggies that can change your life. 1. Nuts You might be eating nuts daily because of their benefits. Almond is calcium, fibre, and protein-rich nut. It contains magnesium and zinc, essential to keep your bodily conditions under regulation. Cashews are the next set of powerhouses that offer a healthy dose of protein, fibre and antioxidants to reduce the risk of chronic illness. We consume peanuts in the form of peanut butter spread- it is a protein-rich nut that offers the highest protein. Walnuts are also the best nuts for protein, with a good amount of protein, manganese and copper. Pistachios rank the healthiest nuts that improve motor function and reduce inflammation and stress. 2. Whole Grains Grains are naturally a source of complex carbohydrates, vitamins, fibre and minerals that helps in maintaining a healthy diet, lowering the risks of heart disease, diabetes and even certain cancers. Which all are whole grains? - Barley - Brown rice - Oatmeal - Buckwheat - Quinoa - Millet - Popcorn - Whole-wheat bread, pasta or crackers If you’re not sure about the whole grains ingredient in a product, check the presence of “whole grains” on the package. 3. Dark Chocolate Many of you might not like the bitter taste of dark chocolate. It is a source of antioxidants. Many studies show that cocoa improves blood flow, decreases oxidized LDL cholesterol and even reduces the risks of heart disease. Try to buy dark chocolate with around 80-85% cocoa content. Eat only 100 grams and do not consume it daily. 4. Legumes/cereals Legumes are the best plant-based sources of protein. They’re highly nutritious with zinc, copper, phosphorus and vitamins. There are around 16,000 varieties of legumes in the world. What are the common legumes that you can consume? - Beans - Peas - Kidney beans - Soybeans - Lentils - Navy beans Legumes are low in fat, and no cholesterol helps you control weight. 5. Yogurt/curd Though it’s a dairy product, most yoghurts contain added ingredients such as sugar and artificial flavours, but unsweetened yoghurt offers many health benefits. Yoghurt provides every nutrient you require- calcium, vitamin B and even minerals. Consuming it every day increases your immune system. 6. Fish & meat Fatty fish contain vitamin D and Omega-3 fatty acids to regulate serotonin levels in the body. The best fish to eat are salmon, cod, mahi-mahi, mackerel, sardines, tuna, shrimp, and oysters. Meat contains iron and magnesium. Common Red meats: Beef, Lamb, Veal, Goat, Bison. White meats: Chicken, turkey, goose 7. Berries Berries have antioxidants that can improve your skin and hair. They are juicy, containing a lot of water and no calories. Types of berries: blueberries, strawberries, cherries, goji berries, bilberries, acai berries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, mulberries, gooseberries. Bottom line Start eating the above foods and add extra energy to your healthy diet.