Include these 10 foods in your daily diet, and you’ll already be well on your way to living a healthier and happier life. Pretty simple, huh?
- Berries: Whatever kind of berries you like, they’re all packed with antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. For an easy dessert, make a parfait alternating the fruit with light, non-fat yogurt.
- Fish: Certain types of fish, such as salmon, are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Just remember to stay away from breaded and fried fish.
- Nuts: Eating a small portion (about an ounce) of nuts provides you with healthy, needed fats. They’re also filling and often contain fiber and magnesium.
- Citrus Fruit: For fiber and vitamin C, try eating grapefruit and oranges. Include lime and lemon juice in your cooking as well.
- Beans: Just a half a cup of beans provides 1/3 of your recommended daily fiber. They also have a ton of protein without saturated fats–just don’t forget to wash the salts off of canned beans before consumption (though fresh beans are the healthiest).
- Milk and Yogurt: Fat free milk and dairy contains a lot of vitamin D, and they help build strong bones and teeth.
- Whole Grains: The germ and bran in whole grains contains magnesium, chromium, omega 3 fatty acids and folate. Make sure to read the packaging on foods carefully to ensure you’re actually buying 100% all grain.
- Tomatoes: These delicious fruits contain vitamin C, iron, vitamin E. You can eat them fresh, or cook them into countless dishes to add health and nutrition to your meals.
- Sweet Potatoes: Use these in place of regular potatoes, because they contain a ton of vitamin A and fiber.
- Dark Leafy Vegetables: Spinach and kale have very few calories and carbs, so they’re a healthy addition to any meal.
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