“You are what you eat” is an oft-repeated adage. And, it’s certainly true that healthy food helps build a fit body, and that unhealthy food does just the opposite.
When it comes to healthful living, these seven foods are some of the very best things to incorporate into a daily diet routine.
Yogurt is protein rich, but its muscle building power isn’t its only plus. It’s populated by millions of probiotic microorganisms that help the digestive system stay healthy. However, not all yogurt is created equally.
Stay away from the “fruit at the bottom” variety, and opt for a low-sugar brand that has active cultures and more protein than sugar. Give it some extra zing with a dash of honey or a handful of fresh berries.
Beans are a terrific source of nutrition. Black beans in particular are chock full of antioxidants that are known to improve brain function, support liver health, support normal blood pressure levels, and support healthy eyesight. Even better, they’re full of dietary fiber and protein.
Oats are loaded with soluble fiber, which lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases. And don’t worry about the carbs – because of all that fiber, the body absorbs them slowly, so they’ll provide steady, sustained energy throughout the day without any sugar crash afterwards.
Blueberries hit the jackpot when it comes to antioxidants. Half a cup per day supports both cardiovascular health and cognitive health. Plus, they’re a delicious addition to just about any breakfast.
Spinach includes omega-3 fatty acids, folate, lutein… the list of nutrients goes on and on. Eating spinach on a regular basis can be an effective anti-aging food.
Garlic will help the body fight off bacteria, fungi, and viruses. It’s also great for the heart and it may even help in preventing cancers of the digestive tract.
This microalgae makes an excellent addition to a balanced diet. For starters, spirulina has an astounding amount of protein, gram per gram. It’s also rich in B vitamins and minerals such as iron.
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These are just a few of our favorite everyday superfoods that will help our bodies reach its optimal state. What are some of yours? Let us know in the comments section, and here’s to a healthy diet!
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