It’s easier than you think to eat healthily. While we sometimes get distracted with fats, sugars, carbs, and other delicious things, it’s not impossible to live a healthy lifestyle.
In fact, there are foods we can incorporate into our day-to-day routines that can have invaluable effects on our health. Check out this list of some of the best ‘superfoods’ available in your average supermarket. After a while, you’ll notice a positive change in your life.
All berries are a strong source of fiber – something lacking in most diets today. It helps with the digestive system and is good for your heart. They also contain antioxidants which help your skin stay clear and healthy. Make sure to add a few berries to your diet.
Eggs are a great way to start your day due to the high-quality protein you get with each one. Egg whites can also keep your eyesight strong and protect you from sun damage. With a myriad of ways to prepare them, you’ll never run out of meals to try!
Try replacing one of your cups of coffee each day with a cup of tea. Research has shown tea can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s, diabetes and some cancers. Also, tea drinkers have healthier teeth and gums and stronger bones. It’s easy to consume hot or cold, so maybe brew some and keep it in the fridge?
You can always keep nuts at home or on your desk – there’s not much they can’t do! They’re good for your heart, provide healthy fats for digestion, and can even reduce cancer. Be mindful of the carbs different nuts contain, but overall you can’t go wrong with a trail mix.
These fruits are an amazing source of vitamin C, crucial for producing white blood cells and antibodies that fight infections. As well as additional fiber, they also protect you from sun damage and can protect your skin. An Orange a day keeps the sun at bay!
Another orange food that can serve you well. Sweet potato can help your eyes, bones, and immune system stay strong. A small cup of this food can provide four times the recommended vitamin A amount – helping fight diseases.
There’s a reason your parents made you eat it! Broccoli is full of vitamins A, C, and K (which helps with bone health), as well as folate. These can curb cancer and help your skin, bones, and heart. It’s basically a powerhouse of food.
Oats are a whole-grain and plain oats don’t have any added sugar, making them perfect breakfast food. You can start with plain oats as a snack and turn them into healthy meals with blueberries or yogurts.
General rule: dark green leaves do your body good! Like broccoli, spinach has vitamins A, C, and K—as well as some iron, potassium, magnesium, fiber, calcium, and vitamin E. Spinach can help you lose weight and fight cancer. What are you waiting for?
Yogurt has ‘good’ bacteria – yes, there is such a thing! One cup of yogurt has almost half the recommended daily value of calcium and delivers phosphorus, vitamin B12, zinc, potassium, riboflavin, and protein. Those are good things!