Eating well doesn’t always have to be a drag. Here are some foods that are actually healthy and delicious. Your stomach will thank you.
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More than 36% of adults consume fast food on a regular basis. Not only is it high in sodium, but it’s also filled with trans fats, which can increase your risk of heart disease.
That’s not all—it can also cause weight gain and ultimately, obesity.
Given that, it’s best to reduce your fast food intake to less than once a week. Consider healthier options instead.
Need some ideas? Looking for a list of healthy and delicious foods? If so, you’re at the right place.
We’ll be going over some tasty treats that you can add to your diet below. Keep reading to learn more!
Avocados are packed with healthy monounsaturated fatty acids—‘good fats’ that can help lower blood cholesterol levels. Not only that, but they also contain high amounts of antioxidants, fiber, and are a great source of potassium, copper, and vitamins (B, C, E, K).
They’re also low in carbs, which means they won’t significantly affect blood sugar levels. This makes it a good choice for those with diabetes and those who are trying to lose weight.
Don’t like to eat avocados by themselves? You can always spread it on toast or add it to your scrambled eggs.
Cheese is an excellent source of protein. It’s also rich in several vitamins and minerals including calcium, phosphorus, vitamin B12, selenium, and zinc, all of which are linked to improved bone health. For example, it can help prevent osteoporosis.
On top of that, it contains high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin K2, especially those made from 100 percent grass-fed animals.
Avoid fat-free cheeses as they usually undergo extreme processing. Opt for low-fat cheeses instead such as ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, goat’s cheese, feta, and parmesan.
Nuts are healthy foods that are rich in a variety of nutrients. Take pistachios, for example, they’re loaded with B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. They also contain powerful antioxidants, which can help improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
The same goes for macadamia nuts, cashews, and hazelnuts. Keep in mind, however, that their carb content can vary.
And remember, you don’t have to eat whole nuts—you can opt for nut butter instead. For example, you can get a hazelnut spread, which you can use as a dip for fruit or you can add it to your morning smoothie.
Tip: Pick a nut butter without added sugar or oils—the only ingredients should be the nut and a small amount of salt.
Healthy and Delicious Foods That Are Good For You
As you can see, there are many healthy and delicious foods that you can add to your diet. If you want, you can even incorporate them into different recipes!
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