Some of the Foods You Should Be Eating NOW!

Some of the Foods You Should Be Eating NOW!

We’re always striving to maintain a happy and healthy body and we all have different goals. Whether you’re aiming to lose weight or just increase your overall health then you’re going to need two things; a well-balanced nutritious diet and plenty of exercise. It’s as simple as that.
All too often people mistake losing weight with eating less food, when you should really be focusing on what it is you’re eating, and not the quantity. You should be filling your diet with superfoods that will support your body and enhance your health. Listen to your body, understand what it needs and how you can fulfill this.
Start with the supermarket. You can pick up loads of amazing superfoods on your weekly shopping trip!  

Some examples are:

Blueberries - Blueberries are a natural antioxidant and can help remove toxins from your body. They also taste great!  Eat them as a snack or sprinkle on top of some yogurt or steel cut oats for breakfast or a mid-morning pick-me-up.

Kale - Social media peeps love kale, and for good reason.  Kale is bursting with fiber, in fact one cup contains 2.3 grams of fiber.  It’s also great for increasing your calcium and iron levels. Vegetarians should invest in kale to build up their iron stocks. If you don’t like the taste then freeze it for a ‘smoothie ready’ add-on, blend it up with some other green veggies and fruit to make a green machine!

Oranges - Oranges are very rich in vitamin C and fiber.  They also promote the breakdown of fats in your stomach.  Vitamin C promotes the production of carnitine in your body which breaks down fatty acids. They are also great for curbing those sugar cravings!

Yogurt - Yogurt is high in protein. Just make sure you opt for plain yogurt with no added flavorings, sugar or sugar substitutes.  It makes for a great breakfast mixed with your choice of healthy additions:  natural honey, fruit, nuts . . . 

Avocado - Avocados are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals.  This is coming with 160 calories, 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy fats. Although it contains 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those are fiber so there are only 2 “net” carbs, making this a low-carb friendly plant food.  Avocados do not contain any cholesterol or sodium, and are low in saturated fat.  The healthy fats help keep your heart in shape. Slice them up and sprinkle with sea salt or mash them up and squeeze some lime juice in for a quick guacamole style dip!