CONSUMPTION OF HEALTHY FOODS;
FOR A FITTER “YOU”
Our food determines what we are prone to become. You probably would be knowing this already. Now the question is what are these healthy foods people talk about so much ; And what foods are the absolute fittest for becoming healthier and fitter. Does the consumption of healthy foods lead to a healthier and fitter you. Today,I will narrate some of the healthy foods along with the quantity to be consumed on weekly basis. These will make your diet more fit and in return make you more healthy.Some of them are Olive Oil,Quinoa,Almonds,Whole Eggs,Black Beans and Oatmeal.
Firstly, is Olive oil which is rich in good mono unsaturated fat, making it an ideal food for Heart health. It has potent anti-inflammatory properties. It can help reduce pain and swelling. In addition to cooking with olive oil ,one can use it as a dressing for one’s salad.
Similarly,Quinoa is also a great source of fiber and B vitamins.It is neither a grain or cereal grain, but a seed, and does not contain gluten. It is ideal for people who do not like to eat other whole grains. It can be used 2-3 servings per week.
Black Beans too have more fiber per serving than any other member of the legume family. They might be tiny but beans can help you feel active and fuller longer than almost anything else you can eat. It swells in your stomach and promotes a feeling of fullness. Like meat, they are also packed with protein. But unlike meat, they have no saturated fats.One can consume black beans 2 times per week.
How can we forget Oatmeal.There is nothing better than a bowl of oatmeal to boost your energy levels. Oatmeal is also filled with stress fighting and immunity boosting zinc. Oatmeal can also help promote weight loss and lower our risk of heart disease. It is filled with high levels of soluble fiber that protect your heart. The best oatmeal, is available in the form of a tub which you can cook according to your desire by adding all the fruits and nuts you like. You can consume 3-4 servings of oatmeal per week.
Fifthly, are Almonds which are high in protein, fiber, and vitamin E. They are great for your heart, digestive system, and skin. They are also loaded with healthy unsaturated fats. The amount of calories that nuts have is never absorbed into the body. If you want to work more almonds into your diet, keep a bag of lightly seasoned almonds with you at work rather than hitting the vending machine for intake of sugary stuff. You can also use it in your smoothies and use as a spread instead of Nutella or preservative full sauces. Almonds can be consumed 3 times a week.
And Lastly,are Whole Eggs. They are among the most nutritious foods around us. They are not only rich in proteins but also consist of all essential nutrients and minerals that a body needs.
An egg a day can give protection against diseases such as cardio vascular, lowering Low-Density Lipo -proteins cholesterol, supporting eye health, reducing risk of breast cancer, preventing fatigue, promoting weight loss, can be a good source of , choline and support strong bones.
This does not mean you can only eat these foods and other foods are not healthy. You just need to experiment what works well for you and may serve your purpose for a fitter you. There is a ever ongoing list of healthy foods other than the ones mentioned. So take a step forward and go to your supermarket to explore the organic foods that are waiting for you.