When it comes to having a healthy lifestyle I believe that balance is the key. It’s important to have a routine but sometimes we get stuck in a rut of eating the same foods every day. Having a variety of different foods in your diet will make sure you’re not missing out on any vitamins or getting bored.
This week try experimenting with something different and incorporate some of these amazing foods into your diet.
They’re a great source of healthy fats and can help to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Avocados are high in fibre and potassium as well as vitamin B, vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin E.
It is an excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D and selenium, as well as the antioxidant amino acid taurine. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein so it’s one of my favourite foods.
This fruit is full of anti oxidants and has potent anti-cancer and immune supporting effects. It’s proven to help lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well as helping to relieve symptoms of depression and osteoporosis.
Chilies contain up to seven times the vitamin C level of an orange and have a range of health benefits, including fighting sinus congestion, aiding digestion and helping to relieve migraines and muscle pain. It's also a good source of vitamins A and E, beta-carotene, folic acid and potassium.
This healthy green is full of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Spinach has an extremely high nutritional value and is rich in antioxidants. It is a good source of vitamins A, B2, C and K, and also contains magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and potassium.
The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, cholesterol level maintenance, weight loss, boosted immune system, proper digestion and regulated metabolism. It also provides relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, and cancer, while helping to improve dental quality and bone strength. These benefits of oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and their respective properties, such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial and soothing qualities.
Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fiber. It is one of only a few plant foods that are considered a complete protein and comprised of all pernine essential amino acids.
Sea kelp is a natural source of vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E, as well as minerals including zinc, iodine, magnesium, iron, potassium, copper and calcium. It contains the highest natural concentration of calcium of any food - 10 times more than milk.
Get some variety into your diet and test out some foods you wouldn’t normally eat.
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