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5 Foods You Should Be Eating Everyday

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Mon, Dec 29, 2014 @ 12:04 PM

bigstock-Close-up-Of-Brown-Eggs-54553814The food we consume is more than just something to please the taste buds, it’s also the fuel that keeps us going. But just because a food is considered healthy, doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious as well. Here are a few foods you should be eating everyday. They will satisfy your taste buds, without the guilt, and provide excellent nutritional value!

1. Eggs

Studies have shown that people who start the day off with a scrambled egg and a piece of toast consume less calories during lunch or snacking throughout the morning. This is because of the protein content of the egg! Lean protein can help keep you full and away from the morning snacks. In addition, eggs also contain lutein and zeaxanthin which are antioxidants that have shown to help keep eyes healthy.

Make sure not to go overboard, as one egg has over half of your daily suggested cholesterol, however you should still feel good about including an egg into your daily morning routine!

2. Beans

Beans come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, but one thing that remains the same is that they boost a healthy diet. Beans are an excellent source of protein and iron, especially for people who don’t regularly eat meat. The protein content will help you remain full in between meals and minimize snacking! The iron is also worth noting, as iron plays an important role in transporting oxygen throughout your organs.

Add beans as a side dish on your plate, or mix them into a salad. No matter how you do it, we recommend finding a way to get more beans into your diet!

3. Broccoli

There’s a reason why health professionals are always telling you to eat your veggies! Even more specifically, broccoli has been famous for often topping the “superfood” list because of its incredible nutrition. Broccoli is loaded with vitamins A, C, and K. Its nutrition is often credited to helping bone health, as well as stimulating the body’s detoxifying enzymes which have been suggested to help fight cancer.

Fill half of your dinner plate tonight with some steamed broccoli! Try to fight the temptation to smother it with cheese, and instead lightly season it with some garlic or pepper!

4. Berries

All berries provide excellent nutrients that many people don’t get enough of. Raspberries or blueberries are both a great source of fiber, which may help with weight loss! The high amounts of vitamin C often found in berries is also excellent for helping promote your immune system and smoother skin! Berries also contain compounds that may help fight cancer.

Berries are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth, without the guilt! Bring a cup of blueberries to work to keep yourself from reaching for the candy bowl, or even serve some mixed berries as dessert! The delicious and nutritious properties of berries make this a no-brainer daily food!

5. Spinach

At only 7 calories per cup of raw spinach, this leafy green vegetable is just getting started! Spinach has an impressive amount of vitamins A, C and K, as well as potassium, iron, fiber, and calcium! The nutrients in spinach have been suggested to promote healthier blood pressure, blood health, cancer prevention, asthma prevention, skin and hair. 

Next time you plan to build your own salad, make the easy swap of spinach instead of iceberg or romaine lettuce. The nutritional value will be dramatically increased and your taste buds won’t be disappointed!

We’re always hearing about what not to eat, but it’s important to talk about what foods you should eat! Aside from the fact that choosing the right health foods can taste great, it can also help set you up for fitness success! Add these incredible foods to your daily diet and your body will thank you! To keep your metabolism running strong, we also encourage you to check out 7-Keto®! 7-Keto® is a metabolite that has been extensively studied for various benefits including weight, metabolic rate, memory and others.

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