Do you want to change your diet to something a little more healthy? There are so many super foods out there to choose from and sometimes it can be a little overwhelming. Since it would be hard to name them all, I am just going to list my top 5 favorites.
Now, if you are a little chubby and came here in hopes of learning a few veggies you can eat to loose some weight, I am not guaranteeing anything. This list is purely for people who want to balance their diet and learn the benefits that some of these foods have to offer.
Avocados contain vitamins C, E, and K, all of which are wonderful for your skin, hair, and body. These green fruits are famous for being one of the most versatile fruits around, and not only health wise, but also for the multiple ways you can eat them. Containing more potassium than bananas and loads of fatty acids, they are used in hair masks to repair split ends, on your face to sooth and calm red skin, and even in smoothies to give you a healthy kick. Avocado oil can also be used to help strengthen nails. The creamy texture is a favorite among health gurus and the simple taste actually goes great when paired with anything. Avocados are great sliced up with some lemon, salt, and pepper for a easy snack. Also try making a healthy spin on the classic grilled cheese by adding a few slices.
An oldie but a goodie. I could have chosen garlic or kale for this section but mushrooms are one of my favorite things ever so I just had to put them in! High in vitamin D to treat acne, awesome for your immune system, and great for preventing hair loss, are all benefits everyone needs. Mushrooms are a power building food, and there are so many to choose from and so many different ways to eat them. Laetiporus, also known as the chicken of the woods are a fantastic option for vegetarians craving that chicken flavor, while the lobster mushrooms are for a more sophisticated pallet. Mushrooms add flavor to pretty much everything and taste wonderful in gravies atop a pile of Czech bread dumplings.
I feel like fennel does not get the recognition it should. Restoring bone health, evening out your blood pressure, and fighting cancer are just a few of the extraordinary things that fennel is good for. Not to mention that its natural source of dietary fiber helps reduce obesity. This fat burning vegetable is also awesome when you want to boost your energy and it is proven that people who eat fennel are not only healthier but also happier in general. Fennel has a texture almost like an onion or choy (A Chinese cabbage) when cooked and tastes great in soups, on pizzas, and just tossed on a pan and caramelized. The best way to bring out its naturally sweet, savory flavor is to roast it with some basic seasoning.
As you probably already know, salmon is the number one fish recommended for people who have dry, dull, and wrinkly skin. This health packed fish seems like it was made to be on this list. Containing all sorts of vitamins including B, B12, and D, as well as a high amount of omega-3 which promotes weight loss and clear skin, this fish was used throughout the world for centuries to heal leathery skin. Eating salmon protects your eyes, helps you sleep, and even is used to help build your brain cells. The DHA in this fish is critical to your brain, and actually makes you smarter, and reduces depression. Salmon can prevent many health issues and soothes sore joints. This fatty fish is tasty when paired with lemon, capers, or any other citrus.
These little green pods are actually immature soybeans. They may be small but they are extremely rich in protein and low in fat. Kidney health is just one of the many benefits of these muscle building beans. Perfect for people with asthma and arthritis, they are anti-inflammatory. The antioxidants help the body get rid of any toxins and strengthens your immunity while the large source of fiber gives you the feeling of fullness so that you do not have to eat as much throughout the day. Edamame beans fight breast cancer and are essential to a healthy diet. They can be prepared in numerous ways, here are a few of my favorites: boiled and topped with salt, fried on a pan with some prosciutto, or in an asian noodle dishes.
I hope that you have learned something from this post and found some new foods to try out! Xx