There are plenty of foods that you should include in your diet on a regular basis, but some foods are great for our bodies yet seem to be missed off our shopping lists a lot more than they should be. If you’re trying to get your body and diet on the right track and you’re wondering which are some of the important foods you should be added to your meals, have a look at the following list.
Did you know that you can do all the same things with sweet potatoes as you can with regular potatoes? You can bake them in the oven, stuff them with cheese, super greens and herbs, and boil or roast them for party food, snacks or to add to a full cooked meal.
Put them in the fridge if you want a nice sweet snack that is much healthier for you than chocolate and other sweet treats. Full of antioxidants, blueberries are great for ensuring you feel healthy and for making sure that you can the right amount of fruit sugars that you need.
If you’re not getting 1-2 portions of oily fish per week, you should start including some in your diet. If you are vegetarian or vegan, there are alternatives to fish that will allow you to get all the goodness that your body needs from Omega 3. You can try algae oil for example, which is suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Take advice from your doctor if you are pregnant, since the mercury found in fish can affect your baby.
Another one that might not be suitable for vegans, but eggs contain high amounts of protein that can be easily incorporated into your diet. It’s a good idea to boil several eggs at once and then put them in the fridge – they will last 1-2 days and this will save you time and money on household bills.
You shouldn’t drink too much green tea since it can leave you feeling dehydrated, but adding 1-2 drinks of green tea to your diet every day can help you to feel healthier. Apart from being a great addition to any detox diet that you might be trying out, green tea can also help you to lose more weight.
A great source of protein for everyone including vegans, the only people unsuitable for nuts are those with nut allergies. These little snacks are full of goodness and high in protein, making them a great source of nutrients for anybody allergic to dairy or unable to eat dairy products.
This food is often missed out as we fill our salads with lettuce, cucumber and kale, but spinach is very high in iron, making it essential for those with iron deficiencies and fatigue/tiredness where more iron may be required in the diet. You can boil spinach and add it to a meal of sweet potatoes and other vegetables, or eat it raw with a mixed leafy salad.