There is so much information on the Internet about what you should and should not eat. Some articles claim all fats are evil. Others say that 90% of your diet should come from fats. How can that be? Today I want to set a few things straight and share some healthy foods you should eat regularly!
Different diets will tell you different things, but these are four foods you should include in your diet regardless of whether you are paleo, vegan, keto, or whatever.
Popeye eats his spinach, and so should you. Most diet books will tell you to you to eat leafy greens and for good reason: They are rich in vitamins and minerals like Vitamins C, A, K, and Iron. Leafy greens, like spinach and kale, are also good for your memory!
No matter how you feel about eating fats, you should eat avocados. This healthy fat is filled with vitamins, fiber and potassium. They contain more potassium than bananas, in fact. Avocados are also loaded with monounsaturated fatty acids, which are great for your heart! Fun tip: If you are trying to make a low-carb smoothie, use avocados instead of bananas. I have a recipe for an avocado-berry smoothie in the MFit diet planner.
There have been many studies showing that people who eat nuts are less likely to be overweight. However, walnuts are extra special because they are high in magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids. People low in magnesium tend to suffer from fatigue. Those eating an excessive amount of omega-6 fatty acids (which are in practically everything) and not eating enough omega-3 fatty acids will experience uncomfortable joint pain. So if you want to be energized and free of joint pain… walnuts are one of the healthy foods you should eat regularly.
Berries are a natural source of sugar. Yes, I said sugar. I know that sugar-free diets are all the rage right now, but berries won’t hurt you. When eaten in moderation, berries will satisfy a sweet craving and give you the added vitamins and minerals your body needs to fight off diseases. Add berries to your oatmeal or yogurt, or just snack on them like I do.