Every so often, we are guilty of not taking care of our health. One does not need to improve your diet by cutting out cupcakes and pizza entirely. Better decisions can be made by adding – not taking away. If you’re looking for some balance, you could try a two-week rotating meal plan with various protein sources, vegetables and fruits.
According to Medical News Today, experts suggest that there are in fact certain foods that people should eat every day. Here are seven foods that we should actually be adding to our diet:
Known for its soft pinkish orange colour, Salmon is not only a healthy protein, but it is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids – benefiting the heart and brain. Adding this form of protein to a something like a salad, getting a salmon toastie or by enjoying it on its own, are all ways to integrate salmon into your diet.
Eating a portion of raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries provides more than 50% of your requirement for vitamin C, folate, and phytochemicals. You can add them to smoothies, eat them fresh or mix them with some museli and yoghurt!
This creamy treat provides you with a dose of probiotics (healthy bacteria), which play a great role in your gut working correctly. It fuels your body with protein, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B12, and fatty acids. Add to a smoothie, enjoy with granola or if you enjoy the plain jane in one of its simplest forms, just add honey!
For those who are not allergic to nuts, plain, unflavored, and unsalted nuts are a wonderful healthy option. Living with diabetes? Nuts lower the risk of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease. You can add nuts to your salad, pasta or enjoy them raw.
Olive oil is rich in polyphenols that act as antioxidants that protect the body against oxidative damage. It is a better option to cook with or simply drizzle it over your vegetables and salads!