It’s important to keep a variety of foods in your diet to ensure you are getting nutrients from different, viable sources. By consuming all types of fruits, vegetables and proteins, you are also keeping your meals interesting, and ensuring that you will eat healthy foods without getting bored.
Personally, I am a creature of habit. I am not someone that gets tired of eating foods that I like. I think I have eaten the same breakfast for the past year straight- avocado toast with a poached egg. I understand that most people are not this way, however, there are a few types of foods that nutritionists suggest eating every single day. This doesn’t mean you can’t mix up the way you eat them, but there are certain things you should try to incorporate into your daily diet.
Eating citrus fruit is not only tasty and refreshing, but it is an amazing source of vitamin C and potassium. Whether you drink some grapefruit juice, throw some mandarins in your chicken salad or eat an orange for your midday snack, getting your citrus in for your day is a must.
This is an easy one for me. Eggs might be my favorite food, and, like I said, I have one a day for breakfast. These little guys are filled with protein, vitamin D, B12, riboflavin, choline and selenium. The yolks are also a good source of eye-healthy antioxidants. Even if you don’t have time to scramble a few in the morning, hard boil some ahead of time and leave them in your fridge as a nutritious on-the-go snack.
This nutritious complex-carb is not only an easy-to-make breakfast, but it can keep your full for hours. It’s also a great way to get your fiber in and has even been shown to lower your LDL cholesterol. If you get sick of eating it as a warm cereal every day, you can also put some cooked, cold oats in a protein shake.
The great thing about turmeric is that it is virtually tasteless, meaning you can put it in just about anything. It is an amazing anti-inflammatory that has been shown to help ease sore muscles. Not only can it help reduce bodily pain, but it is also a rich source of antioxidants. Research has also shown that turmeric can prevent bowel disease, cancer and improve liver function.
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