In our busy daily life we often tend to eat what`s handy, quick and easy. A lot of times these foods are packed with chemicals, cheap ingredients and lots of toxic additives.
Eating healthy is an important part of our lives. Nourishing your body withthe right minerals, nutrients and vitamins is essential for a strong and healthy body. Everything you eat, drink and put on your skin gets absorbed in your body and eventually ends up in your blood stream. Kind of important, right?
With so many options it`s hard to understand which are the best options out there. Below, I have listed 8 healthy foods to incorporate more in your diet but please remember – variety is the key. Keeping a balance is important for a sustainable and long term change and you should not restrict yourself to only these foods. Eat best quality foods including below and you will notice positive results towards your health!
Starting your day with a glass of water and juice of half lemon is a great way to alkaline your body and balance the body`s pH level. Lemons clean the liver and other organs from chemicals and toxins and will leave you feeling better than before. Add fresh lemon juice to your salads, soups, tea or water for best results. Just remember – when you drink it in the morning, use a straw, the acid from lemon can harm your gorgeous whites. Try this!
Berries are rich in antioxidants and are top foods to eat every day. Antioxidants are known to prevent disease and cancer growing cells. Berries are also high in vitamin A, C and fiber which promote healthy bone growth and assist in cell division. Enjoy berries fresh for most nutrients and chose organic and seasonal when possible. Try this berry filled crepe cake.
We all have heard that drinking between 5-8 cups of water a day is recommended for sustaining a healthy body. Drinking herbal teas can have great health benefits, often they are filled with antioxidants, have healing properties and can even prevent cold and other diseases. Talk to your pharmacist about which teas are best for you.
Like any other dark leafy green, spinach is high in beta-carotene which has shown to protect against and fight heart disease and cancer. Consuming a cup of spinach a day will improve your health and provide your body with more energy. I suggest consuming it fresh rather than cooked to keep all the nutrients and better absorption. Try this peachy avocado salad.
Consuming a handful of nuts a day can really go a long way. Eating healthy fats are essential for balanced health and can improve brain function and memory. Walnuts have the most alpha linolenic acids which are plant-based omega-3’s which have been found to reduce risk for cancer, reduce cholesterol and depression. Try spiced pears with walnuts and raw cashew cream.
Greek yogurt is a great source of protein and calcium without the sugar. It is naturally fermented and contains beneficial bacteria for digestive tract. Supporting and healing your digestive tract will eliminate toxins and strengthen immune system, so choose foods (like kimchi, sauerkraut) that contain gut supporting bacteria. Try this homemade raspberry yogurt!
Try adding these more to your diet and you will notice positive results!
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