One of the easiest thing about starting a healthy diet is planning the diet.
We check out various healthy diet on the internet, we talk to our friends and colleague about the diet they follow. We check websites related to health or talk with doctors. And after all this, we plan the diet, which think is suitable for our lifestyle and which we would be able to follow. We print our all the recipes for meals and smoothies or shakes. We have the meals planned from Monday to Friday. But, the biggest mistake we make is we just plan it. We don’t take any action.
Mostly, we get derailed from our diet plans is because we didn’t have the healthy food option at the time when we are hungry. Our schedules are weird and we don’t have time to eat. So, when we are hungry, we just pick something to eat or get a takeout. There goes our diet plan. To avoid such situations keep your kitchen stocked with healthy food options.
A favored option to eat as a snack or breakfast. It contains beneficial bacteria which are good for intestine and the gut. It is a source of bone-building calcium. One cup of yogurt daily can help in avoiding ulcers and inflammatory bowel diseases.
A best ingredient for a fulfilling meal, beans are extremely healthy and affordable. Beans are high in protein, Vitamin B, iron, fiber, magnesium and potassium. It is good for the heart as the fiber soaks up the cholesterol before it can stick to the arteries.
It contains monounsaturated fatty acids and is highly beneficial when included in diet. Olive Oil lowers the bad LDL cholesterol and increases the good HDL cholesterol. Also, it protects the arteries from cholesterol build up as it contains antioxidants. It lowers the risk of heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.
One of the healthiest component to include in a diet. Green vegetables are rich in Vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, folic acids and dietary fiber. They are low in fat and can help in preventing heart diseases and risk of cancer.
Having fruits for snacks is a great option for a healthy diet. Fruits, in general, are low in fats and calories. They are a rich source of proteins and minerals, Vitamin C. As they have potassium, it helps in maintaining normal blood pressure. The fiber in the fruits is important in reducing the cholesterol levels and lower the risk of heart diseases.
Broccoli contains sulforaphane, which assists in reducing the risk of cancer. Eating broccoli regularly can boost the production of enzymes which lowers the risk of cancer causing compounds. It contains Vitamins A, C and K. Broccoli is considered one of the most important food component.
It is one of the most favored breakfast options. Rich in antioxidants and extremely nutritious it can help in lowering the cholesterol levels. Oats contain a soluble fiber called beta-glucan. This is useful in lowering the blood pressure and risk of heart diseases.
Helpful in keeping the memory sharp, blueberries are filled with antioxidants. They are also useful in avoiding the heart diseases. Raspberries contain ellagic acid, which has anti-cancer properties. All the berries are filled with fibers and are important for a healthy digestive system.
Including these ingredients in your diet is a great of ensuring a long and healthy life.
Dr. Jess (MD)
Dr. Jess (Dr. Jessica Peatross) is a western trained medical doctor who began her journey into healing in 2009.
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