Do you find it so difficult to eat healthy food? And find that eating healthily isn’t that easy? After all, there are so many temptations out there. I’m one who once had trouble eating healthily and hated it very much. The truth is eating healthy is not difficult. The problem is that we are made to believe that fast foods and processed foods are convenient. We are also led to believe they are inexpensive; however, it costs a lot to our body’s state.
Don’t be disheartened. Today, we have a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to choose from. Just visit any major grocery chain and you’ll find an abundance of exotic and healthy foods from around the globe. Not only it’s fun to try new foods, it is quite easy to incorporate healthy foods into your lifestyle.
Let’s take a look at some of the world’s healthiest foods and how you can incorporate them into your life.
Today let me introduce you to apricots. Apricots are often being overlooked, but these delicious fruits provide vitamins and fiber that can help regulate your blood pressure and maintain regular bowel function. Apricots are available either fresh or dried. All you need is to consume one handful of dried apricots or one fresh apricot each day, and you will have enough nutrients.
Bananas, although common, are rich in potassium and provide a quick energy boost. You can either select bananas that are fully ripened or are going to ripe soon. Bananas ripe at a fast paced and a fully ripened banana contains the highest level of starch, which can be converted into sugar in our body.
Bananas are an excellent choice for people with hypoglycemia and are one of the most affordable and convenient fruits on the market. Incorporate them into your morning cereal or grab one or 2 during your tea break. They taste great mixed with other fruits such as watermelon, berries, mandarin oranges, etc.
Do you like blueberries? Did you know they can help to reduce inflammation? If you suffer from arthritis or other aches and pains, eat a handful of blueberries. Add them to your favorite cereal, oatmeal, or include them in a yummy fruit salad.
These vegetables, such as broccoli, garlic, onions, and tomatoes, offer the most health benefits. Broccoli can be eaten raw, steamed, baked, boiled or even grilled. Besides consuming it as a side dish, it can also be added to a salad, mixed in with a casserole, or eaten with a variety of fresh veggies. There are many scientific studies that have proven broccoli has the potential to prevent cancer. That fact alone should make you want to eat it on a daily basis.
Garlic has a pungent odor and spicy taste and it can be added to soups, stews, salads, side dishes, and more. Garlic can be eaten raw but most people have a hard time eating a raw garlic clove. Hence to incorporate this healthy food to your lifestyle, when cooking with garlic, be certain to add it to the dish just moments before serving in order to obtain the health benefits it offers.
One of the most versatile vegetables is the tomato. It can be eaten raw, cooked, steamed, grilled, baked, juiced, or pureed. You can add tomatoes with nearly every type of food. But most importantly you can just eat a fresh, juicy tomato. Nothing tastes better than that. You can also add a few slices to your favorite sandwich or cut into wedges and serve with a salad. Tomato pasta sauce serves as a very good food too!