9 Tasty and Healthy Foods that Your Family Will Love
9 Tasty and Healthy Foods that Your Family Will Love – fab article by guest blogger Dylan Foster of HealthWellWise.com
The way we eat impacts the way we live the rest of our lives. The kind of food you eat can have positive or negative effects on your mental health. Eating healthy helps you be mentally stronger and gives you more resilience. There’s a colorful world out there full of nutritious and delicious food. Here are nine that you should incorporate into your diet.
Studies have demonstrated that eating berries can promote cardiovascular health because berries can prevent oxidative stress and influence healthy sugar and fat metabolism. Berries can include strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and other variations. Enjoy yourself with all the berries you can get, since they’re such a delightful fruit.
Almonds are one food that has been scientifically shown to help maintain healthy weight, increase B vitamins that can help with energy and control cholesterol levels. You can find almonds everywhere these days: salted, unsalted, in butter, as milk, even in ice cream. Try incorporating almonds into salads or just as a snack food.
An article about popcorn from the American Chemical Society highlights the fact that popcorn has higher levels of polyphenols, a type of antioxidants, than some other fruits and veggies. It’s also high in fiber. You can now enjoy your popcorn even more now, although the less butter and salt, the healthier it is.
One major benefit of eating avocados is that the specific kinds of fat they contain can help you feel full after eating. Avocados are incredibly versatile. You can put them in smoothies, toast, make guacamole, cut up into salads — and can even be eaten on their own.
Eggs are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for brain and heart health. They’re high in protein and can help you feel more full. Eggs don’t have to be just for breakfast—they can be made into all kinds of recipes and foods.
Peanuts are rich in fiber and antioxidants. Plus, they promote a healthy heart by supplying important nutrients that can mediate cardiovascular health. You can eat peanuts with many different meals and foods. It’s hard to go wrong with peanut butter.
Some carrots have been scientifically proven to increase the bioavailability of antioxidants such as lycopene and beta-carotene. These can help prevent radical damage that contributes to multiple health problems, such as cancer. You can eat carrots with hummus, peanut butter, steamed, cooked and in other variations.
Edamame is a food that is easy to incorporate into your diet because it pairs well with so many other foods and can be prepared in many different ways. It’s a nice, crunchy food that’s high in fiber and antioxidants. You can eat it plain, or mix it in with multiple dishes. Don’t be afraid to experiment with edamame, as its taste and texture is quite memorable.
- Sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes are high in potassium, vitamins A and C, fiber and other nutrients a body needs. They’re so large that it doesn’t take much to feed your family. You can have fun with them and make homemade sweet potato fries, or you can throw some in the oven, bake them and eat them straight.
You may already be eating some of these foods, but some of these other foods are just waiting for you to try them out. Healthy eating can be experiential, fun and delicious. It can also improve your psychological state and help you in your journey of self-care. The more healthy food you eat, the better you’ll feel.
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