Healthyfoods: Everyday foods for healthy life 

Hello everyone! Happy new month and welcome back to my blog. So today I got you guys an awesome post “Healthyfoods: Everyday foods for healthy life” so you can live healthier for the rest of the year and the years to come. As we all know that “Health is Wealth”. Eating well and exercising regularly are required for being healthy.

Since eating well is an important part to stay healthy, we should keep an eye on the nutrition we are taking daily. We have some daily value requirements (DV%) of nutrients that we are required to intake to be healthy. In present busy hectic life and the lifestyle that we lead, we often eat processed and junk food which fuel weight gain and even skips meals which thoroughly affects our nutrition intake and ultimately our health. The tag healthyfoods are foods rich in compounds (such as antioxidants, fatty acids, vitamins & minerals) which gives you the nutrition enough or more than your DV% in small servings. Here is a list of 10 healthyfoods you should eat everyday.

1. Flaxseeds 

Flaxseeds are an easy way to add a big dose of fiber into your diet. They can be purchased in the bulk food area of any grocery store and can be sprinkled over salads, fish or any type of meal or snack. For you to know how healthy these are, a single tablespoon of ground flaxseed sprinkled over cereal, yogurt or salad provides an easy 2.3grams of fiber.

2. Beans 

Beans are nutritional powerhouses packed with protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron, potassium, and low in fat. The soluble fiber found in beans soaks up cholesterol, allowing your body to dispose it before it sticks to your artery walls. They’re also proven to be one of the best sources of antioxidants. Beans can be incorporated into your diet in many ways. You can whip up a nice batch of chilli with tons of kidney beans, you can serve them fresh or you can work them into a salad.

3. Dark Chocolate 

Rejoice you can eat chocolate! But first of all chocolate here means Dark Chocolate. Dark Chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health as it contains a decent amount of soluble fiber and is loaded with minerals. They are rich in antioxidants, contains high amount of iron, manganese, magnesium & copper. You can eat chocolate everyday, but just a small piece will do. If you keep a portion check, then consumption of dark chocolate can reduce risk of blood clots, lower blood pressure, improve skin quality, and even sharpen problem-solving skills. If you want to eat any chocolate choose the one that has at least 70 percent cocoa to optimize the antioxidant power and health benefits.

4. Yogurt 

A single serving of yogurt will give you a significant amount calcium for the day. It contains high amount of Protein, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Calcium, Phosphorus & Selenium. Full-fat yogurt contains almost every single nutrient needed by humans. It helps in the improvement of bone health, may lower blood pressure and probiotics found in yogurt helps in good digestion and also helps in losing weight. Starting your day off with a cup of yogurt will work wonders for your overall health.

5. Oats 

If you’re going to kick your day off with a cup of yogurt, consider adding a spoonful (or two) of oats. Oats have been proven to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, making them a great choice for adults looking to reduce these levels. 1 1/2 cups (375ml) of cooked oatmeal or the packets of instant oatmeal provide enough betaglucan to lower blood cholesterol by about five percent and heart attack by about ten percent.

6. Broccoli 

Broccoli should be your number one choice when it comes to vegetables. The sulfur compounds found in broccoli which signal our genes to increase production of enzymes and detoxify potentially cancer – causing compounds. Broccoli prevents cancer, reduces cholesterol and also reducing allergic reaction and inflammation. Also helps to care for the skin and eye. Broccoli can be eaten uncooked with a low-fat veggie dip or can be cooked and used as a side dish, worked into a salad or incorporated into a casserole. The possibilities are endless.

7. Eggs 

Eggs are a great source of high quality protein. It provides 6g of protein per egg along with all nine amino acids, Vitamin D, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Selenium, omega-3 fatty acids and Choline (an essential nutrient necessary for a wide range of functions from cellular maintenance to creating neurotransmitters). Eating one (or two) eggs in the morning can help you lose weight, have better eyesight, keep your heart healthy and also raise you a good cholesterol.

8. Milk 

I guess you already know that milk is rich in bone-building nutrients such as Calcium and Vitamin D, but it may also help your body use fat for energy instead of storing it.  Being rich in calcium protects the body from major chronic ailments such as cancer, bone loss, arthritic conditions etc for adults, lactose free milk is good for you and you can also drink varieties of soy or almond milk. One percent of skim milk will be great as part of healthy diet.

9. Mixed Nuts 

Mixed nuts are a great source of heart-healthy unsaturated fats. A recent study reveals that adults who consumed nuts on a regular basis were likely to live 2years longer than their non-nut-eating counterparts. They are packed with healthy fat, proteins, vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. They are rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids with anti-inflammatory properties. They also contain vital B-complex group of vitamins which are essential for optimum health and well-being. Walnuts and Almonds are your best options when it comes to choosing which nuts to eat. Walnuts are great for your heart, peanuts for brain, almonds for disease prevention, pistachios are specially rich in Vitamin B6 etc. Ideal nut serving per day is 28 to 30 grams if you are having any unsalted specific nut and a handful if you are having mixed nuts. Snacking on these tasty products will benefit your health in countless ways.

10. Oranges 

Eating one large, fresh orange will give you 100 percent of your daily recommended vitamin C. It protects against cancer including that of the skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon. It can help prevent kidney diseases. It lower cholesterol, since they’re full of soluble fiber. It aid in good eye health and protect skin. This tasty fruit is also high in fiber and folate, making it one of the best fruits to incorporate into your daily diet.

Thanks for visiting again! I hope you like it and have gotten to know more about some healthyfoods. Always remember that too much of everything is bad. Stay healthy! Eat wisely! Let me know which of these food have you been talking as your daily pills or wanting to start with? You know your comments are always sweet like chocolate to me.  I will be waiting. Kindly like my facebook page Nyphewrites-TheNifeLauresblog. Until I come your way again I say I love you. XoXo💕

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9 thoughts on “Healthyfoods: Everyday foods for healthy life 

  1. The only thing I don’t have here is Broccoli but while I have one of these almost every week, beans and dark chocolates top my list. So I guess I’m healthy. Thank you for this information Nifemi

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