What foods should you eat more of if you want to pack more nutrition into your diet?
There are of course more than 10 healthy foods which are beneficial to your body, but this is a list of 10 shining examples of foods you can order with your online groceries which can be both packed with vitamins and good stuff while at the same time being mouth-wateringly delicious. It is not a pain to eat these healthy foods as they taste great. They also have more nutrients per calorie than most other foods and they have been proven to contain many minerals and vitamins which prevent disease.
Berries, from the juicy and sweet strawberries to the soft and tart blueberry, have high amounts of anti-oxidants which help protect the cells of your body from becoming damaged. This can help to protect you against cancer. Berries are also a high source of vitamin C; strawberries contain even more of it than oranges do! Eating blueberries might reverse short term memory loss and other problems which come with aging.
Berries are like nature’s candy, bite sized and delicious. Spread them over your oatmeal in the morning, incorporate them into salads and have them as a dessert with a drizzle of honey.
Yes, believe it or not having a glass of red wine with your meal can actually be good for you. The grapes used to make it contain resveratrol, which is a phytoestrogen that has properties similar to the female hormone estrogen. This means that it has the potential to benefit certain female conditions such as breast cancer, menopause, heart disease and osteoporosis. However, limit your consumption to one glass so that you can avoid the negative effects of drinking too much alcohol.
Beans are super tasty and easy to cook with because they can be used in so many different recipes, they have such a nice chewy texture and they can really make a dish more filling. They have insoluble fibre which helps to lower your cholesterol. They are also a great low-fat source of protein, magnesium, carbohydrates and potassium. There are many different types of beans including edamame, black beans, kidney beans, green beans, white beans and more.
Try adding different types of beans to your soups, stews, egg dishes and even salads. Aim to eat approximately 3 cups of beans every week.
Bite into a fresh spinach salad with egg, walnut and strawberries on a hot summer’s day. Spinach contains folate, iron and vitamins A and C and is also a superb source of calcium. I suppose Popeye had the right idea all along.
Salmon is incredibly good for you because it is high in Omega 3 fatty acids. These healthy fats improve your brain function as well as protect your heart health. You should incorporate salmon into your diet twice per week, if possible. It is a low calorie source of protein and iron and it can be cooked many different ways.
Try a flavourful barbequed Salmon or bake it in the oven with lemon. Make sandwiches with shredded salmon instead of tuna or make your own sushi with sticky rice, chopped cucumber, wasabi, smoked salmon and seaweed.
Order these dark orange vegetables with your online groceries as they are bursting with vitamin A as well as calcium, potassium and vitamin C. You don’t even need to add much butter, salt or sugar to them because they already have such a rich and tasty flavour. Try roasting sweet potatoes along with pumpkin, carrots, butternut squash and orange bell peppers for a rich and hearty autumn vegetable medley that will be the healthiest comfort food you have ever eaten.
One of my favourite little pleasures in life is eating a fresh and juicy grapefruit first thing in the morning. If I eat grapefruit later in the day after I have eaten other food it tastes a bit intense and bitter, but when I first wake up my palate is clean and grapefruit is the sweetest most refreshing thing.
Grapefruit is a fantastic food because a whole grapefruit only has 100 calories but a whopping 4g of fibre. It will help you to feel fuller longer, improve your digestive health and help with weight loss.
What a food! Broccoli contains an entire alphabet of vitamins including A, C and K as well as plenty of fibre. You might not think broccoli is delicious, but that is because you haven’t had it cooked properly. Don’t just boil it into mush, lightly steam it, stir fry it, roast it or grill it. Add it to grains, egg dishes, soups and salads. Be creative and you will begin to love the flavour.
Incorporate these 10 amazing foods into your weekly online groceries shopping list for a healthier and more delicious diet!