We know you’ve been bombarded by all the things you shouldn’t be eating, but we want to switch things up and remind you of all the great foods you can be eating. After all, simply focusing on restriction is about as fun as it is healthy. So stop spending all your energy on what not to eat and start adding these five great foods into your diet today!
5 Foods to ADD to Your Diet Today!
This tasty fruit is full of antioxidants and natural chemicals that have been found to clean up harmful free radicals, which damage tissues and may contribute to a variety of chronic conditions, such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer.
Kefir has yet to explode in America, but the drinkable fermented dairy beverage (think yogurt in a glass) is packed with beneficial probiotics that could boost your immune system. The drink has 29 percent of your daily value of calcium per 8-ounce serving and can be found in your supermarket’s dairy section.
Lentils are a healthy and budget-friendly addition to so many recipes. A half-cup of cooked lentils contains over 9 grams of protein and a whopping 8 grams of dietary fiber. Lentils are also a good source of iron and an excellent source of folate.
Garlic can do wonders for your immune system, thanks to its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Just six or more cloves of garlic a week can slash your risk of colorectal, stomach and prostate cancer in half compared to eating one clove a week or less.
All fat is not created equal and plenty of them are incredibly good for you. The main benefit of olive oil is that it lowers “bad” LDL cholesterol and raises “good” HDL cholesterol, thanks to its monosaturated fats. Olive oil is also full of antioxidants, which help protect artery walls from cholesterol buildup.