It is always a chore to select the right kinds of food, especially now, that there are so many do’s and dont’s. But, you can always go old school and select the foods that your old folks used to eat. These foods have been proven to be healthy and beneficial over time. Everyone can even attest to their benefits. But for those who have no clue what these are, here are some examples of foods you need to include in your grocery list.
Oats have plenty of health benefits. One is that they are low in cholesterol, which makes it a healthy meal, great for starting off your day. This is especially true for people who are trying to avoid fatty and high-cholesterol food, that can trigger or worsen heart problems and other chronic diseases such as diabetes. It is also rich in fiber that will make you feel full for longer. Antioxidants are also abundant in oats, that can reduce risks of cardiovascular diseases and get rid of free-radicals.
- Sprouts and beans
Sprouts and beans are known to be low in calories and are rich in Vitamin K, Vitamin C and fiber, that is why it’s a great snack. They are also rich in protein, antioxidants and other vitamins. For weight watcher, sprouts and beans are effective in keeping the weight under control. It also regulates high blood pressure and improves heart problems. The antioxidants can help protect the body against cell-damaging free radicals that are linked to cancers and other chronic diseases.
Honey has been used for many centuries because of its therapeutic properties. It can help speed up one’s metabolism, when taken before breakfast. It works well with lemon too. This concoction effectively prevents constipation. Honey is also thought to prevent heart diseases because of its flavanoids and antioxidants. It also has antibacterial properties that can help treat bacterial gastroenteritis and ulcers. Lastly, it has great moisturizing properties that are beneficial to the skin. It acts as a humectant, which holds the moisture in.
- Green tea and milk
Green tea is a healthy drink, and considered the healthiest in the world. It improves brain function and can even help you lose weight. It is also known to prevent different types of cancer because of its antioxidants, which prevents damage to the cells of the body. It also contains caffeine, which stimulates your brain, but not so much like coffee.
Milk is another healthy beverage that has plenty of health benefits. It strengthens bones and teeth because of its high calcium and phosphorus content. It is especially good for young kids, so you won’t have to bring them to a dentist at all. Milk also has lactic acid, which makes an effective exfoliant to smoothen skin, and amino acids to moisturize. It is also high in protein, which makes muscles strong and big.
- Plenty of fruits and vegetables
A healthy balanced meal should always include fruits and vegetables. Eliminating one of them in your daily diet would mean omitting some important vitamins and minerals as well. Fruits and vegetables, whether frozen or fresh, can supply vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. They are also known to prevent chronic diseases and heart ailments. The more colorful your selection of fruits and vegetables are, the better it is for you. For weight watchers, fruits and vegetables are also great food sources to control the weight without compromising your health.
If you want to enjoy a long and healthy life, it is best to try all of these at once. They have never brought anyone harm or disease, unless when taken in excess. So, take the ones listed above in moderation.
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This post was written by Joel Cordle (firstname.lastname@example.org)