The idea that dieting is basically cutting down food to cut down weight is a very common and problematic assumption. Diet in a greater sense is proper regulation and food intake practices, partnered with exercise. If in case you do decide to cut down, don’t resort to shortcuts. As is the case in everything else, cheating on your diet will only do you harm in the long run. Instead of cutting corners, make sure you get all the right foods you need to achieve a healthy and balanced diet. Speaking of which, here are some of the healthy foods you shouldn’t forget to add into your food list.
Pineapple is rich in bromelain, an enzyme that aids in digestion, breaking down fats, and reducing inflammation. Plus, it’s rich in Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, which boosts immunity and helps protect cells.
Like pineapple, cabbage also does wonders for people having stomach problems. It’s rich in sulfur, which helps the liver break down toxins for an easier detoxification process. Cabbage is also considered a sulfur-rich food. Sulfur, as the third most abundant mineral in the body, plays a huge role in our overall physical make-up. If you have a family history of cancer, the anti-carcinogenic components of the sulfur in cabbage will keep you from developing the disease. Lastly, cabbage is considered nature’s beauty mineral for its ability to keep our skin and complexion clear and young.
Avocado is a good source of dietary fiber, primarily insoluble and soluble fibers which are both instrumental for healthy and regular bowel movements. More importantly, avocado is also rich in antioxidants which too can help prevent cancer and heart diseases.
There’s a reason for the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doc tor away”. It’s so healthy MedicalNewsToday actually ranked it the healthiest food in the world. It’s an excellent source of antioxidants, and can potentially help combat neurological degeneration, reduce risk of having a stroke, and diabetes.
While it’s been long established that fish is an essential part of any healthy diet, very few actually know the reason why.
In a study by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), as featured in the Daily Mail, researchers found that eating oily fish twice a week could help you live two years longer, as it is instrumental in sustaining blood supply and omega-3 levels. A healthy amount of this fatty acid can help lessen the risk of premature death from heart diseases and also reduce inflammation of the brain, cardiovascular system, and highly-important cells. Some examples of oily fishes are salmons, sardines, mackerel, and tuna.
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