Health and wellness is a huge topic today, and one of the aspects of this topic is diet. We are what we eat, and watching what food you eat can be one of the hardest parts of the wellness kick. There’s this diet and that diet, but there are foods that you need to incorporate into your eating routine, no matter what diet you are on. What makes these foods different is that that are not trendy or “in,” but they are worth looking into.
This is a special food that is a great way to get more protein into your diet. Protein makes you feel full after you eat it, and edamame can have about 15 grams per serving, and because it has so much protein in one serving, then it helps with weight loss. It’s great for a snack and it has also been linked to better mental focus.
This food is a condiment, but it’s great to put a piece of whole grain bread. Garlic can reduce the risks of certain cancers and it can also lower bad cholesterol in your system. It’s low in calories and can give a lot of flavor to something that is normally bland.
Of course normal milk is important, but skim milk has all the benefits with virtually no fat. It gives you the calcium that you need along with other vitamins and minerals that help with visual and can help with allergies! The taste may be odd at first, but the different taste is worth the benefits that come along with it.
This food item is on this list since some health-conscious people don’t realize that a small amount of dark chocolate is good for you because of its ability to reduce certain cancers and improves heart health. Note, look at the sugar and fat content first: you may sabotage your efforts if you get a sugary dark chocolate!
Yes, this common kid’s snack is great for getting healthy fats into your diet, as well as a decent portion of protein. One of the best things about this is that it’s portable, so you can take this snack to work and benefit from the full feeling the protein gives you and the healthy fats that benefit your body.
This food actually takes your more energy to digest, but there are benefits to celery.
It’s a great snack to have if you are trying to lose weight because it has virtually no calories, but it also chock full of vitamins and minerals. You can eat this food by itself, or you could incorporate some healthy dips to give it a little more flavor.
You can eat this food raw, but it has a wide variety of different uses, such as using it to flavor fish, salads, and water. Having lemons can help prevent cancer and it has almost no calories, which is great for all the health benefits it provides.