10 of the BEST foods you can eat!
1. Sweet Potatoes: These things are packed with carotenoids, vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. This is a fantastic vegetable that is great for you. Cooking tip: Mix them in a little bit of crushed pineapple or sugar free apple sauce, put them in the over, and BAKE! Such a great snack or side dish for you to enjoy! Definitely a healthy plus!
2. Mangoes: This delicious fruit does not promote weight gain. It’s full of vitamin C and A and helps with lowering blood pressure.
3. Unsweetened yogurt: Some of you may be thinking “Unsweetened? Eww gross!” However, this is a great accompaniment with fruit (such as Mangoes! 🙂 ) Surprisingly, it has more protein, potassium, calcium, zinc, and vitamins B-6 and B-12 than sweetened yogurt.
4. Broccoli: Vitamin C (Getting the hint yet that vitamin C is important???) The folic acid in broccoli helps women maintain normal tissue growth. The best way to cook broccoli so that you get the most nutrients is by steaming it just enough so that it’s still firm. Sprinkle a little bit of red pepper flakes and lemon juice on it, and you have a great dish.
5. Wild Salmon: Did you know Salmon helps prevent heart attacks? There’s a good omega-3 fat in salmon that is a great addition to anyone’s eating choices.
6. Crisp Bread: Your body needs fiber. Any form of wheat cracker is a good source of fiber. Whole-grain rye crackers, like Wasa, Ry Krisp, and Ryvita are great choices.
7. Garbanzo Beans: This is always a good choice for a condiment when making a salad. All beans are good beans. These beans are rich in iron, fiber, and protein and are essential to a healthy lifestyle.
8. Watermelon: We got that vitamin A and C again. This is a great fruit that is a great nutrient, and is fat free and salt-free.
9. Butternut Squash: This vegetable has a lot of fiber, and… you guess it… Vitamin A and C. This is a great vegetable to steam, put it in a soup, or add it to a stir fry mixture.
10. Leafy Greens: Things such as kale, spinach, and turnip greens are great. Leafy greens are full of vitamins A, C, and K, folate, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, lutein, and fiber. If you’re thinking of making a salad, serve with a splash of lemon juice or red wine vinegar.
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