Healthy eating habits keep one’s body and mind sound, so we should all have a proper diet plan. The new year will bring many new additions to the food domain, with brands introducing new eating stuff and marketing the same to lure food lovers. Although it’s true that with improved technology many nutritious food items have been produced, it’s always better to stick to certain all-time hits.
Let’s take a look at 5 healthy food items that should be a part of your daily diet.
Greek yogurt is one of the best staples, which can be consumed as smart snacks in breakfast or evening dessert. Apart from being tasty, Greek Yogurt is extremely nutritious and low in calories. A 6-oz cup of plain Greek yogurt has only 100 calories. Rich in protein, a cup of nonfat Greek yogurt will provide you with 24 grams of filling protein.
For busy working professionals, cooking will not always be an option and ordering food from outside an unhealthy option. So if you fall in that criteria, pre-cooked meals will be an ideal thing for you. Rotisserie chicken is one such a good option for lunch and dinner. Within just 10 minutes, you can prepare your meal adding some pieces of sliced rotisserie chicken with leafy green veg including some nuts and goat cheese for flavor.
Oats have always been on the top list when it comes to healthy food due to its rich nutritional facts. Rich in fiber, oatmeal also provides your body with necessary protein elements. Nowadays, various types of flavored oatmeals are available, however, try to go for the unflavoured ones for maximum health benefits.
Half a cup (78 grams) of dry oats contains 51 grams of carbs, 13 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and 8 grams of fiber, but only 303 calories. Adding oatmeals to your diet also helps in reducing the bad cholesterol level in the body.
Most of us love nuts, which are not only tasty but also have several health benefits. In terms of calories per ounce, all nuts are almost equal. Adding nuts to your meals, you can add contribute to your health. Nuts come with a mix of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber that will help you feel full and overpower your appetite.
Consuming nuts may help lower risk factors for many types of diseases, including heart disease and diabetes.
Another great source of protein and B-vitamins is soymilk, which is a must addition to your regular diet. Soymilk naturally contains isoflavones, plant chemicals that reduce the LDL or bad cholesterol level in the body.
As soy milk does not contain any kind of dairy products, those who have milk allergies can consume it safely. According to some studies, diets that are rich in soy protein helps in lowering the risk of certain types of cancers.
Apart from the five mentioned food items, there are several other food products that are rich in nutrition such as pulses, chicken breast, tofu to name a few. However, above-mentioned foods have its proven advantages.
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