When you hear “healthy eating” what do you think of?  For many, the idea seems daunting and difficult to maintain as a habit.  Whole foods fuel us and healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring.  Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, healthy carbs and proteins, and fats are what allow our bodies to function and get the needed vitamins and minerals to survive.  I’ve listed below various food options to choose from.

1. Blueberries

Blueberries are an awesome berry to choose from as they have high levels of antioxidants.

2. Avocados

Avocados are considered a healthy fat.  Contrary to what you might’ve heard we do need fats to sustain a healthy body function.  Avocados are high in fiber, potassium, and vitamin C.

3. Eggs

Eggs contain antioxidants that help keep eyes healthy.  They’re also a great source of protein.

4. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a healthy carb full of vitamins that help yield a healthy immune system.

5. Broccoli

Broccoli is loaded with vitamins A, C, and K and folate.  Not only does it taste great but you’re supplying your body with the nutrients needed to run efficiently.

6. Plain Oats

Oats are a great option for breakfast and full of fiber.

7. Quinoa

Quinoa is high in nutrients and an excellent source of plant-based protein.

8. Salmon

It’s recommended that a person has at least one serving of fish a week.  Salmon has a high amount of nutrients and is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

9. Nuts

There are many health benefits to nuts.  Including heart health, protection against insulin resistance, and lower inflammation.

10. Oranges

Oranges are loaded with vitamin C which is crucial for the production of antibodies that help fight off infections.   They also taste great!

11. Yogurt

Yogurt contains probiotics for healthy gut health.  When selecting yogurt steer towards plain Greek yogurt as it’s higher in protein and has less added sugar.

 

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