The foods that you eat affect your body in several ways. It can affect your general health as well as things like your energy levels. You want to eat the right things to keep your weight in check, as well as being able to cleanse your body from the inside. Sounds like a tall order, right? It doesn’t have to be that complicated if you include a few certain foods in your diet every day.
Eating plenty of high fiber foods is a must. Food that is high in fiber fill you up for longer. This means that you are likely to snack less and as a result, maintain or even lose weight. They are filling but they aren’t full of calories. High fiber foods also help with digestion and having a healthy gut. This is important for your overall wellness and energy levels. You want to get the waste out as soon as you can. The best foods to eat that are full of fiber are things like green beans, chickpeas, broccoli and strawberries.
Other veggies to include in your diet are green, leafy vegetables. If it is green, you can pretty much presume that it is good for you! So fill up on spinach, kale, celery, cabbage, and spring greens. These are all surprisingly high in vitamin C, as well as iron. Iron helps to maintain energy levels and keep you feeling strong. They also naturally contain folic acid which is essential for expectant mothers. So if you are trying to conceive or are pregnant, make sure you are eating plenty greens.
Certain foods that go through a fermentation process can be full of goodness for you. These kinds of foods are things like soy, miso, sourdough, and pickles. They contain good bacteria that is found naturally in your gut. It helps aid digestion and can reduce bloating. These foods can also help to reduce the symptoms of things like irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease. You can also get this kind of bacteria in live yogurts that contain probiotics. Yogurt is also a great source of calcium, which as I’m sure you know, is so important for healthy teeth and bones. Calcium is so important in a child’s diet too, so it is pretty important for all of the family. You can get calcium in supplements or from dark leafy green vegetables if you don’t eat dairy.
Foods that are full of water are great in two ways; they act to rehydrate you as well as keeping you feeling full. As they contain water, you know that there will be a small amount of calories in them too. These foods are things like watermelon, salad leaf, cucumbers, and berries. As well as being filling and low calorie, they are full of antioxidants. It might just sound like a fancy word but it just means that they can help to fight against heart disease and even some cancers. So it would be rude not to include them in your diet.