Something that you must do all through this year is keep yourself in the company of healthy food. These foods will reform your body and lifestyle in a big way. Say ‘Yes’ to all of these, or maybe a few, as they can help your body stay healthy and fit.
Old is gold! The health quotient of these ancient cereals in being recognized by everyone. Try out grains such as quinoa, millet, oats, amaranth, kamut, spelt, and polenta. These are rich in fiber, vitamins and proteins.
Deserving a lot of importance, lentils, chickpeas, beans and peas are power foods and a great source of protein, fiber, iron and calcium.
3. Good fat
Focus should be on the intake of healthy fat instead of staying completely away from fats. The healthier form of fat comes from foods such as nuts, avocados, egg whites and salmons.
4. Friendly cooking oils
Rather than avoiding oils completely, be wise when picking your cooking oil. Olive oil, rice bran oil, canola oil and groundnut oil are lighter when compared to butter, coconut oil, sunflower oil etc.
5. Fresh greens
Going green should be your mantra in 2016. So two things that are important here are consuming more fruits and vegetables and ensuring that they are fresh. An added advantage of fresh greens is that they can be added to almost every recipe that you prepare, such as salads, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, taco, smoothies and everything else.
6. Skimmed yogurt
Yogurt made from skimmed milk is one super-food that must receive an important place on your platter in 2016. It will provide good bacteria to your gut, fulfill your body’s requirement of calcium, vitamin D, vitamins and protein, keep your skin glowing and even help you shed some extra pounds.
Keep breads as an essential part of your meal, twice or at least once in a day. They furnish our body with the necessary carbohydrate content. Insist on the multi-grain ones.
8. Herbs and spices
Apart from adding a lot of flavor and aroma to your food, these tiny portions of seasonings can actually make your food more healthy. Just sprinkle some spices and herbs such as nutmeg powder, cinnamon powder, black pepper powder, cumin, ginger, peppermint, basil, oregano, garlic or parsley to your food.