Food Items That Keep Healthy and Beautiful – Staying fit and healthy is any day more important than being slim. If your body does not permit a lean figure, do not force it.
Size zero is out, and being fit is in.
Dieting, over the years has acquired a negative connotation with the size zero frenzy. Thank goodness that we have learnt to differentiate between being thin ad fit.
For me, staying fit and healthy is not about starving, but eating right. And trust us, you don’t need a dietician to tell you that.
Here are some food items, in your daily grocery list, that will help you stay fit and healthy for a lifetime and glowing for years.
An apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Haven’t we heard this a million times? Well, the idiom is based on sound facts. Apples are an amazing source of fiber, which helps normalize metabolism. It also helps in reducing cholesterol, so it is a booster for your heart. But, the most interesting part is, apples have no calories. So even if hog on apples, you can do it guilt free. And what more, it will also keep you full for a longer time, preventing binge eating. Studies have shown that eating apples actually aids one lose weight, more than the consumption of dietary foods like corn flakes and oats. But please don’t just survive on apples. Just add this wonderful fruit to your daily routine, and see your waistline shrink.
Who doesn’t know the benefits of these two protein rich edible items! Protein, like fiber, helps you keep full for a longer time. Whole egg has almost all vitamins, plus calcium, necessary cholesterol, and essential fats. Many people have reservations about heart risks, due to cholesterol levels in egg yolk, but the amount it provides is actually essential to limit cholesterol generation in your body. It is also a great source of energy; therefore, it is a perfect breakfast item. Avoid having eggs later in the day, as protein takes more time to digest. Almost all athletes and fitness enthusiasts include at least 2-3 eggs in their breakfast to keep their body fit and mind active.
Bananas are not just for monkeys. This yummy fruit is an amazing source of protein and fiber for us too. They are also rich in a type of vitamin, and helps fight diabetes. Fiber content in bananas also help in weight loss. Bananas are especially beneficial for women, as the iron content helps against anemia, and are a great way to fight depression. The fruit also strengthens the nervous system. High in potassium and low in salt, bananas are officially a cure for high blood pressure, and prevents heart attack.
Among all the dry fruits, almonds are the best kind of low calorie snack you can consume. If you’re looking for a tasty midday snack, a handful of almonds are a well-regarded option. Almonds contain protein, fiber, and nutrients, all in those small pods. A small bowl full of almonds can keep you full for several hours, and they are great source of energy too, because of its essential fatty content. It also helps sharpen our mind. Like apples, almonds are crunchy and require a lot of chewing, so they will also exercise your face muscles, while keeping you full for a long time.
If you have not already included fish in your diet, consider this – low in fat, high in protein, fish is perfect for our waistline. It is also an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, which is essential for our normal body functioning. Health experts say that eating fish at least twice a week significantly reduce risks of heart stroke. Eating fish also stabilizes blood pressure, and prevents inflammation and clots in the body. Protein content in fish is easier to digest than that in red meats like beef or pork. Eating fish is often recommended by dieticians for those trying to lose weight, as fish contains all essential amino acids in the required balance.
Diets for fitness actually recommend eating small meals every two hours. So, please don’t starve yourself for a slim body. Instead, eat healthy and stay healthy by including these food items in your daily diet. And most importantly, look amazingly beautiful.
Have a happy and beautiful life!