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Trying to Get Healthy: 5 Important Foods for Your Diet

If you want to make healthy changes in your life, one of the first things that you might want to change is your diet. This can be difficult to do, but it’s worth it for weight loss and improved overall health. If you are unsure of how to get started, consider adding these five healthy foods to your diet.

Trying to Get Healthy: 5 Important Foods for Your Diet

Eggs

Eggs are a great addition to any healthy diet. For one thing, they are affordable, so if you are concerned that you are going to have to spend a ton of money in order to improve your diet, you might find that this is not the case. Secondly, they are packed with tons of nutrients, and they provide lots of protein. They’re also very easy to prepare. Try making an omelet or scrambling them with your favorite vegetables for breakfast in the morning, crumbling a hard-boiled egg over your lunchtime salad or eating a hard-boiled egg as a pick-me-up snack in the afternoon.

Leafy Greens

Leafy greens like spinach and kale are also superfoods because they include lots of vitamins and antioxidants. Try adding them to a fruit smoothie for breakfast in the morning, making a salad with spinach leaves instead of lettuce, enjoying them as a tasty side dish along with your favorite entree or adding them to pasta or soup.

Sweet Potatoes

It’s often recommended to reduce the number of potatoes that you eat when you want to lose weight. Sweet potatoes can make a delicious and healthy substitute. They include vitamin A, vitamin C and many other nutrients that your body needs, and you can prepare them in different ways. Baking a sweet potato and enjoying it with a small amount of butter can be a delicious lunch or side, or you can make sweet potato fries or “chips” for a tasty snack that doesn’t even taste healthy.

Chicken Breasts

Chicken breasts are a popular part of many healthy diets for a reason: They taste good, they’re relatively affordable, and they’re healthy. They provide ample protein without too many fat grams or calories, and they can be prepared in many healthy ways. From chicken stir fry to grilled chicken salads, you have lots of options.

Beans

Nutrition companies like Plan 7 Coaching often suggest beans for many reasons. They make a great substitute for fatty meats in many recipes, like tacos, and they’re an affordable and tasty source of protein. They also contain lots of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Of course, diets vary from person to person, and it’s always a good idea to consult a professional if you need help with changing your diet. Overall, however, these five foods are a good part of a balanced diet. By incorporating them into your diet, you might find that it will help you lose weight and feel your best.

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