We spoke to a few nutritionists, including our own Terri Martin, and asked them what they’re favorite foods were. Obviously, these foods would be the most nutritious and ones that we should be eating everyday. The great things about the foods they chose, was that they are all easily available at the store and can be cooked in a jiffy. They chose these foods:
Greek yoghurt is a big favorite as it has a lot of protein, potassium and calcium. It is also a great source of probiotics that is necessary to keep our insides healthy. You can use Greek yoghurt in salad dressings, dips, soups, stews, etc. It is obviously also great as breakfast with fruits and nuts.
Strawberries are your best source of Vitamin C. Aside from the fact that they are delicious and juicy, they are a great source of fiber and flavonoids. They are one of the most recommended foods for fighting diseases like cancer.
Pineapples are delicious, naturally sweet, and a great source of B vitamins, fiber, minerals, and enzymes. Pineapple can be used in salads, as a side, as a topping, in smoothies, etc.
There are so many to choose from including black turtle beans, cranberry beans, calypso beans, etc. Beans are vegetables that are high in protein and fiber and has a lot of nutrients and phytonutrients. You can add beans to stews and soups or even use them in salads or scrambled eggs.
Sweet potatoes have a lot of potassium and vitamin A which our bodies need. They are fat-free and cholesterol-free while being naturally sweet. You can replace regular potatoes with sweet potatoes to reduce calories or add them to casseroles and lasagnas for some sweetness.
Mushrooms are great for adding flavour to dishes like stir-fry and they are low in calories. They are a source of selenium which is needed for fighting cancer. The best part is that you can use them in almost anything and they cook fast.
All of these foods are delicious and easy to find and cook. Make sure they are part of your daily eating habits and you are on the way to a healthy body.