Eating healthy has equally positive benefits for the body and mind. When we eat good, we feel good, when we feel good, we are happier, when we are happier, we are more productive and the amazing cycle continues. Increasingly, shops and restaurants around the world are getting on the healthy food. Here in this article, we are going to cover the best healthy foods to eat every day.
Green leafy vegetables are already popular in the Indian diet. But they ought to be used more. Spinach (Palak) is found all over the country throughout the year. Cabbages are also found around the year in most places now. Further, depending on where in the country you live, there are hundreds of local varieties of leafy greens just waiting to be included in your diet. These vegetables are loaded with iron, vitamin K, and other essential minerals and nutrients, which help prevent the burden of diseases including cancer.
Known for the bright pink colon, this oily fish is not only rich in healthy protein but also in omega-3 fatty acids, which benefits both your heart and brain. It provides you with bone-building vitamin D. Nevertheless, serving salmon every day will be a stretch for most people. Fung says that eating it at least once a week provides health benefits.
Yogurt is known for its probiotic or live beneficial bacteria. Yogurt has been shown to reduce the growth of harmful bacteria in the digestive system. It helps maintain a stable pH level in the body and can support the immune system. Some research has suggested that probiotics may help with vaginal yeast infections, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcers and urinary tract infections. Yogurt is a great source of bone-building calcium and protein. Not all yogurts are created equal.
Indian diets, whether you are vegetarian or not, are full of grains. Rice and flour are obvious examples, but remember that pulses are an equal part of our staple. Thankfully there are many types of pulses available that you can still maintain variety in your diet. Pulses are rich in dietary fiber and vitamins A, B, C and E. They also contain minerals like calcium, iron, potassium and zinc. Most importantly, they are the major source of protein in vegetarian diets.
A source of high-quality vegetarian protein, eggs can also give your food more staying power. An egg contains about 70 calories and 6 grams of protein. Also, egg yolk contains lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that help keep the eyes healthy. In fact, increasing research links lutein and zeaxanthin to major causes of blindness in people over 50, with low risk for age-related macular degeneration. And lutein also may help to shield your skin from UV damage.