Let’s face it. Your diet probably isn’t going to be winning any awards anytime soon. You might eat out in fast-food restaurants a little too often or you may be meeting with the pizza delivery man at the door too many times during the week. Even if you do think your diet is pretty solid, there are always small improvements to be made to take your diet to the next level.
However, you don’t have to start an entirely new diet or try out some of those fad diets you always see on the Internet! Many people think that dieting is something that will take tons and tons of their time/energy. There are actually plenty of simple and clean foods that you can add to your existing diet to get you that body of your dreams. Check them out down below!
OK, so rule number one of getting your diet in order – nuts are your new best friends. This is especially true when it comes to walnuts. You might think of walnuts as only being nuts that you eat around holidays like Christmas, but you should definitely have them in your diet 100% of the time. Out of all of the tree nuts, walnuts are the most heart-healthy because they are packed full of those omega-3 fatty acids you hear about all of the time. Adding these nuts to your salad or your oatmeal is going to help you feel fuller for longer and keep that cholesterol where it should be.
‘Tis the season for pumpkin-flavored items and that’s a really good thing for your health! Even if you get pumpkin in its canned form, this is a really good item to add to your diet. A great way to do this is by swapping out the oil and eggs you use for baking this season with canned pumpkin. If you do this, you are going to lower the calories of your baked goods, plus throw in a ton of healthy beta-carotene, which is a heart-healthy nutrient.
If you haven’t got onto the Greek yoghurt train, then you’re definitely missing out. When compared to fatty regular yoghurt, Greek yoghurt is going to turn your breakfasts and soups into healthy powerhouse meals. Greek yoghurt comes packed full of extra protein, probiotics, and Vitamin D while coming with a lot fewer calories too. Mix your oatmeal with some Greek yoghurt in the morning or toss a dollop of it on your soup, rather than sour cream.
You might be wondering how you can get more fruit into your diet. However, a ton of fruits have way too much sugar to eat a lot of on a regular basis. That’s why you should turn to blueberries. These little guys are not only going to come with less sugar than other fruits, but they come with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to keep you healthy.
Changing up your diet for the better doesn’t have to be difficult. Just throw these four superfoods into your existing diet and you’ll be better off!