I have given up trying to carry on with a strict diet regimen during the holidays. It simply does not work for me. Perhaps I am low on self-discipline and on emotional quotient. Still, that does not mean that I totally throw caution to the wind â€“ hence this post. I found an interesting list of 10 healthy foods over at Food Network and I have decided to incorporate these items in my menu in the next couple of weeks. Here are 5 of them â€“ my favorites!
Theyâ€™re part of the fruit family and fruits are generally good for the health. Berries give an extra oomph to health efforts â€“ they have a lot of fiber and antioxidants.
Beans are great as a source of protein and complex carbohydrates. They donâ€™t contain much fat so allâ€™s good. Just make sure you donâ€™t have gout or arthritis as legumes will certainly trigger an attack.
Fruits again, but this time, this group will give you a dose of vitamin C that will perk you up. They also have cholesterol-lowering properties, which is always good.
Carnivores rejoice! Just because it is meat does not mean that itâ€™s bad for you. Our body needs protein and meat is the premier source. Just make sure that you get lean cuts of meat.
This has been a life saver for me. I love oil but it does present a lot of potential dangers. Olive oil is a good substitute for butter, margarine and other oils as it contains monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, and antioxidants.