I’m sure as you’ve figured out by now, healthy eating can be a chore when you really have to think about it. Down below you will find some helpful tips on what to look for when shopping for different food groups.
Remember, one of the main keys to getting healthy,lean and staying lean, is to eat foods high in fiber, protein, low in saturated fats and low in sugar content. Check out the healthy list…and take healthy constructive action when your out there shopping!
Breads Healthy Tips:
Look for bread with 100 calories per slice or less.
Look for the word whole on the label. Whole wheat and whole grain is best choice.
If it doesn’t say “whole” then a lot of the nutrients have been stripped out of it.
“Enriched wheat” or “multi-grain” labels may still contain a lot of white flour.
The statement “made with whole grains” does not necessarily mean whole wheat is the main ingredient.
The ingredients are listed in descending order by weight. That means the ingredient listed first is present in the largest amount. Be sure whole wheat or whole grain is the first ingredient.
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Just like bread, the first ingredient should be whole grain.
Try to buy cereal with at least 2.5 grams of fat per se riving
Look for “low in sugar” or “no sugar added”
Remember, you can sweeten cereal with fruit.
Granola cereals may sound healthy but a lot of them are high in fat and sugar.
Fruits: The healthy fruits you can eat.
Grapefruits – good source of Vitamin C
Apples – contain 2-3 grams of fiber and clean teeth naturally
Blueberries – lots of antioxidants great for urinary tract
Raspberries – high in fiber, antioxidants and Vitamin C
Healthy Eating TIPS Oranges – good source of Vitamin C
Apricots – lots of beta-carotene, which is converted to Vitamin A
Strawberries – rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants
Bananas – great source of potassium & good for the heart
Prunes – 1/3 cup provides 5 grams of soluble fiber
Cherries – contain a heart protective ingredient and good source of perillyl alcohol, which helps prevent cancer in animals
Blackberries – another great source of fiber
Fruit smoothies with honey and whey protein make delicious, healthy snacks.
Most berry fruits have lots of Vitamin C and antioxidants and are considered by many experts to be “the healthiest fruit s.”
Even though fruit contains natural sugars, you should still watch your intake.
Vegetables – whats healthy?
Greens – rich in Vitamin C, beta-carotene and antioxidants.
Beets – can lower cholesterol and prevent constipation
Broccoli – loaded with Vitamin A & C. Also contains an anti-microbial compound that stimulates cells to create cancer-fighting enzymes
Carrots – good source of Vitamins A & K. Fiber too.Healthy Eating TIPS
Spinach – contains plenty of magnesium, iron and Vitamin A, C, and E.
Celery – a good source of potassium, Vitam i n A, C an d calcium
Onions – contains antioxidants that help reduce in flammation and fights the effects of free radicals in the body.
Sweet Potatoes – a good source of iron,calcium, fiber and protein, along with a huge amount of beta- carotene and Vitamin C – two very powerful antioxidants.
Artichokes – good source of Vitamin C, folate, copper and
potassium, and magnesium.
Cauliflower – contains omega-3 fatty acids and also a good source of dietary fiber