Tuesday 10: 10 foods you need in your diet
Our newest series is Tuesday 10 inspired by LaurenConrad.com. Each Tuesday, we’ll be sharing 10 different things related to your health and overall well-being. On week 1, we’ll be sharing 10 foods you need in your diet for different nutrient boosts and for a well rounded diet! Remember, a great way to ensure you’re getting a well balanced diet without planning, cooking, or cleaning, is choosing Fresh ‘n Fit Cuisine! Our FRESH, gourmet, chef prepared meals are a great way to eat healthy and convenient even in the busiest of lifestyles! SAVE 10% on your first order with promo code BLOG10! Order online at freshnfitcuisine.com or by phone at 678-208-0341! Now, onto the Tuesday 10!
1. Quinoa: Quinoa is often labeled the “super grain of the future”. Although thought to be only a food trend by some, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-WAH) is actually a superfood because it is packed with protein, fiber, minerals, and is gluten free! Because of it’s high protein power, it’s loaded with all the amino acids that are essential for a healthy diet!
2. Beans: Beans may seem like an obvious choice, but their nutritional value is often overlooked. High in fiber and antioxidants, beans aren’t just good for your heart and waistline, they may aid in disease prevention as well!
3. Apples: We’ve all heard the saying, “an apple a day will keep the doctor away”, but just what are the actual benefits of apples? Turns out the pack quite the punch of soluble fiber (4 grams per medium apple) and the antioxidants and pectin found in apples promote weight loss.
4. Steel-cut oats: Although they can be time consuming to prepare, the health benefits are enormous! Steel-cut oats can prevent heart disease, diabetes, provide blood pressure control, and aid in weight loss. For a easy way to incorporate steel-cut oats into your diet, try refrigerator oats!
5. Blueberries: Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants and can help reduce belly fat as well as cardiovascular disease!
6. Fish: Fish is a no brainer….and it happens to be good for your brain, as well as your heart!
7. Kale: It seems that kale is everywhere lately! Pair up kale and quinoa for a superfood salad or bake in the oven for 15 minutes for a crunchy snack and a great alternative to potato chips!
8. Greek yogurt: By combining greek yogurt with steel cut oats, you have a tasty breakfast on the go!
9. Sweet potatoes: Sweet potatoes may be a surprise, but they are a nutritional powerhouse! They are known to promote bone health, water balance, and normal blood pressure.
10. Nuts: Nuts are a quick, salty, and crunchy snack that is sure to satisfy, but did you know they are also great for your heart?
We’ll see you next week on Tuesday 10!