Healthy eating is imperative for a long, fulfilling life. Filling our bodies with junk food can have drastic consequences. Back in 2010, 40,000 deaths were linked to eating junk food. Not only can eating correctly prolong your life, but it can also help your body rehabilitate faster following any sustained injuries. For those who have suffered injuries in the past, it can take as little as 30 seconds to see if you are entitled for a claim. But below are some of the healthiest foods you can eat to avoid any health problems in the first place.
Right now, the world has gone kale mad, and rightly so. Not only does it inject your body with a whole host of cancer-fighting antioxidants, but it is also comes with a legion of Vitamin A, which can strengthen the immune system and bolster the health of your eyes and your skin. Fibre can also be gained from eating kale, whilst a one-cup serving has nearly as much Vitamin C as an orange. A food that fights scurvy, cancer and heart diseases is certainly something you want to eat.
Fish is the ultimate source of protein, and the tiny sardine is the best of this star-studded bunch. They can improve your mental health with its omega-3 fats, which have been linked to mood boosting, and can strengthen your bones. This is all the more important if you have broken one, thanks to its high levels of Vitamin D. Moreover, due to their lowly rank on the food chain, they are not packing as many as toxins as bigger fish can.
For starters, pomegranate is absolutely delicious. Absorbing the natural chemicals from a pomegranate helps neutralise free radicals that can damage tissue and lead to nasty illnesses like heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer. Preparing a pomegranate can be a slightly onerous task, so if you are lacking in time then just drink a glass of pomegranate juice. However, if you do have the time then you really should be putting the work in yourself. A half cup of seeds has just 72 calories but four grams of fibre.
Eating your oats is not only a great way to rejuvenate your energy levels in the morning, but the four grams of soluble fibre found in each cup of oatmeal can help your body see a five per cent drop in “bad” LDL cholesterol. Additionally, for those trying to lose weight, the Journal of Nutrition argue that eating oatmeal three hours before exercising could see you burn more fat.
This is a lot easier to cook that couscous, taking between 15-20 minutes in all. With the food being high in protein and fibre, eating it does not see your body take an influx of nasties while this combination of protein and fibre helps you stay full for longer.
Kefer is an Asian yogurt drink. It is like Mango Lassi. Having a glass of this every day will do wonders to your immune system, whilst also giving your bones some more mettle thanks to it containing 29 per cent of your daily calcium recommendation. If you cannot get your hands on Kefer, then natural yogurt is a very good alternative.