A New Year is a great time to kick-start any new program that benefits you for the long-term; whether it be personal fitness, health and nutrition, or lifestyle changes. When it comes to dietary choices, by focusing on eating foods that provide superior nutritional benefits, your body feels full and satiated, and is thereby less inclined to gravitate toward unhealthy foods (such as high-fats, sugars, processed or refined foods, and starchy carbs). Featured here are the ABC’s of good-for-you foods that not only help you look good, they actually make you feel better too. Talk about being in the “mood for food”!
Ever heard the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? It’s true! “Apples are considered a good source of immune system-boosting vitamin C, with over 8 milligrams per medium-sized fruit, which amounts to roughly 14 percent of your daily recommended intake.” [Source: Shape Magazine]
Since they’re high in potassium (thereby combating sodium – helping to reduce inflammation), bananas assist your body in maintaining fluid levels. Not only will they give you energy and fill you up (since they’re high in fiber), they’re known to be a mood-booster too.
High in antioxidants (the powerhouse free radical fighters), berries help your skin anti-age, boost alertness and improve memory.
If you were to only eat one vegetable, this would be a top choice. This super-charged, nutrient-rich veggie improves digestion, has anti-cancer properties, and is low-carb (which means it’s great for your waistline).
In Ayurvedic culture, cucumbers are renowned as a “cooling” food. This crisp and crunchy veggie is vitamin-rich and soothing for the digestive system. And when you’re feeling tired, “cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.” [Source: Ayurworld]
5 Comments on “Diet & Nutrition Tips To Look Good and Feel Great”
Paola Monroe says:
I totally love this post, thanks for posting it!!!
And now we have to recover our body of holidays!!
The Dilly Chic says:
Very useful post! I’m just really glad that I love fruits and vegetables.
Have a great year ahead dear!
The Dilly Chic
Bree TheUrbanUmbrella says:
Great post! Eating well means feeling well, and I do have an apple a day!
The Urban Umbrella
thanks for the info. this post makes me happy because ive been eating a lot of apples lately… happy new year!
Megan Elliott says:
This is so helpful! Thanks for the info 🙂 Happy New Year!!!
xo Megan, to: Hello Beautiful