Written by IALH Editor
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I think we’d all like to improve our diet if we can, little bit less sugar, more fresh ingredients, less takeaways, more fruit and veg, you know the deal. But it’s not always easy, life gets in the way and you need something quick and easy after a long day so turning to foods that might not be the best for us can happen. If you’re looking for some easy ways to get those healthier foods in then here are 5 you can incorporate to most meals.
Plain yoghurt has all the probiotics a hun could need. It helps your gut and your overall health. Try throwing some over some fruit for an easy breakfast or snack. You can also make it the night before if you’re heading out early the next day. Go for a high protein option to keep you fuller for longer.
Full of antioxidants, berries are super versatile and will go with another of your daily foods – yoghurt! It’s a win win. Blueberries especially contain Vitamin A and fibre, but all berries have healthy properties. If your favourite is out of season, try a frozen bag and chuck a handful in a smoothie.
– Açaí berries
3) Lean protein
It’s important to get your intake of protein, whether it be from meat or alternative sources. It aids healthy growth and maintains muscle mass, lack of protein can lead to feeling weak. Make sure to add a protein source when eating carbs to level out blood sugar.
– Chicken breast
– Peanut butter
4) Cruciferous vegetables
A cruciferous vegetable contains glucosinolates. These are super important for your health and can have anti-inflammatory benefits. They’re also filled with vitamins and minerals.
– Brussel sprouts
Keeps your cholesterol in check and you’re less likely to suffer from heart disease. What’s not to love. Oats are so versatile so it shouldn’t be too hard to get them in your diet. Have them for breakfast made with a milk of your choice or chuck them in a smoothie. Full of fibre, they’ll keep you full longer too so you’re less likely to reach for the snacks before lunch!