With the temperatures rising, do you find yourself craving lighter and crisper foods? Put side the heavy meals and carbs and say hello the best of the season.
With fresh fruit and vegetables being grown close to home, you can enjoy all the health benefits these nutritious groceries items have to offer.
You would be surprised that berries are actually one of the best sources of fiber in your diet! They can offer as much as 8 grams per cup and are packed with rich antioxidants.
If you're firing up the grill, throw on a few stalks of asparagus, it's good for your health!
This vegetable is bursting with prebiotics, a type of fiber that feeds the good probiotic bacteria in your gut. This will help to stop bloat in it's tracks. Add it to soups, pastas, omelettes or just grill it up as a side dish. You won't be disappointed.
Instead of grabbing a carb-filled treat, enjoy a handful of nuts instead. The protein kick will fuel your body and you won't have the sugar crash after. A 2015 study showed that people who snack on nuts may have lower abdominal fat compared to those who enjoyed other treats. Whether you prefer a handful of mixed nuts or almond on their own, this is an undeniable superfood.
Loaded with heart-healthy fats, Avocado will leave you feeling full for longer. Spread it over some whole grain toast with a squeeze of lemon or add it as a side to scrambled eggs and you will be set to start off your day the healthy way.
From cooking with coconut oil to drinking coconut milk, there are many ways to enjoy this rich superfood. Coconuts are de-fatted to leave behind just the protein and fiber which makes it a great part of your diet.
Continue to the next page to see how Potatoes and Iced Coffee made it on the list.
Eating right is not as hard as you may think it is. It doesn't mean cutting out all carbs and never eating a healthy fat again.
Infusing your diet with more nutrient-rich food will make you feel better and give you all the necessary vitamins you need to get through your day.
Bet you didn't think you'd see potatoes on this list! White potatoes are an easy way to book your intake of blood pressure regulating potassium, immune-boosting vitamin C and fiber. Cook them up in the grill or make a baked potato in the microwave and you'll be set to enrich your diet with all the health benefits.
Did you know that 2 Kiwis supply 430% of your daily Vitamin C needs? They're also a good source of vitamin E and contain as much potassium as a banana. Slice it in half and scoop it out with a spoon, and enjoy the delicious taste of nutrition.
Tomatoes are packed with immune and skin boosting vitamin C. They are high in water and loaded with electrolyte potassium so they are great to keep you hydrated on a hot day.
Don't forget coffee comes from plants, so the beans are actually seeds from the coffee fruit. Caffeine helps to keep your bowels regular and is a natural way to de-bloat.
Step aside Caesar salad, because there is a new leaf in town. Grab a pre-bagged baby greens mix at the grocery store and toss together an easy salad in just a few minutes. 3 cups of this mix will provide you with 280% of your daily value of bone-protecting vitamin K.
Which foods will you be adding to your diet?
Source: Good Housekeeping