In this fast-paced world full of fast food and street food, it’s difficult to tell what is and isn’t healthy for us to eat. It should be clear, however, that while your local fast food joint may be serving you food that is filling, it isn’t necessarily good for you. There are plenty of food items out there that aren’t only delicious but nutritious as well. Here are several.
Cheese is the perfect snack you can get for when you’re really hungry in the afternoon but don’t want to get anything big. It’s got a lot of protein and calcium per serving, making it very nutritious, and you can pair it really well with other low-calorie snacks, such as crackers or some fruit. When choosing the kind of cheese you want, be sure to get something low-fat, such as mozzarella.
Salmons have a lot of fats. Now before you get turned off by this, remember that the fats present in salmon are the good kind. Specifically, salmon are filled to the brim with omega-3, which reduce your chances of developing certain kinds of heart problems. Eating fish at least twice a week alone can lower your risk of developing coronary heart disease by as much as 30 percent.
Yogurt is made by fermenting milk with live bacteria. This bacteria, when ingested provides some great health benefits for our body. People who regularly eat yogurt are roughly 20 percent less likely to have a stroke or a heart attack. The bacteria alive in yogurt is also known to be probiotic, or bacteria that can give your digestive system a great boost.
You can eat the same amount of dark and milk chocolate, and you’ll feel more full with the dark chocolate, so you won’t crave to eat more with dark chocolate. Not only is it very filling, but it is also filled with fiber and magnesium, and is great for your heart, reducing the risk of heart disease by half for people who nibble on dark chocolate several times a week. And did we mention that it’s also a great antioxidant?
Eggs are basically a superfood. You can eat them whenever you like, they’re relatively inexpensive, and they’re a low-calorie food that’s jam-packed full of protein, vitamins A, B12, and D. Be sure to manage your daily intake of eggs, however, because egg yolks are loaded with cholesterol. But if you are watching your cholesterol, then all you have to do is cut out the yolk and you’re good to go!