These 10 foods can be eaten every day as they’re packed full of goodness for the body and will benefit your health in a variety of ways. We've even got some recipes for you to make with them too...
These 10 foods can be eaten every day as they’re packed full of goodness for the body and will benefit your health in a variety of ways.
We’re here to tell you exactly why some of the cheapest and most versatile ingredients like eggs, peppers and oats are so good for you, as well as suggesting some tasty ways to cook them, too.
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The brighter the pepper, the better it is for you. That means red, orange and yellow peppers should be your first choice when it comes to eating these tasty veggies. Peppers are good for the skin and help to protect it against sun damage. If you can handle the heat of chilli peppers, go spicy – hot peppers can boost metabolism.
Recipes to try using peppers:
Eggs are packed with protein which means they’ll keep you fuller for longer and stop you snacking between meals. They’re also a great source of Vitamin D, which is important for strong bones. Poached is the healthiest way to cook your eggs.
Recipes to try using eggs:
What makes Greek yogurt better than all the rest? Well, it’s high in calcium and is less processed in comparison to other yogurts. It has little sugar, if you buy the right kind, and is helps keep your digestive system running smoothly.
Recipes to try using Greek yogurt:
Berries like strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are low-calorie, high-fibre snacks which are bursting with vitamins and minerals and are a good source of antioxidants, too. They’re a great snack when you’re craving something sweet – so keep some blueberries to hand during the day.
Recipes to try using berries:
We do love spinach. Why? Because it’s packed full of goodness. It’s bursting with iron, which helps the function of red blood cells in the body. It’s also a good source of Vitamin A, which boosts your immune system. And what makes spinach even better is that you can find it in the supermarkets all year round.
Recipes to try using spinach:
Garlic contains an antibacterial, antifungal compound called Allicin which can help you fight against colds and flu. It’s even been said to help lower your risk of certain cancers. Garlic also decreases fat storage in the body and is best used fresh.
It’s true what they say, an apple a day can help keep the doctor away. Apples are a good source of antioxidants as well as Vitamin C (which helps keep the cells in your body heathy) and fibre.
Recipes to try using apples:
Nuts are full of omega-3 fatty acids which are good fats that your body needs on a day-to-day basis. They’re packed with muscle-building protein, too. The only downside is that they’re pretty high in calories, so keep it to a handful a day.
Recipes to try using nuts:
It’s good to see oats on the list, especially as they’re so cheap to buy. Oats take longer to digest than other cereals which is good if you’re trying to lose weight. They provide you with long-lasting energy and will keep you feeling fuller for longer – result!
Recipes to try using oats:
Fish is a great source of protein which your body needs on a day-to-day basis. It’s lower in fat than most meats and is rich in iron and vitamin B-12 which is a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy. It’s also full of omega-3 fatty acids and is easy to digest.
Recipes to try using fish:
- Get the recipe: Slimming World’s griled mackerel (pictured)
- Get the recipe: Salmon on lemon and herb risotto
- Get the recipe: Smoked cod fish cakes
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