Hi everyone! I was just checking my email this morning and on the home page of Yahoo, there was an article I wanted to share. It is "5 foods you should eat everyday". http://shine.yahoo.com/event/makeover/the-5-foods-you-should-eat-every-day-710199/
So, your new goal (along with drinking more water), should be trying to get some, if not all 5 of these foods in each day! Try it, see how it goes!
Just so you know, and I don't get in trouble for copyright violation.. I did NOT write the following. it is an excerpt from the link above..
1. Leafy Greens
Medical experts call them one of nature's miracle foods. Leafy greens like Swiss Chard and Kale are high in nutrients like Folate and Vitamins A and C that can lower your risk of cancer. Just one cup of dark, leafy greens a day could also prevent diabetes and high blood pressure.
Many nutritionist recommend nuts like almonds, cashews and walnuts because they're high in natural fiber. Fiber slows your digestive process, keeping hunger and unhealthy mid-afternoon snacks at bay. Goodbye vending machine runs!
Studies show that consuming onions on a regular basis may reduce symptoms of asthma and the risk of developing stomach cancer. Add them to soups and stir-fry, and just remember -- the stronger the onion, the greater the health benefit.
4. Whole grains
Refined grains, like white rice and pasta, have lost 90% of their nutritional value through the refining process. As if that weren't enough to choose whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, and whole oats, a recent study showed that a diet rich in whole grains actually flattens your belly by reducing fat storage in your lower abdominal region.
Making yogurt part of your daily eating routine can improve your digestion -- if you're buying the right stuff. Check that the label lists "active cultures" to make sure you're getting healthy probiotics, and pick a yogurt rich in Vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis.
This is me writing this part though: make sure you watch the sugar level of yogurt! Some of the yogurts are almost all sugar! Sure, you think you are doing a good thing for yourself by eating it, but if it is mainly sugar, it is not worth it!!