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5 Power Foods You Should be Eating To Benefit Your Health

Updated on October 6, 2014

In the world we live in with its fast food and fast meal solutions for busy people on the go, it gets hard to get all the good things that we need in our diet. Sometimes ( which I know for some) is really hard to do with work and kids and other activities, but sometimes you have to take the time to make sure with a busy life to eat right so you can keep up with your lifestyle pace. So that being said I have 5 top power food for you to include in your diet to help you stay on track.

#1 Olive Oil

This is a really good one to try. Instead of using that veggie or canola oil to saute your veggies or stir fry that chicken, try olive oil instead. It helps prevent some cancers as well as can boot the good cholesterol. Not only can olive oil make you foods tasty but as help you health.

#2 Avocado

This tasty food other than being great with salads and sandwiches is also a good way to get a good dose of healthy fat. Avocados contain an acid called Oleic Acid which is a mono fat that could help lower cholesterol. Its also is a good source of potassium and can help with high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Who know a avocado could do so much! Its taste good and it really is good for you.

#3 Salmon

If you like to eat fish you should definitely give salmon a try. This fish is a great source for omega-3 fatty acid, which makes it essential for a healthy diet. Eating fish can help with depression, reduce the risk of heart disease, and can help with getting healthy skin and hair. Wow! Who knew that if you eat salmon in your diet it could help you look and feel good too!

#4 Pumpkin

Its Fall and a great time to be able to get a hold of this great super food. Pumpkin is rich in fiber as well as beta carotene which is good for your eyes. It also provides a good dose of vitamin C. I was baffled when I read about this, who would have know eating foods like pumpkin pie or even pumpkin ravioli was benefiting your health!

#5 Tea

Drinking tea hot, cold, or infused in food can keep you heart healthy. Studies have shown that drinking tea on a regular basis can have a long term health benefits, this includes prevention of heart disease and cancer as well as reducing the risk of stroke. It also has antioxidants that can protect the body from the effects of aging. Who would have ever thought that drinking tea of all this could do so much good for your body and health.

After really thinking about how good these foods can be for you and how simple it can be to add these tasty and good for you foods in your diet why not give it a try. With the busy lifestyle that we lead these are some quick and easy foods (and drink) we can add to our lunches and dinners.

Your health is a valuable thing why not take time out to continue to stay healthy by adding these foods to your diet. Cheers to your good health!


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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Olive oil and the tea are on my daily list; will have to fit those other three in. Thanks!