The most popular goals made every new year are related to health. Whether it’s eating healthy, exercising more, or quitting smoking, near the top of almost every 2020 goals list is something that will impact your health.
We would like to help you stick to your 2020 goals with a series of tips that could assist with a number of pursuits.
Today’s tips will help those of us who have set food goals. Do you want to gain energy through a healthy diet? Add color to your daily plate? Lose weight? Or gain?
Here is a list of foods that every health-conscious go-getter should add to the regular grocery list:
Food Goals for 2020
- Apples – the perfect snack fruit, apples are also great for both your immune system and your digestive system. If you have the goal to eat less sugar, opt for green apples as opposed to red.
- Avocados – we all know by now that there really is such a thing as healthy fats. Avocados are a creamy and delicious way to implement more healthy fats into your diet.
- Berries – they’re delicious and highly nutritious! Blueberries are the antioxidant powerhouses. Raspberries and strawberries are loaded with vitamins and fiber.
- Citrus – Keep healthy all year with a steady intake of citrus fruit! Lots of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants in these juicy fruits.
- Tomatoes – We’re putting these right after the fruit list because does anyone really know if they’re a fruit or veggie? Okay, technically they’re a fruit, but either way, they pack potassium and vitamins and taste.
- Leafy Greens – Yes, this means kale, spinach, romaine, collard greens, cabbage, watercress, etc., etc. Why all these greens? They’re loaded with vitamins and fiber, and they are known for their power against obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
- Broccoli – Besides being delicious raw or cooked, broccoli has got vitamins C and K for you. It also contains a good amount of protein compared to all its veggie buddies.
- Garlic – Go ahead and hop on the garlic train. This little root vegetable not only brings a dish to life with it’s flavor, it can boost your immune all year long.
- Vegetables – All of them. Sure, there are some that are more nutritious while others may be more delicious. But make sure there’s plenty of variety in your diet and you’ll be just fine.
- Fish – Focus on the oily fish like salmon, trout, sardines, and anchovies. The oils (omega-3 fatty acids) are rich in vitamins A and D and are anti-inflammatory.
- Chicken – There are ways to make this white meat not-so-healthy. But if you can limit the fried versions, you can thoroughly enjoy this versatile meat.
- Eggs – Poor eggs have been through the ringer. But they’ve come out on top! Eggs are absolutely an excellent healthy choice and should be in your regular rotation.
- Almonds – These fiber-filled nuts are your heart’s friend. They are crunchy, satisfying, and loaded with nutrition like magnesium and vitamin E.
- Brazil Nuts – These chunky nuts are often considered the most healthy of all the nuts. They are an excellent source of both protein and carbohydrates.
This is, by no means, an exhaustive list. But it’ll get you started on that healthy eating path you’ve determined to travel down. What other healthy foods have made it on your food goals list?
Here at Amberwood Terrace Chiropractic, we believe in the oft used saying, “You are what you eat.” Nutrition is essential to a healthy body and life. Contact us to find out more about how to live an all-around healthy lifestyle!