7 foods you should eat everyday – considering a healthier lifestyle?

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7 foods we should eat everyday: learn more about the 5 food groups that we should include in our daily diet for a healthier lifestyle

 There are at least 7 foods you should eat everyday: lost in the midst of new superfoods or new healthy diets popping every day? Don’t worry, what we need is common sense

 A healthy diet should not be just for the looks, it’s part  of a healthier and more conscious lifestyle

It is true that every day we have more and more information about foods and their health benefits. And it is also true that sometimes yesterday’s villain is today’s hero (just Google about egg and butter and you can get a better idea about this).

Common sense

That is why it is more important to use your common sense: to avoid getting lost or following trendy diets. Even superfoods in over amounts can be bad for your health.

Regardless if you follow any restrictive diet (lifestyle and/or medical reasons), it is important to include not only a rich healthy menu, but also include variety and balance in your choices.

 

7 foods you should eat everyday is about balancing all 05 food groups like vegetables, fruits, good fat etc. And it is more effective if it is part of your lifestyle: a healthy diet to support healthy habits like exercises, sleeping hours, relaxing moments.

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Learn more about nutrition and healthy menus

To learn more about a healthy lifestyle,  the website Eat for Health wrote down a Aussie Dietary Guidelines 

7 foods you should eat everyday – learn more about the 05 food groups

Ok, let’s say there are 06 food groups, if we consider the “6th element” our favourite group: “only sometimes AND in small amounts” … a.k.a. Junk Food. Getting back to 7 foods you should eat everyday in the 05 food groups. See below options we have separated for you. Of course, you can substitute food, being in the same food group.

01. Legumes (Group 1 – Vegetables and Legumes)

Beans, peas, soybeans, chickpeas, lentils etc. Rich in protein, iron, fibers and B Vitamin Check out at Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council, also at Eat for Health websites

02. Vegetables (Group 1 – Vegetables and Legumes)

Lettuce, onion, radish, carrot etc. Rich in carbohydrates, fibers, water and vitamins. The darker the greenish colour, the more minerals you get like calcium, phosphor and iron, and the Western Australia Government has a list available to have a look.

03. Fruits (Group 2 – Fruits)

Banana, pineapple, berries, orange, pear, apple etc. Rich in vitamins and minerals.

04. Nuts (Group 3 – Grain/cereal foods, wholegrain, high cereal fibre varieties)

Almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans etc. Rich in omega-3, calcium and magnesium. By the way Cashew Nuts is a delicious topping to eat with Acai. Take a look: Acai Bowl Recipes.

05. Wholegrain/cereals (Group 3 – Grain/cereal foods, wholegrain, high cereal fibre varieties)

Brown rice, oatmeal, popcorn, whole what based food. Rich in fibres, minerals and vitamins

06. Lean meats (Group 4 – Lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs etc)

Chicken breast, fish, omelette. Rich in vitamins and minerals.

07. Alternatives and Derivatives Milk (Group 5 – Milk, yogurt etc)

Nonfat milk, natural yogurt, low fat cheese are rich in calcium .Great information about Milk Group at Earth for Heath website.

And always, drink plenty of water during your day.