At the start of a new year, you may finally find yourself able and ready to make changes you’ve been avoiding in the past. For many people, this means choosing healthier foods to eat. Kicking off 2020 with a healthy diet is something you would have a difficult time arguing with.
Health officials are encouraging everyone to incorporate more vegetables and fruits into their diet. You can do this by adding more lentils to your diet. As a plant-based protein, it provides you with fiber, folate, and iron, of which the latter can give you an increased amount of energy.
Despite its acidity, one healthy food you are urged to eat more of is tomatoes. They are an excellent source of Vitamin C and since they are compatible with so many dishes, you have many choices in how to incorporate them into your diet.
Most green vegetables are also rich in vitamins. Your healthiest choices among green vegetables are cabbage and spinach, as well as broccoli. While each of these vegetables provides you with potassium and folate, as well as Vitamins A and C, broccoli has the added benefit of helping you keep your hormones balanced.
Any citrusy fruit is also one that you should have more of in your diet. Vitamin C and folate are found in grapefruits, oranges, and lemons. Experts also recommend that you include choosing salad dressing with lemon or limes in it. Adding the flavor of these fruits to a dish can make it easier to avoid adding unhealthy salt.
It isn’t just fresh fruits and vegetables that should be a bigger part of your diet in 2020. Frozen and canned fruits and vegetables are just as beneficial to your health. When the fruits and vegetables you love are out of season, you can still stay committed to a healthy diet.
However, it is important to keep in mind that the canned fruit you choose should be packed in its own juice or in water. And when you are shopping for canned vegetables, you should avoid those that are immersed in cream sauces or preserved with butter or salt.
To maintain a healthy diet without giving up dessert, choose sugar free yogurts. With so many possible flavors you don’t have to be limited. Fat-free or low-fat yogurt adds to your diet without harming your health. It’s a great way to fulfill your sweet tooth.
Making healthy choices when it comes to the foods you eat in 2020 doesn’t have to be difficult. The more you know about your options, the easier it is to make informed decisions. There are many dishes that incorporate the foods that will be the healthiest to eat in the coming year.