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7 Foods You Should Be Eating in Your 30s ...

By Kayla

Life for most women in their 30s is busy, so it can be hard to know what foods you should be eating. Your body no longer needs the same foods it once did. The days of living on junk food alone are over. With career demands, children, and social activities, your body now needs foods that will boost your energy and fight off diseases. Here are some suggested foods you should be eating.

1 Fish

FishFish is a food that we should eat on a regular basis, and is definitely one of the foods you should be eating in your 30s. This low fat, high protein food helps fight off many diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Fish can be prepared several different ways. You can bake it, boil it, grill it, or fry it. You can even put it in soups and stews.

2 Beans

BeansBeans are one of the cheapest foods you can buy. You can get a can for less than $1 at most grocery stores. Beans can be cooked or eaten right out of the can, if you like. This high fiber food is a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Surprisingly, beans are a cholesterol free food.

3 Leafy Green Veggies

Leafy Green VeggiesThis is one food that you can defiantly indulge in. Greens are super low calorie and have a ton of health benefits. They are packed with fiber, vitamins, and nutrients. Greens can be eaten as a side dish or in salads. They make an awesome addition to your smoothies and to your soups. If you want to stay strong like Popeye, be sure to make greens a part of your life.

4 Greek Yogurt

Greek YogurtI have recently started eating Greek yogurt and I have to say that I love it.The rich, creamy texture is simply amazing. Greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein, Vitamin B, potassium, and calcium. It can be eaten alone or in cereal. I like to put my mine in the freezer for a few minutes and have it instead of ice cream.

5 Eggs

EggsEggs often get a bad name because of the amount of cholesterol they have in them. While it isn't good to eat 6 eggs a day, having them a few times a week has many health benefits. Eggs are a great source of protein and only contain about 70 calories each. They can be scrambled, boiled, poached, or fried. Boiled eggs are a great addition to your lunch, since they stay good for at least a week.

6 Nuts

NutsNuts are a great heart healthy snack. They are fairly cheap and can be stored just about anywhere. Nuts contain many vitamins and nutrients such as fiber, vitamin E and omega-3. Including them as part of your diet can help prevent heart disease and lower your cholesterol. Nuts are high calorie, so portion control is a must.

7 Water

WaterTechnically water is not a food, but it is essential nutrient that is needed at any age. For me drinking an adequate amount of water is something that I have always struggled with. Water helps energize our muscles and keeps us feeling fuller. It also keeps you hydrated and keeps your skin looking healthy. If you don't like water, consider adding a lemon or lime to it.

As we age, our body has different needs. Turning 30 this year has got me thinking about foods that I should be eating and one's that I should avoid. How about you? Do you eat differently now than you did when you were in your 20s?

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