In this day and age, it is becoming even more crucial to revert back to natural ingredients to enhance your health. When it comes to your health, you should not have to guess and check what might make you sick. It is crucial to understand what goes into our bodies because it essentially makes us who we are. Will you use the following natural ingredients to enhance your health?
1. Chia Seeds
Chia seeds have become one of the best natural ingredients to enhance your health for lots of pretty good reasons. These are tiny edible seeds that have been used for centuries in Mayan and Aztec cultures. They contain good carbs, protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. It is just amazing how one food can pack so much power! What I love about chia seeds is that they help make you feel full. I sprinkle them on my oatmeal. You can put them vegetable dishes, yogurt, and even use them as an egg substitute.
2. Coconut Oil
I love using coconut oil on my skin, but it is also a great ingredient to use in the kitchen. The body needs health fats, and this is one of them. It has been proven to help you burn more fat, fight infections, and lower risk of heart disease. I use a spoonful to make my scrambled eggs in the morning. Sometimes, I use half a spoonful to sauté my spinach.
Say yes to healthy fats in 2015. Start with avocados. My grandma loves these [even though she calls them pears]. While this food is low in carbohydrates, it is incredibly filling with more potassium than bananas. The fatty acids in this food are great for your heart also. I love to have them as a side to pretty much every meal. You can add slices to an omelet, roasted chicken, or anything else you think of.
I must confess… I have a slight addicted to this citrus fruit. Not only does grapefruit have lots of vitamin C, it also works well to control your appetite naturally. That means instead of risking your health with dietary supplements, you can use grapefruit to lose weight naturally. Add in a grapefruit half with your healthy breakfast for a refreshing change.
I know that kale is all the rage right now, but you should consider adding in some spinach too. This super food is loaded with Vitamin A, B and C along with fiber, iron and lots of other great additions to your health. However, it is not loaded with calories. This is one of the few foods where eating an excess a few times a month is actually encouraged. Did you know that this food also contains protein? What’s not to love about spinach?
These goodies are packed with protein. That is enough for anyone to love nut, but wait, there’s more! They are rich in omega-3s and fiber too. They are a great snack to pull you through to your next healthy meal. I love to pack them in little snack containers and leave them in my backpack. Convenience can be key in getting and staying healthy, and boy, are these a convenient snack.
Are you currently looking for a filling breakfast that is good for you too? I suggest your try out oatmeal. Oatmeal has been proven to be great for your heart’s health because it can help lower bad cholesterol along with high blood pressure. Also, it is full of antioxidants that can help get rid of free radicals in the body. Not to mention that it is super filling as well.
It was hard to start eating healthy. However, now that it is a habit, I see my body respond even more through healthier skin, nail and hair. How will you make your life healthier this year?