Being fully a personal trainer, a lot of clients ask me “what’re healthy foods?” Well, healthy foods are basically whole, not fully processed foods that give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs. Examples are fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, all kinds of nuts, milk (if you wish to lose fat only one time a week), whey and (green) beans.
However beans and vegetables aren’t particularly tasty. And who said there aren’t foods that are great for your quality of life but additionally tasty? So here are my top 7 healthy but tasty foods:
1) Dark chocolate. Big surprise! Apart from the positive effects on your own mood, dark chocolate (high-cacao content) also offers positive effects on your own heart, circulatory system, brain function and skin. Obviously you should eat it in moderation (max. a 1.6-ounce a day).
2) Coconuts. Those nuts are not only tasty but additionally extremely full of selenium, potassium and healthy fat.
3) Blueberries. They taste good and are saturated in antioxidants and fiber.
4) Almonds. Almonds contain about 50% oils (mostly omega-9 fatty acids that are great for your brain). They are also full of vitamin E, fiber and essential minerals. Try to consume them in place of chips and other snacks but restrain yourself when you can – they have a lot of calories.
5) Avocados. They might not be to everyone’s taste, but they’re saturated in vitamins (B, E, K), minerals, fiber and healthy fat. You can even produce a guacamole (mashed avocados with garlic, onion, tomato, pepper, etc.).
6) Salmon. Salmon is saturated in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins (D, A and B) and minerals like Selenium, Zinc, Phosphorus, Calcium and Iron. And it’s delicious.
7) Full-Fat Milk. Milk is not merely tastes good but provides your body with calcium, magnesium, selenium and potassium as well as vitamin C, D, A, B and K. Moreover, according to a fresh study women can slightly increase their fertility by consuming full fat dairy products (consuming low fat dairy products on another hand may slightly reduce fertility). Athletes should give low-fat chocolate milk a take to after workouts as studies show it’s even better for muscle recovery than special sports drinks.
You could have noticed all of the foods on my list are full of fat. But it’s monounsaturated fat, the “good” fat, that may even lower LDL cholesterol in your body. The good fat doesn’t really allow you to fat. Carbohydrates, especially too much sugar does tasty food. The foods stated earlier make you are feeling full whereas sugar allows you to crave for more and thus consume more calories. More important: carbohydrates generally stop your body from burning fat. So if you wish to lose fat and don’t have the time and energy to exercise, try to avoid carbohydrates.
This is exactly why bananas are not with this list. Yes, bananas possess some vitamins and taste good, in contrast to the majority of fruits (for example apples) which contain fructose and glucose, bananas also contain sucrose (> carbohydrates), which can be quite much like table sugar. That’s reason why they affect your glucose levels almost like white bread or sugar does.
P.S. In the event that you can’t stop eating toast and oatmeal for breakfast, try coffee with a tiny bit of butter (grass-fed, unsalted). It’s fat, but healthy fat and could make you forget most of the bad carbo-stuff. It might take getting used to initially, but it’s worthwhile!