I know 10 sounds like a lot, but if you don’t get to them all (because I know I don’t), at least try to make a conscious effort to check off a few each day.
I found this article online here and have read several articles that recommend similar if not the same natural foods that you should be eating every day!
You Should Eat:
Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries. Just eat them. Berries are high in antioxidants (that’s why their color is dark), and they have anywhere from 3-6 grams of fiber for just one cup!
Yogurt typically has active cultures, or good bacteria, which are great for your body! Opt for greek yogurt since one serving has up to 15 grams of protein and only 140 calories, keeping you full and satisfied.
I am a black bean fanatic. Once again, the dark color tells you it has antioxidants. And 1/2 cup has 100 calories, 7 grams of protein, and 6 grams of fiber. I pair my black beans with hummus and spread it on whole grain bread every day for lunch- try it!
Eggs are a great source of protein, contain 6 grams of protein and 70 calories each. There are antioxidants in egg yolks that help keep eyes healthy and shield skin from UV damage. I like to cook them for breakfast when I’m home or pack them hardboiled in my lunches at work.
Nuts are a great source of mono-unsaturated fats, so good for you! Walnuts are extra good for you, being loaded with Omega 3′s.
One orange has more than enough Vitamin C to help keep your immune system strong. They are also loaded with fiber and folate. One orange can have anywhere from 50 to 100 calories depending on the size. A much better choice than orange juice, which has the vitamins but no fiber.
7. Sweet Potatoes
These guys are high in Vitamin A and so good for you. One medium sized sweet potato contains only 110 calories and 6 grams of fiber. Bake them and eat with cinnamon or bake into chips!
This vegetable is high in vitamins and fiber! Because this is a cruciferous vegetable it contains sulforaphane, a cancer fighting agent not found many other places.
This vegetable boasts Vitamins A, C, and K. It also has fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, to name a few. By the time you get full on spinach you will have consumed almost no calories. Try to add some to sandwiches, in pastas, or make a great salad!
People often boasts the benefits of tea. It has been said to prevent cancer, increase metabolism, etc. I drink tea, but I prefer coffee, which also boosts metabolism and revs you up. But the antioxidant benefits of tea are only found in tea.
Try to pair these foods together at times, and add them in throughout your day! Pack them in lunches, mix them in dinners. The vitamins and antioxidant benefits are worth any learning curve you have to overcome!