You can improve your overall health, appearance and vitality with a few simple dietary changes. By making these modifications to the foods you consume, you’ll look and feel better, and you can more easily shed unwanted pounds.
Fruits and Veggies
This one is obvious, but their importance can’t be stressed enough. Your mom was right: You should finish your vegetables. Foods like avocado, blueberries, broccoli and pears are high in antioxidants and fiber, and should top your grocery list. Grab some grapefruit, too. It’s almost all water and may help lower your insulin levels, which aids in weight loss. Some diets recommend eating half a grapefruit before every meal.
You should be drinking 8-12 glasses of water per day — more if you work out. Replace all other drinks with green or white tea. Both are high in antioxidants and can increase your calorie burn. Green tea is a key ingredient in MenScience Thermogenic Formula, a fat burner that can help you reach your fitness goals faster. For more information on this powerful supplement, check out “What is a Thermogenic Supplement?”
Snack on almonds and pine nuts instead of junk food. Studies have shown that heart-healthy nuts can reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and high cholesterol. They’re also high-protein snacks that pack a powerful Vitamin E punch. There is a caveat, however. The high fat content in nuts makes them a high-calorie snack, so don’t eat too many.
Sure, everyone likes a big, juicy steak, but you’re better off sticking with lean salmon, pork, chicken and turkey. When possible opt for free-range meats instead of farm raised. When you’re selecting your meat, look for pieces labeled “loin” or “round.” You’ll probably still want to trim some fat, but those are the leanest cuts of meat available.
Doesn’t sound too horrible, right? You probably eat most of those things now. Just eat more of them and less (or none) of the foods that do nothing for you. These simple dietary changes can make a big impact on your appearance and your healthier-lifestyle goals.