Healthy Habits

Healthy diet foods that promote weight loss and improved health don't have to be expensive complicated to prepare or lack in taste. All a dieter needs to remember is to consume essential foods-such as whole grains, lean protein, fruits and vegetables-rich in nutrients sensibly so that they don't ruin their weight loss diet program. There are many ways of enjoying these health-giving foods that don't only encourage a dieter to stick to their weight loss diet plan but also help them acquire Healthy eating habits that are sustainable in the long run. Here is a rundown of healthy yet tasty diet foods.

1. Whole grains

According to the unites states department of agriculture (usda), people who consume whole grains-such as whole-wheat products, barley, oatmeal, whole cornmeal, popcorn, quinoa, bulgur and millet-have reduced risk of obesity and other health problems such as coronary heart disease. This is because whole grains are rich in health-giving nutrients such as b vitamins, fibre, iron, magnesium and selenium. A minimum of three servings a day is the recommended daily intake conducive to promoting good health and weight loss.

2. Nuts and legumes

Healthy nuts and protein-rich legumes aren't only healthy diet foods and don't only enhance the nutritional value of a healthy dish-they are often the main ingredients for a tasty spread that may complement an otherwise sparse diet food such as whole grains. Nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, macadamias and walnuts contain fiber, vitamin e and heart-healthy omega-3 dha fatty acids which increase the level of good cholesterol & nutrition in the body while lowering bad cholesterol levels. Legumes, on the other hand, contain healthy fats, fiber, iron, folate, magnesium and potassium aside from being a healthy and alternative source of protein. Examples include garbanzo beans/chickpeas, kidney, black-eye, red and pinto beans. Eating hummus, which is made from garbanzo beans, is a great way to add flair to and enliven any diet.