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Top 4 Foods to Maintain a Healthy and Nutritious Lifestyle

By December 1, 2015 No Comments

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help improve physical ability, reduce the effects of aging, and boost overall well-being, but only when combined with a healthy diet and sufficient exercise.

It is sometimes difficult to know what your body needs to achieve optimal health, and though there is an expansive variety of foods that do the body good, four types stand out: nuts, vegetables, fruits, and lean meats.

1. Nuts

Nuts are high in fiber, iron, and protein, and several types contain “good” fats. Still, they should be consumed in moderation because they are also high in calories. When selecting a nut, go for unsalted, unflavored varieties to limit the amount of calories and sodium.

2. Vegetables

Vegetables are fundamental to a healthy diet. They are loaded with vitamins, such as vitamin A, and minerals, such as fiber and iron, and most varieties are very low in calories. Different types have different properties that improve health in different ways, but all vegetables, especially the non-starch varieties, provide numerous health benefits.

3. Fruit

Another staple for a healthy diet is fruit. Various types of fruit can do wonders for people. Many fruits contain antioxidants, and most contain important vitamins such vitamin C. They supply the body with minerals such as potassium, and many fruits are high in fiber. Most fruits are high in sugar, so they should be consumed in moderation.

4. Lean Meats

Lean meat is a great source of protein. Chicken and flaky white fish are particularly beneficial, the latter adding omega 3 oils to a diet. Be wary of the mercury content of any fish that you consume. Red meat can also improve overall health when eaten in moderation. It delivers iron and protein, but it is typically very fatty.

By making sure that these foods are a staple part of your diet, your overall health and sense of well-being will improve.