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Foods To Add to Your Weekly Menu

Written by Courteney

Posted on August 9, 2016 at 9:32 pm

We recently listed off our favorite 15 healthiest foods to eat daily, but we had a few honorable mentions left over that almost made the cut. So, let’s take a look at some foods you should try to add to your plate several times weekly:

Spice Up Your Meals!

There are countless spices that can contribute to good health by helping control things like inflammation, skin problems, disease risk and so on. There are too many great ones to name, but you can read more about some of our favorite choices in our article on healthy seasonings.

Make Breakfast Egg-celent! (I know, I know, we’re terrible…)

Eggs are only recently recovering from an unfairly garnered bad rap. For decades, articles, nutritionists and the media were discouraging people from eating eggs because of their high cholesterol content (nearly 190mg). However, luckily in recent years, medical research has chalked this advice up to overzealous caution. While eggs may raise blood cholesterol levels slightly, the body compensates by releasing less of its own. Furthermore, according to Harvard University medical researchers the folate, vitamin D, protein and riboflavin in eggs make their heart-healthy benefits win over the potential for a slight increase in cholesterol. So, eggs 3-4 times a week should be perfectly healthy for anyone!

Hey, What About Fish?

We can’t forget this nutritional goldmine. We wholeheartedly give fish an honorable mention for best foods to eat plenty of. As we illustrated in a previous post, fish are one of the healthiest foods you can eat (especially for your heart), but some of them contain mercury and aren’t meant for excess human consumption. However, it is recommended that you try to eat fatty fish like salmon 2-3 times weekly to gather the many healthful benefits they have to offer.

Cranberry Juice

Cranberries are very high in antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients, but they can be pretty hard to eat in their natural form as they are quite bitter. So, many have turned to cranberry juice to gain the benefits (100% pure is best to mix with water in order to get the full effects). Medical studies have illustrated a link between consuming cranberries and a lowered risk of heart disease. Moreover, as many of us have already heard, cranberries appear to have a hand in preventing urinary tract infections as well (although empirical research is still a little shaky on this).

A Few Last Words

Really, any fruits and veggies will benefit your health. It is always better to try for food in its most natural form as opposed to highly processed foods. Try to avoid red meat as much as possible, substituting it with leaner meats or fish instead. Also, teas are also great to drink if you want a break from water. Thanks for visiting DocChat! Stay tuned for more wellness information!

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