Many people think that healthy food automatically means tasteless, unappetizing food. But just because food is healthy doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious too. Below are descriptions of four healthy foods that are nutritious, yet tasty, and readily available.
Beets – Beets are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. Folate and betaine decrease homocysteine levels in your blood, and they are both found in this red root vegetable. Homocysteine is thought to be one cause of artery damage which could lead to heart disease. You can lower the risk of developing these diseases simply by eating beets. Beets have been proven to fight cancer in studies of lab mice. Beets are at their most nutritious when eaten uncooked. They are terrific in salad if you grate them and marinate them in lemon and olive oil.
Cinnamon – Many people only consume cinnamon on when they eat those super sticky, overly sweet cinnamon buns. Cinnamon doesn’t just taste good; it also confers many health benefits such as lowering blood sugar and the risk of heart disease. Research done by the USDA involving those who had Type Two Diabetes showed that blood sugar and cholesterol levels seemed to decrease for those who added 2 grams of cinnamon a day to their diets over a six-week study. Cinnamon contains methylhydroxychalcone polymers which can help your body more efficiently process sugars. You can easily add it to breakfast by putting it in oatmeal, cereal or even in coffee.
Goji Berries – The Tibetan people have a long history of using the goji berry medicinally. Studies have proven that the tiny goji berry, which is about as small as a raisin, contains more antioxidants than any other kinds of fruit. Objective studies have proven that the goji berry helps diabetes sufferers by lowering their levels of insulin. Eat these berries at breakfast by putting them in yogurt, oatmeal or cereal.