Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Foods I'm Adding to (or Keeping on) My Diet in 2010

Many of us make New Year's Resolutions and a lot of them involve living a healthier life. I'm also making that resolution this year and 1 of the main components of a healthy life is choosing more nutritious choices. I think of it as maximizing the benefits and still keeping the calories in check! So here are some of my 2010 food additions, some I've already been eating but will definitely have more of!

1. Lean Beef
-Why? Helps the body turn food into energy, prevents memory lost
-How? Snacking on Oscar Mayer Deli Roast Beef!

2. Beans
-Why? Lowers blood pressure, risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes AND breast & colon cancer
-How? Dipping my veggies in hummus

3. Soy
-Why? Prevent breast cancer, fight heart disease
-How? Soy Chips (my fav snack anyway!)

4. Oatmeal
-Why? Reduces risk of heart disease & type 2 diabetes
-How? Oatmeal packets for my mid-day snack

5. Flaxseed
-Why? Keeps red blood cells from forming clots, lowers breast cancer
-How? Flaxseed pills (already taking)

6. Broccoli
-Why? Lowers cancer & heart disease risks
-How? I LOVE steamed broccoli & eat it everyday!

7. Spinach
-Why? Guards against mascular degeneration, prevents heart attacks, helps deliver oxygen to your cells, prevents birth defects
-How? Steam up some spinach to go with that broccoli!

8. Tomatoes
-Why? Protects against heart disesase & breast cancer
-How? I put salsa on literarly EVERYTHING!

9. Garlic
-Why? Decreases blood pressure, lowers risk for ovarian & colorectal cancers, protects against colds
-How? Garlic pills (no stinky breath but ALL the benefits)

10. Apples
-Why? Protects against heart disease, lowers risk of lung cancer & type 2 diabetes
-How? Brothers Apple Crisps, 39 calories for 1.5 apples!

1 comment:

Mandy said...

This is a great list, Thanks!!! And I love green veggies like spinach and broccoli too!

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