There are hundreds of dieting tips around these days, and with the week of Christmas looming it's harder to pick a great diet we can stick to. We should try to stay healthy all year around of course, but there’s something about Christmas that just begs us to eat more and more. So, instead of more dieting tips, here are some great healthy foods you can use to supplement the usual stuff; this way you won’t feel so bad over Christmas.
What! I hear you cry. Dark chocolate, in moderation, i may add, contains flavonoids, antioxidants shown to reduce bad cholesterol, meaning it can be good for your heart. Just one fourth an ounce daily can reduce blood pressure. Dark chocolate is made directly from the seed of a cocoa tree and contains healthy amounts of fiber and iron, so next time you decide to have some chocolate perhaps reach for the dark chocolate instead of the sugary kind.
Mixing up a great shake can save you ingesting high quantities of fat. Going for shakes can significantly reduce meal preparation time and provide you with a great alternative, there’s a great site for meal replacement shakes here http://topratedweightlossshakes.com/shakeology-information/. You can also use shakes to blend together a bunch of your favorite fruits or vegetables, by doing this you can hit your five a day much more quickly and it saves you the time of having to eat it. If you’re training in conjunction with a diet then you could also take protein shakes, these can help heal your muscles at a faster rate.
Swap Out Your Regular Potato For A Sweet One
Sweet potatoes aren’t eating nowhere near as much as its usual counterpart, but they can offer some great benefits. A sweet potato can contain 66 micrograms of cell-building folate, about the same amount found in one cup of spinach or broccoli. See, it’s some great stuff. It also has
almost eight times the amount of cancer-fighting and immune-boosting vitamin A you need daily. If you’re training, you should eat the potato at a cooler temperature, studies have shown that if you do this it can help you burn close to 25 percent more fat after a meal, thanks to a fat-resistant starch.
Usually some of the less eaten fish, but they harbor less toxins than bigger fish like cod and salmon. Sardines are one of the best sources of heart-healthy, mood-boosting omega-3 fats, and they’re packed with vitamin D. You can use them in a variety of salads and other dishes, there are some recipes for you here.
Swap Out Your Fatty Breakfast For Oatmeal
Oatmeal is full of great fiber and eating it can contribute to lowering bad cholesterol. It can also be great if you eat it a few hours before exercise. It releases its carbs slowly, meaning your insulin does not spike like it does when you eat toast. Insulin tells your body to store fat, so as it isn’t spiking your body burns more than it stores, meaning you will see your exercise pay off .