How to Eat Healthy with One Addition to Your Diet

Tanja Djelevic by Tanja Djelevic | March 15th, 2010 | 9 Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating

Do you sometimes get stuck eating the same foods over and over that you know you like? They might even be healthy foods, but a little variety (or a lot!) is important when it comes to getting phytochemicals, the plant-based chemicals that are believed to boost our immune systems and protect against disease.

Phytochemicals may help with everything from fighting cancer to improving memory, and scientists say the best way to get them is to eat a rich assortment of plant-based foods. Spinach, tomatoes and grapes are just some of the well-known foods that contain phytochemicals, but there are literally hundreds of others, including whole grains, vegetables, beans, fruits and nuts.

Check out this chart of phytochemical-rich foods and their effects. You might even take it with you when you shop for groceries. In addition to adding more health-boosting phytochemicals to your diet, perhaps you’ll discover some delicious new flavors!

Comments

  1. I love the idea of improving health through simple changes to your diet. As a future nutritionist and I think it’s important for everyone to be more aware of the foods they eat and the effects said foods can have on the body. I’m very excited for the new book “Looking Good Naked”. I think this book could help people improve their appearance and lifestyle using a very positive and natural method. The book comes out in June and I’m sure I’ll benefit from it immensely.

    Kim | March 16th, 2010 | Comment Permalink
  2. I recently had a look at the list you mentioned above and I find it quite useful as it shown that not all so called ’superfoods’ must be expensice and can only be bought as supplements.

    I really think looking and/or printing of the list may help people to pick some more healthy foods but only eating one of them a day without making sure you meet generally a healthy diet may not prevent you from getting unwell.

    Andrea | March 22nd, 2010 | Comment Permalink
  3. I try to eat healthy, but no joke.. everything in this town is junk food! It gets very frustrating when im actually doing good on my diet and then i drive by that McDonalds and my stomach just gets hungry lol

  4. Thanks for the post. Good ideas to consider…and changes in diet that need to be made. Thank you.

    Jamie | April 5th, 2010 | Comment Permalink
  5. I just love fruits and veggies. The spinach and tomatoes make great salads especially when mixed with dressings. They keep us healthy but we must make sure that we balance the nutrients in our bodies. Great post!

    Sinus Relief | April 9th, 2010 | Comment Permalink
  6. I think that the nutritional value of many foods, especially fruits and vegges, is understated…this is a great head-up on yet another benefit of eating plants. Thanks for the info!

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