Everyone wants to be fit and healthy, but many don’t take the right steps to reach their goals. Diet is the chief way to make the body healthy. Regardless of working out regularly and taking supplements daily, a poor diet will offset everything else. As former professional wrestler “Stone Cold” Steve Austin says, “you can’t out train a poor diet”.
Getting the right foods and adding them to a weekly meal plan can go a long way in helping individuals reach their fitness goals.
Watermelon is a summertime staple for many people. Slicing open a juicy green watermelon and eating triangles of the ruby red fruit brings back youthful memories for millions of people. Often times, individuals grow out of eating watermelon as they age. Due to the fruit’s high vitamin content and low calories, watermelon should be eaten nearly every day no matter a person’s age. Watermelon contains vitamins A and C, potassium and lycopene. It is also rich in water, so it will improve hydration.
Sweet potatoes are often eaten as an alternative to potatoes. Sweet potatoes contain vitamin C, fiber, beta carotene, and potassium. The vegetable often gets overlooked due to the average sweet potato containing 26 grams of carbohydrates. However, sweet potatoes add nutrients to the diet that are needed to function properly.
Not long ago, Greek yogurt was everywhere. It was the health food fad of the minute. Greek yogurt has been knocked off the mantle now by other trendy items, but it is a food that should be a diet staple. Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt contains calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12. Greek yogurt is thicker than other types of the dairy product. It is rich in protein and it fills up the stomach better than other yogurts. Most other yogurts have added sugar and calories, especially flavored pots of yogurt. Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt is lower in calories and is a dessert superstar.
By adding these three foods to any diet, individuals can benefit from their health improving nutrients.