Your New Years Resolution Starts Here

So your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier. Good for you! But let’s be real, changing your eating habits can be difficult. When it comes to diet, there are a lot of DO NOT’s – don’t eat this, don’t cook that. It’s exhausting trying to keep up with all the foods you shouldn’t eat. In fact you could also be missing out on essential nutrients if you’re not actively trying to include a variety of foods in your diet. Instead of blacklisting all the bad stuff for your new years resolutions, here’s a list of foods you should be including:

  1. Organic Eggs: Key word is Organic – for the simple reason that the vitamins and minerals they contain are significantly higher. Eggs are also an incredible source of high-quality protein and fat – nutrients that many are deficient in.
  2. Sauerkraut: Adding just a little bit to your diet every day can help nearly every aspect of your health from digestive health to heart health to skin health.
  3. Liver: Organ meats are the most nutrient dense foods on the planet – numero uno!
  4. Blueberries: They have more antioxidants than nearly every fruit on earth. Blueberries are also are rich in fiber and vitamins A and C which can help prevent cancer, diabetes, and brain health.
  5. Walnuts: Richer in omega-3s, loaded with anti-inflammatory polyphenols, and packing a solid amount of muscle-building protein. Get them in your diet!
  6. Ginger: Ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain. Poor digestive health is a major fat loss inhibitor.
  7. Spinach: Old mate Popeye was onto something with this. This noted muscle builder is a rich source of folate, which help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. Folate also increases blood flow to the nether regions, helping to protect you against age-related sexual issues.
  8. Garlic: It has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Most of its disease-fighting potential comes from its sulfur compounds, which act as antioxidants, providing many of its cardiovascular benefits.

Many of us stumble into a new year, laden with Christmas cheer and the desire to make up for the excesses of the festive season, but the reason why so many diets fail is because they aren’t enjoyable or sustainable. Eating healthy does not mean eating green salad all day. It should and can be delicious!