If you’re trying to get fit, or just stay healthy, you do need to think about friendly foods. What do we mean by friendly foods? These are foods that have benefits to your body, and we’re not just talking about the five a day here. There are certain foods that have shocking and unique benefits. They will put you in a better position for your health now and indeed in the future. We know it’s not particularly useful to just mention these foods. So, we’ll discuss how they can make some delicious dishes for you or even the whole family. Let’s get started then by thinking about chocolate.
Let’s Get A Little Dark
Yes, dark chocolate is good for you, unlike its naughty brother, milk chocolate and the odd duck white chocolate. Dark chocolate has numerous health benefits but here are some of the better ones to consider. Dark chocolate can help you avoid the craving that causes you to seek out junk food. You know when you come home after a long day and you start rooting around for a sugary snack?
Eat dark chocolate, and you’ll no longer do that. It’s worth pointing out that like everything, it’s all about moderation. If you gorge yourself on dark chocolate in can have a negative impact that’s similar to eating milk chocolate. But a little as a snack could be a great option. It will even keep those stress levels in check. You won’t need to worry about one of the main reasons why people tend to resort to junk food.
If you’re looking for a way to add dark chocolate to your diet, why not make some cookies. You can make a whole tray and keep them as health snacks when you need a pick me up through the day. It might stop you reaching for something else that is a lot more damaging to your health.
See Shells, Sea Shells From The Seafloor
Have you ever tried oysters? Oysters are often considered to be very sensual food due to the impact that they have on your hormones. Indeed, many people claim they are an aphrodisiac, but that’s not the benefit we’re interested in. Instead, we’re far more fascinated by the fact that oysters are actually beneficial to your immune system. So, if you add a few oysters to your diet, you could avoid some of the common colds and other issues with your health that can impact your immune system. This can be incredibly beneficial if you’re trying to get your fitness in order because the bad flu or cold can knock you out of the running for weeks.
You might be wondering where you can get oysters from and we have good news on that front. You can find oysters for sale online that you can order and get sent directly to your door. There’s an idea that exists online that you shouldn’t buy oysters in months including R. This is simply due to the fact that some people think oysters aren’t as good in colder weather, but it’s nonsense. It all depends on how you prepare them. So, how should you add oysters to your meal plan? Well, oysters are actually easy to serve once you learn how to shuck them. Don’t worry, there are guides for this online and then you can add finely chopped lemon peelings with orange juice as well as Campari for a delightful, tasty snack.
Watermelon Works Wonders
Don’t you just hate it when you wake up the day after a long workout to find that your muscles are killing you? It can be so bad that you can’t even lift your hands over your head. Again, this can be a problem because it will put your exercise routine completely out of whack. You’ll need to take a long break of at least a few days to recover. If you can avoid this, you should, and we know how to.
You just need to make sure that you are sipping melon juice in between workouts or sweats. We don’t know why but studies show that this works brilliantly. If you do this, you’ll wake up the next morning, and you won’t be in any pain at all.
The best part is that you don’t need to spend a lot of time preparing this. Squeeze some juice into a glass, and you’re good to go. We recommend doing this rather than buying processed juice in a store as they tend to include sweeteners as well as sugar for extra flavor. You don’t want that.
Pick A Pepper
Peppers are another beneficial food for your health, and they have a surprising benefit that you’re probably not aware of. A recent study suggested that eating peppers could reduce your chance of developing Parkinson’s diseases by up to thirty percent. The degenerative disease can turn your twilight years into hell so you should be doing anything you can to avoid this.
One of the great things about peppers is that they are easy to include in a variety of different meals including carbonara or just cut up and sprinkled over mash. If you want a quick ten-minute meal, you can make with peppers to make a couple stuffed peppers for dinner one night. Cut the top off, fill them with rice and some delicious sauce. Stick them in the over with the top for ten to twenty minutes and serve.
As you can see then, there is a massive variety of foods with unique benefits to your health. We strongly recommend you consider adding at least a few of these to your diet as they will improve your health and fitness in the long and the short term. Of course, there are other foods you should be aiming to add to your meal plan too, and anything with antioxidants should certainly be high up on your list of priorities.
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