Being fully a trainer, plenty of clients ask me “what’re well balanced meals?” Well, well balanced meals are basically whole, not processed foods giving the body the vitamins and minerals it needs. Examples are fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, a myriad of nuts, milk (if you want to lose fat only once a week), whey and (green) beans.
However beans and vegetables aren’t particularly tasty. And who said there aren’t foods that are good for your wellbeing but in addition tasty? So here are my top 7 healthy but tasty foods:
1) Dark chocolate. Big surprise! Apart from the positive effects in your mood, chocolate brown (high-cacao content) also offers positive effects in your heart, circulatory system, brain function and skin. Of course you must eat it in moderation (max. a 1.6-ounce a day).
2) Coconuts. Those nuts are not only tasty but in addition extremely abundant with selenium, potassium and healthy fat.
3) Blueberries. They taste good and are packed with antioxidants and fiber.
4) Almonds. Almonds contain about 50% oils (mostly omega-9 fatty acids that are good for your brain). They are also abundant with vitamin E, fiber and essential minerals. Try to eat them in place of chips and other snacks but restrain yourself if you can – they have plenty of calories.
5) Avocados. They may not be to everyone’s taste, but they’re packed with vitamins (B, E, K), minerals, fiber and healthy fat. You may also produce a guacamole (mashed avocados with garlic, onion, tomato, pepper, etc.).
6) Salmon. Salmon is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins (D, A and B) and minerals like Selenium, Zinc, Phosphorus, Calcium and Iron. And it’s delicious.
7) Full-Fat Milk. Milk is not merely tastes good but provides the body with calcium, magnesium, selenium and potassium as well as vitamin C, D, A, B and K. Moreover, in accordance with a brand new study women can slightly increase their fertility by consuming full fat milk products (consuming reduced fat milk products on one other hand may slightly reduce fertility). Athletes should give low-fat chocolate milk a decide to try after workouts as studies show it’s even better for muscle recovery than special sports drinks.
You might have noticed the majority of the foods on my list are abundant with fat. But it’s monounsaturated fat, the “good” fat, which could even lower LDL cholesterol in your body. The nice fat doesn’t really cause you to fat. Carbohydrates, especially too much sugar does. Yummy food The foods mentioned above make you are feeling full whereas sugar makes you crave for more and thus consume more calories. More important: carbohydrates generally stop the body from burning fat. So if you want to lose fat and don’t have the time and energy to exercise, stay away from carbohydrates.
This is exactly why bananas are not on this list. Yes, bananas possess some vitamins and taste good, in contrast to many fruits (for example apples) which contain fructose and glucose, bananas also contain sucrose (> carbohydrates), that is quite much like table sugar. That’s reasons why they affect your glucose levels almost like white bread or sugar does.
P.S. If you can’t stop eating toast and oatmeal for breakfast, try coffee with a tiny bit of butter (grass-fed, unsalted). It’s fat, but healthy fat and will make you forget all the bad carbo-stuff. It usually takes getting used to initially, but it’s worthwhile!