Two health professionals share the nutrient-dense foods they enjoy to stay healthy.
Rhisa Lewis, ER doctor and ultrasound doctor, and Dr. Adira Landry, both love nuts. And while eating nuts in moderation is key, there are other ingredients to consider. "We avoid fried and salted nuts, which contain more oil, salt or sugar than the body needs," Landry said.
"Chickpeas are high in fiber and a great source of plant-based protein. They contain unsaturated fats that increase levels of HDL (the healthy type of cholesterol)," explained Landry, MD, an emergency physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
"Studies have found that adding it to your diet can help protect against heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer," Lewis added.
A way to improve longevity can be adding bite-sized vegetables to hummus, such as carrots and celery, which can be dipped in hummus.
Staying away from snacks, hard-boiled eggs are reported to be full of "lean protein".
"If you're like us and you're constantly on the go, our best advice is to eat delicious foods and not take a lot of time to prepare. You can boil a lot of eggs at once and then eat them one at a time throughout the week," Lewis said.
And if you are in a hurry in the morning or afternoon, eating avocados may be beneficial.
"Avocados contain several key nutrients, including carotenoids, monounsaturated fats, potassium and fiber. These components have been associated with a reduced risk of chronic disease," Lewis said.
Five foods you should include in your diet:
- Hard-boiled eggs.
The NHS says: "Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best. This means eating a variety of foods in the right proportions."
People are strongly advised to "eat at least five servings of a variety of fruits and vegetables each day."
Source News : Express - Publish date: 02.04.2023 - The health - https://ar.rt.com/v17b