Five Foods That Should Be in Your Diet

By on February 8, 2013

foods that should be in your dietWe often talk about the foods that we shouldn’t be eating.

In fact, the chances are that you could probably rattle off a good long list of those options right now.

But today, let’s switch our focus a little bit and talk about five foods that should be in your diet. Chances are that you haven’t considered these foods too much, but they pack a powerful punch in their health benefits and overall caloric quality.

And although many people may know they exist, very few could actually say they have them in their home at this moment.

So, lets get started…..

Today, we’ll discuss foods that should be in your diet

Duck

Good protein sources are a key component of eating healthfully. For the most part, folks rely on chicken, beef, and pork for the protein consumption. However, duck is a particularly healthy and delicious option. Cornell University completed a study on “The Food Value of Duck,” and they concluded that it was an excellent source of protein. It is also rich in vitamin B. Before this time, many experts had labeled duck as being a bad health food choice because it has a high fat content. The fat, however, is actually good and can be used for flavoring or skimmed off as you desire.

Jicama

One of the things that most people miss the most about going on a low carbohydrate diet is the chips. Fortunately, there are options for just about everything, and jicama is one of those options. It is a root vegetable, but it does not metabolize in the same manner as other root vegetables, meaning it does not mess with your blood sugar levels. It can be peeled, sliced thin, and then fried in olive oil to make a tasty chip substitute. Jicama as a whole is an excellent source of dietary fiber as well as one of the highest natural sources of oligofructose inulin, which has actually been linked with reducing sugar cravings.

 

Leeks

One of the best benefits that leeks have is that they provide similar flavoring to onions but without the typical heart burn results that regular onions can bring. They are also a high source of fiber, folic acid, and calcium. They have antiseptic properties as well which increase immune systems and have even been linked to helping reduce arthritis inflammation. If you struggle with eating onions, you can substitute leek for the onion without noticing a change in the flavor.

 

Buffalo

While looking for some delicious options to include in your high protein low carbohydrate menu rotation, don’t forget to take a look at buffalo. It tastes very similar to beef, although it has a slightly sweet flavor. In recent studies, it has been found to reduce bad cholesterol levels as much as 45% when consumed regularly. Even people who have a hard time eating red meat are often able to enjoy buffalo, though doctors are not yet certain why.

Bok Choy

Green leafy vegetables of all kinds are excellent additions to the diet. Bok choy is one of the more exotic ones that adds a great zest to the meal. It is also known as the Chinese cabbage, and it has been linked with cancerous prevention. It is quite high in beta carotene and has been found to improve overall digestive health. It works well when served with a slightly fattier meat, and it is best when served steamed.

 

These are just a few of the foods that you should consider adding to your diet. Of course, if you want to really start shredding the fat, you should look at these other foods that you should be eating to make the fat disappear as well.

Eating a high protein and low carbohydrate diet does not mean that you’re starving yourself from options. All of these foods work well in a regular menu rotation, and they include powerful health benefits that will help protect you and your family members.

 

References

William F. Dean, “Food Value of Duck,” Cornell University, http://www.duckhealth.com/foodvalu.html (2008).

“Jicama Nutrition Facts,” Nutrition and You, http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/jicama.html.

“Nutritional Information on Bison,” Bison Central, www.bisoncentral.com/cooking-bison/nutrition-information (2012).

About Michael Tremba

Dr. Michael Tremba, once severely overweight himself, has studied to distinguish the truth about weight loss, and the shocking mis-information that's taught to us by many "trusted" groups. Through the techniques that have helped him regain his health, he shares uncommon tools to help anyone else desiring to lose weight to live the life they're meant to. He enjoys reading, exercising, travelling, and spending time with his wife, Shari in Mobile, Alabama Find me on Twitter, Google+ and let's connect on LinkedIn.
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