Food Additions To Your Diet That Give Nutrients You Need

Food Additions To Your Diet That Give Nutrients You Need
Feb 22, 2016 The Diet Blogger
Food additions

This isn’t a list about which superfood can do all the work of a whole diet. Or a specific plan to only eat certain foods that will get you healthy in no time. This is simply a list of food additions that are incredibly good for you. These foods each tick off at least one of your daily recommended minimum when it comes to minerals and vitamins. They won’t make you lose weight instantly. You will still need to exercise. But if it’s a full, maintained diet you want, you’ll find even small amounts of these foods making a huge contribution.

These food additions are GREAT for you. Try some…

food additions 1 almond nuts

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Nuts

Most nuts (and those we call nuts but aren’t really) are tremendously nutritious. Most of them contain vast amounts of vitamin E, the nutrients that provide antioxidants keeping our cells alive and healthy. Almonds might be the best food addition for this antioxidating function.

Sweet potatoes

Always a healthy option for meals, the sweet potato is a lot more packed with goodies than its regular cousin. Of course, they are jam-packed with fibre to keep your digestive health on track. However, sweet potatoes, even cooked, provide more vitamin A than most foods dare to dream. Amongst all food additions listed in this post, this is particularly great for managing the immune system.

food additions 2 - mushrooms

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Shiitake mushrooms

Like most mushrooms, they’re good for you. Unlike most mushrooms, they actually taste great. A single serving of shiitake mushrooms gives you 65% of your recommended minimum intake of copper. Copper, which is vital in keeping you from developing coronary heart diseases. They’re also full of probiotics, much like drinking yogurts, which fight sickness and aid digestion.

The right protein shake

If you’ve got an exercise plan laid out then, depending on what you’re after, a good protein shake can be vital. But they can do more that provide protein, as important as that is. Take one scoop of Gnarly meal replacement shake, for example. That’s 100% of your recommended minimum vitamins C, D and E amongst others.

 food additions 3 - spinach

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Spinach

The wonder vegetable itself. Spinach has a lot of different things going for it. But what it can uniquely provide to your diet is vitamin K. One cup has 180% and it retains most of that even after being cooked. Vitamin K is most important for blood clotting and vascular health.

Dark chocolate

Now this is one we will probably have a lot less trouble keeping on top of our consumption. Dark chocolate is, in fact, good for you. Of course, it should be mentioned that this is taking it in moderation but hopefully you all know that well enough already. Yes, dark chocolate is rich in zinc in particular. Zinc is definitely something you need to supplement if you’re building mass as it builds proteins and triggers vital enzymes.

food additions 4 - smoothies

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Smoothies

Not exactly a surprise but always a good method for making sure you get your daily intake of fruit and vegetables. Smoothies are an easy way to consume the nutrients from your greens. Unlike other forms, you lose none of the nutrition thanks to them being raw. Best considered for citrus and potassium containing fruits, like bananas and oranges.

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