We?ve already talked about some of the simple things the you can do to have a more heart healthy diet, and if you are implementing those simple practices you are well on your way to better health.? If you?ve also managed to add some regular physical activity into your daily routine, even better, a heart healthy diet coupled with regular exercise will put you on the fast track to looking and feeling better.
Diet talk always seems to revolve around things that you shouldn?t be eating, things to cut out of your diet.? Since you?ve already eliminated much of the bad with your adoption of a more heart healthy diet we?re going to take a look at some things that you can add to your diet to super-charge your health.
There has been a lot of talk in the news lately about the Acai berry, which is loaded with antioxidants and acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory.?Acai is readily available in natural food stores and health food stores and it is a huge asset to the diet regardless of age.
Number two on your list of super foods to add to your diet is the almond.? They are tasty and easy to incorporate as a snack or in a number of recipes.? They provide protein, are high in healthy fats, and they work to keep your heart and your brain healthy.? An added bonus to the almond is that a small handful can work as a safe and natural remedy to heartburn.
Though this list could probably go on forever, we?ll close out this first installment with a personal favorite ? yogurt.? Yogurt is high in calcium, which is good for the bones, and high in protein to help build lean muscle ? but that?s not the main reason it?s on the list.? The healthy bacteria (probiotics) in yogurt works to help you maintain a healthy digestive track, probiotics help to eliminate irregularity and intestinal distress ? this will help to greatly improve your overall feeling of well being.