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You Should Be Eating These Nutritious Foods Every Day

Ever hear the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”?

Well this saying may not actually be a myth, as apples and a number of other fruits and vegetables have been proven to give your body a plethora of health benefits when eaten consistently.

According to our friends at stack.com, strawberries, broccoli, spinach, oranges, apples, and bananas all are extraordinary foods, and when eaten on a daily basis can reap a number of positive health benefits for your body.

Below are a few things these foods can do for you!

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Strawberries: Help keep you slim, fight cancer, prevent heart attacks, give you extra energy, and more.

Broccoli: Fills you up and cuts cravings, fights against obesity-related diseases, aids muscle recovery, helps heal inflammation, and much more.

Spinach: Helps keep your brain healthy, strengthens your muscles, protects you from heart disease, keeps your eyes healthy, and more.

Oranges: Aid your vision, Reduce risk for a stroke, control your appetite, promote skin health, and more.

Apples: Assist in controlling appetite, boost your mood, lower cholesterol, help prevent weight gain, and more.

Bananas: Promote easier breathing, assist in controlling blood sugar, control your appetite, work to help build strong bones, and more.

In addition to this list above, there also are a number of non-fruits and veggies that can be incorporated into your diet to improve your overall nutrition.

Popcorn: Popcorn, you say? Yes it’s true — when you don’t add a ton of fake butter, salt, and other fatty ingredients, this can be one of the healthiest and best-tasting whole grain snacks around. Popcorn is full of fiber, protein, magnesium, and, when prepared the right way, is low in calories and fat.

Beans: This protein-packed food is an ideal replacement for fatty meats or unhealthy side dishes, as beans contain very little fat or cholesterol. On the flip side, they offer plenty of potassium, fiber, vitamins, rich protein, and can be paired with almost any sort of meal.

Hummus: This super food is a healthy option for a snack or side with any meal. In just a ½ cup serving, there are 12 grams of protein, 7.4 carbs, and an additional number of good fats that help promote muscle growth. This spread goes great with crackers, pretzels, or when used on a sandwich.

Sticking to a strict diet for many is a tough task. However, if you can begin to include some of these fruits, veggies, and great sources of protein into your diet, you can get on the fast track to healthy living.

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