Wellness

10 Foods You Can Eat Freely Without Sabotaging Your Diet


11 August 2017

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As we age, it gets harder to eat freely without having our health affected and eventually sabotaging our diet in the long run. The good news is, there are some types of food that you can eat freely without having to worry about its impact on your health and weight. Such foods are mostly made up of water; loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and other essential nutrients; and contain high fibre and low calories. These are the 10 foods you can eat more frequently anytime without any worries:


Cabbage

Cabbage

An excellent source of vitamins B6, C and K, cabbage is also packed with essential nutrients like protein, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Cabbage helps to prevent cancer, promote weight loss, boost mental function and concentration, reduces high blood pressure, and serves as a good remedy for digestion and constipation.


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Spinach

For those who are concerned about gaining weight, spinach is very low in fat and cholesterol, making it perfect to be eaten anytime. A good source of iron, copper, zinc, niacin, and vitamins A, C, E, and K, spinach serves as one of the most powerful antioxidants that help combat cancers like ovarian, prostate, and breast cancer.


Cauliflower

Cauliflower

High in omega-3 fatty acids, biotin, choline, and vitamins B1, B2, and B3, cauliflower is considered to be one of the greatest superfoods to include in your diet. It helps with improving kidney function, strengthening the immune system, boosting your brain health, and supporting detoxification.


Strawberries

Strawberries

Strawberries are the perfect alternative if you need to snack on something sweet and fix your sugary cravings. Extremely high in vitamin C, manganese, potassium, magnesium, and folate, strawberries help to reduce the risk of eye-related ailments, prevent heart diseases, maintain normal blood pressure, and boost immune system.


Broccoli

Broccoli

Loaded with essential minerals like selenium, zinc, copper, and vitamins B6, E, B1, and A, broccoli is your go-to food for youthful glowing skin thanks to its anti-aging properties. Broccoli also helps with cancer prevention, cholesterol reduction, relieving inflammation and allergic reaction, osteoporosis prevention, and detoxification.


Cucumber

Cucumber

A great source of biotin, manganese, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and molybdenum, cucumber is the perfect on-the-go snack. As cucumber is made up of 95% water, they’re ideal for cooling your body off and hydrating your skin. It also helps to lower risk of cancers, like prostate, ovarian, uterine, and breast cancers.


Grapefruit

Grapefruit

Containing a powerful combination of choline, vitamin C, lycopene, potassium, and fibre, grapefruit helps you maintain a healthy heart. A natural fat burner, grapefruit also helps to combat gum disease, reduce bad cholesterol, cleanse the liver, boost metabolism, prevent the build up of kidney stone, and boost the immune system.


Blueberries

Blueberries

Blueberries are high in vitamins C and K, zeaxanthin, lutein, Gallic acid, and resveratrol, making them one of the highest antioxidant foods. Perfect for snacking, blueberries serve to combat aging, boost the brain, fight cancer, support digestion, promote heart health, reduce skin blemishes, and aid weight loss.


Celery

Celery

Containing minerals such as folate, potassium, calcium, as well as vitamins B6, C, and K, celery is perfect for snacking or as a meal. It helps with preventing urinary tract infections, reducing bloating, boosting digestion, lowering high cholesterol, protecting liver health, preventing ulcers, and treating high blood pressure.


Lettuce

Lettuce

High in zinc, sodium, phosphorus, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamine, lettuce also has natural sugar content. The plant basically protects your neuronal cells, lowers cholesterol levels, induces sleep, controls anxiety, prevents the growth of cancerous cells, aids metabolism, improves bone health, and lowers high blood pressure.

 

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Written by Dayana Sobri

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