Eat More of These Foods
On top of this - they often contain high levels of sodium which serves to retain water in the body, contributing to what Diet Bites calls evil hip bloat.
So while we may enjoy these foods during the day, when watching a movie, while working at our desks, when out painting the town pink or when surfing the net - our poor bodies pay for our neglect in the days ahead.
Even if we don't put on extra pounds - the body simply doesn't feel its best.
And when we choose to eat high fat, high sugar-based foods, they often take the place of other healthy foods which the body craves for optimum health.
When we add hunks of cake or piles of cookies to our belly instead of fresh fruits, vegetables, proteins & dairy selections, it's like adding lantern fuel to a car.
Sure - the car will run, but it will also jerk and sputter and often die - before being restarted.
Let's see which foods our body needs for us to eat in order for us to feel and look our best.
Healthy Low Calorie, Vitamin-Packed Vegetables
When you think about vegetables, think about colors - and there are so many!
We often hear about green, yellow and orange, but let's not forget about the buttery brown vegetables, the red vegetables, the black vegetables, the white vegetables, the purple vegetables - and yes, even the taupe colored vegetables.
For a vitamin A boost - try carrots. For a boost in iron, grab a wad of spinach.
Healthy Low Calorie, Vitamin-Packed Fruits
Fruits are also very minimal in calories and contain lots of vitamins and minerals that the body craves.
For a potassium boost - try bananas. For a vitamin C boost - try grapefruit or lemons or limes.
Healthy Grains - Go Carbs!
Whole grains should be chosen over the simple, more-processed grains. They are referred to in the health world as 'complex grains'.
Healthy Low Fat, Lower Calorie, Vitamin-Packed Dairy Foods
From milk to cheese, dairy aims to please - a healthy body, free from disease.
Follow these Diet Bites links to learn about superior choices in each of these food groups:
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