4 Foods to Get More of in Your Diet

Nutrition Blog

December 12, 2021
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When trying to eat healthier,  you’ll often come across diets that want you to exclude certain foods. For example, many diets want you to remove carbs from your diet, while others focus on removing red meat. Today, we’re going to talk about the opposite end of the spectrum, and discuss foods that you should include in your diet. 
 
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Lean Meats

 
Lean meats are a food group that provide complete protein, iron, and B vitamins. They include meats such as skinless, white meat chicken, eggs, turkey, pork, and lean cuts of beef. Protein, in general, has a greater, and longer effect on satiety than both carbohydrates and fat, meaning you feel fuller for longer. However, to truly benefit from eating meat, you want to choose lean proteins that offer a lower fat and cholesterol content. 

 


 

Fish 

 
Fish often offer many of the same benefits as typical lean proteins, such as protein and iron. However, different fish contain different types of nutrients. It’s beneficial to vary your diet to ensure you’re including different types of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, which can be found in fish such as salmon, herring, and cod. 

 


 

Vegetables 

 
We know you’ve heard this one before, but you should absolutely be including plenty of veggies in your diet. Vegetables are nutrient-rich and have a low calorie density. And, while you’ve probably heard declarations about specific types of vegetables such as dark leafy greens being especially important, we aren’t discriminating here. Veggies are good for you, plain and simple. They all contain varying nutrients and vitamins, so fill your plate and make it colorful with different types of veggies. 

 


 

Legumes

 
Legumes include beans, peas, and lentils, and are an excellent source of protein. There are more than 15,000 types of legumes throughout the world, so finding one that pleases your palette shouldn’t be too difficult. From peanuts and kidney beans to chickpeas and lentils, legumes provide plenty of protein, fiber, and iron, among other nutrients, vitamins, and amino acids, while being low in fat. And since legumes aren’t an animal product, they are an easy cholesterol-free protein option. 

 


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