Sticking to a strict diet can be tough and lead to a lot of guilt eating (which you should never feel guilty for). So, whenever I get to a point when I feel as if I want to be a bit healthier, there are a few different foods I try to keep in my diet to help me feel slightly fresher.
Obviously there might be things listed here that you don't like, but there are plenty of alternatives to choose from. Healthy eating is one of those things that sounds quite daunting at first, but once you get started, you realise that it can be simple and make you feel amazing.
1. Dark Chocolate
Chocolate is a must have food in life, but knowing that it's so bad for you can make it difficult to enjoy. Luckily, dark chocolate is a great substitute. As well as being delicious, it has lots of nutritional values and can lower the risk of getting heart disease. Some people find the taste a little bit too strong, but there are many flavours you can pick to make it different.
Fruit is obviously a great food to eat, but bananas are definitely one of the best. With so many health benefits including, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium. Having a banana a day can also help with digestion and give you energy. There are so many ways to incorporate them into your diet as well, in oatmeal, in a fruit salad, or even just by themselves.
I wasn't sure whether to include this in the list because everyone is eating avocados anyway, but if for some reason you're not, they have lots of ways that can help your body. Avocados have vitamins C, E and K as well as B-6. They do have a few calories in them due to fat, but don't let that scare you away from eating them as our bodies need the good fat that they offer!
Eggs are for sure a staple breakfast food, but eating them at any time of the day is a great source of protein, especially if you're not eating meat. They also include plenty of iron, zinc and copper. So, whether you like your eggs fried, scrambled or poached, in the morning, afternoon or evening, know that they are super good for you and have many healthy benefits.
5. Boiled Potatoes
Any kind of potato is often considered bad to eat as they are pretty high in carbs. However, boiled potatoes are full of fibre, vitamins and nutrients. We all know that there are many ways to include boiled potatoes in your diet, so the only thing stopping us eating them is the fact that people say not to eat too many carbs, but as with everything we eat, moderation is key.