These days, the average person is more health conscious than ever before. This is a good thing for your body and mind, as it’s important to care equally for both. There are many ways to achieve this goal: eating healthy foods is just one of them! Let’s explore some delicious main dishes that are good for you and deliciously satisfying on every level. I extracted the top 3 most healthy breakfast foods here for those who want some quickies.
Chicken breast is a significant source of lean protein. It has some of the highest biological value, or BV, of any protein source in your main dishes. The BV rating for chicken compares its essential amino acid profile to that of the egg white and whey isolate proteins, which have the highest scores.
A 3-ounce serving provides approximately 35 grams of protein (a little more than half your daily requirement if you’re a man who needs 56 grams daily).
Chicken breast also contains niacin (B3), vitamin B6, selenium, phosphorus, and zinc—all nutrients you’ll want in your diet because they play an important role in metabolism. Bonus: It’s lower in fat and calories than other meats such as beef or pork!
Salmon tastes like a day spent on the Pacific coastline, where it is fished. It smells like the ocean and the forest where it lives. Its flavor is fresh, like a cool breeze off the water at dawn.
It is packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, reducing irregular heartbeat for my dad (tried and tested)
And plaque buildup that can block your heart’s arteries while minimizing cancer risk. Plus, it has more vitamin D and B12 than farmed salmon.
Wild salmon is rich in protein, which helps the body maintain muscle mass during weight loss, protects bones, and helps your body heal after an injury. Vitamin B is involved in converting food into energy, creating and repairing DNA, and maintaining healthy nerves.
Sometimes, I wonder if I was born in the wrong place or if I was born and lived in Asia for 21 years. I don’t eat fish very often because most Asians leave the fish head on their plates, which turns me off. Salmon is one of the few kinds of fish I can eat in my main dishes. I love making lemon pepper salmon!
My favorite salmon dish is simple yet flavorful. You just sprinkle some salt and pepper, top it with some lemon juice, can leave your lemon slices on top for decoration; I also drizzle a little olive oil to keep the salmon moist. Wrapped it nicely in aluminum foil, shove everything in your oven, and bake at 350-375F for 15-20 minutes. And voila!
So go get some wild salmon today before it’s gone forever… or at least until next week when there’s another new superfood on the market.
Broccoli is a vegetable that can be found in the produce aisle of most supermarkets. It is an excellent source of vitamins C, K, and A and a wonderful source of folate, potassium, and fiber. It’s also high in vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), which helps your body metabolize carbs from starches into sugar.
Broccoli, that green stuff I’ve seen people eat with their morning eggs or with their main dishes, has been shown to have myriad health benefits.
Eating broccoli daily can improve muscle functioning, repair tissue damage and prevent wrinkles. Eating broccoli lowers cholesterol levels and normalizes bowel movements. Consuming broccoli protects against cardiovascular diseases, immune system deficiencies, eye diseases, and prenatal health problems.
I don’t eat broccoli all that often. Well, actually, not at all.
But those are the stats you should know. I think I’m not fond of the taste. I love my mom’s secret trick to get me to eat them. She usually boils, then stir-fries them with a bunch of different ingredients. As a result, I wouldn’t be able to sense the real thing.
Avocados are high in healthy fats and have many uses in the kitchen. They’re to make salads, sandwiches, and even some extraordinary desserts.
Avocados contain numerous nutrients that are good for your body. These nutrients include:
- Vitamin K
Avocados are also rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. The monounsaturated fatty acids also help prevent cancer cells from growing inside the body and promote overall health by improving digestion and maintaining a healthy weight.
My favorite way to eat avocados is by making smoothies that are so delicious, that they make my taste buds explode.They are rich, creamy, and also sweet.
This smoothie is not everyone’s cup of tea. But I promise it will be once you mix all the ingredients together. Here’s what you need: a few prepped avocados, half a cup of milk, loads of ice cubes, sweetened condensed milk to taste (oh yeah, baby), and a pinch of salt. Then time to whip out your blender and get to work.
The final consistency of the smoothie depends on how many avocados and milk you add. On a boring night, I’d also throw in some tequila in my blender because, like any good tequila, it knows how to take it up a notch.
Blueberries are one of the most nutrient-rich foods you can eat. They contain antioxidants, vitamins C and K, fiber, and iron. A half-cup serving has only 84 calories! Blueberries can reduce DNA damage and fight aging by up to 2.5 years, helping you live a longer and healthier life.
Wow, I definitely shouldn’t eat blueberries because they might make me look even younger.
Ooh, that is for mental aging? Never mind then.
They’re also good for your heart. A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that eating blueberries daily for 10 weeks lowers blood pressure. Other studies show that blueberries may lower cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation (which is linked to many chronic diseases).
I remember my friend Johnny in Texas storing heaps of blueberries in his freezer to eat all year round. He believes the berries help with his joint pain, so we should all eat blueberries and eat them as much as possible.
With a little luck and using these 5 most healthy foods, you can surely have some delicious, nutritious, and extraordinary desserts and main dishes that all will enjoy. Showing extra attention to what you eat can lead to many great rewards in life. Remember eating healthy is never a boring endeavor.