17 Foods You Should Be Eating | Leap Fitness

Is grocery shopping getting boring? Tired of eating the same old foods day in and day out? Just because you’re living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean that you don’t have plenty of options of great, delicious foods to eat.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration, then why not try one of the foods from the list below tonight. Or better, combine two or three of the items to make something great tasting and great for you….

1. Eggs

Eggs are not only cheap and full of protein, but they’re good for you too. They’re great for your brain, improve inflammation and heart health in general. Not only that, but eggs are incredibly versatile and can be prepared any number of ways to make them taste different every day.

2. Berries

Berries is a pretty loose term including anything from blueberries and cranberries to strawberries and raspberries. Great for adding sweet taste to bland foods like yoghurt or excitement to a salad, berries have lots of phytonutrients and antioxidants.

3. Sweet Potato

A great substitute for regular potatoes, sweet potatoes have lots of beta-carotene and fibre as well as vitamins C, E, B6, folate and potassium.

4. Garlic

Amazing for you, garlic lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels and protects you blood vessels and blood cells. And you can add it to anything savoury.

5. Spinach

There’s tons of nutrition in spinach, including your whole daily quota of vitamin K, plus it can protect against prostate cancer. Raw is better than cooked, but both are tasty.

6. Onions

Onions are incredibly versatile and can be used cooked or raw in pretty much any dish, and they’re great for protecting against heart attacks…

7. Apples

A great dessert or addition to a salad, apples contain tons of vitamin C and pectin (which can help lower your cholesterol and blood glucose).

8. Broccoli

Broccoli is a true super food, full of vitamins A and C, plus fibre, folate, calcium and potassium it’s well known to protect against heart disease and some kinds of cancer.

9. Salmon

Lots of omega-3 fatty acids mean that salmon is good at protecting your heart and lowering blood pressure as well as lessening the risk of strokes.

10. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are well known for their anti-cancer properties, and they’re loaded with antioxidants. Plus, there’s lots of lycopene which makes your heart healthy and protects your skin against sun damage…

11. Almonds

Weighed down with calcium, almonds are also jam packed with vitamins B2 and E, as well as lots of fiber, protein, magnesium, iron and monounsaturated fat. Plus, they’re tasty.


12. Flax Seeds

Lots of great omega fatty acids (both 3 and 6) as well as antioxidants mean that flax seeds are great for you. They don’t taste much making them great additions to yogurt, cereal or salads for a little extra crunch.

13. Yogurt

Yogurt has lots of calcium, so it’s good for your bones, plus eating yogurt is strongly linked to good digestive health, just watch the fat content.

14. Edamame

There aren’t many natural sources of vitamin E, but edamame is one of them, plus it’s got lots of protein and vitamins C and B.

15. Butternut Squash

Lots of vitamin C and beta-carotene here, but also some beta-cryptoxanthin which could lower your risk of lung cancer…

16. Brussels Sprouts

Not to everyone’s taste, but Brussels sprouts can be delicious and they’re extremely healthy. Laden with vitamins A, C, E, K and B6 as well as selenium, Brussels sprouts might help prevent numerous kinds of cancer.

17. Black Beans

Black beans are not only cheap and tasty, but they’re also full of protein and fiber as well as having lots of healthy heart nutrients in them.


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