BEANS: Beans is one of those foods that our bodies digest slowly because it is packed with protein and fiber. Foods high in fiber slows digestion, which in turn prevents spiking of our blood sugar thereby may prevent onset of type 2 diabetes.
Eating beans regularly may decrease the risk of Heart Disease, Coloreectal Cancer, and helps with weight management. Beans helps you feel full so you eat less.
WHOLE GRAINS: They digest more slowly than refined or processed grains and are packed with nutrients, including Protein, Fiber, B vitamins, Antioxidants, and Minerals (iron, zinc, copper and magnesium). Regular consumption of WHOLE GRAINS has been shown to reduce the risk of Heart Disease, type 2 Diabetes, Obesity and some forms of Cancer.
FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES: Most Fruits and Vegetables are high in Fiber and low in calestorol due to their high water contents, there by helping to reduce your weight and keep Blood Sugar under control.
LOW–FAT DAIRY: This is another source of lean Protein.
NUTS: Next time you desire or crave potatoe chips please grab a handful of nuts instead, unsalted Groundnuts, Almond etc. They are loaded, with Fiber and healthy Omega-3 fatty acids.
FISH: Fish is ideal and meets your need for lean meat. It also contains healthy Omega-3 fatty acids that is good for your heart.
Finally keep moving. Exercise is fuel for your heart.