The notion of hogging on fast food, thinking you can cover up the multi-vitamins by popping supplements later has been normalized in today’s world. Around one-third of adult Americans rely upon this notion. But supplements can never replace a healthy diet. Only fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains can provide complex natural nutrients to our bodies. Supplements have only one specific component targeted to meet the lack of nutritional requirements. Whereas a proper diet has the whole nutritional punch.
Unless prescribed by a doctor under special circumstances, it is not recommended to consume synthetic supplements. For instance,it might be suitable for people above the age of 50, who have trouble absorbing B-12, which is required for cell metabolism and DNA synthesis or women of child bearing age require folic acid for the development of foetus.
If you don’t have such medical conditions, it is better to follow a healthy diet infused with nutritional varieties.
Here’s an interesting list of foods that can make your diet wholesome
Sweet potatoes > Vitamin A
Being the healthiest food on the planet, sweet potatoes are enriched with beta – carotene which converts into vitamin A in the body. There are plenty of sweet potato recipes on the internet but the most convenient form is cutting the potato into pieces and piercing a fork to make holes on the surface. Microwave it for 4-5 minutes and it’s ready to go. Fun fact: Its skin has nutrients too. Better don’t peel it off
Bananas > Vitamin B
Our go-to fruit is one of the best sources of Vitamin B for our body. Two Bananas a day can supply 44% of this vitamin and also the fiber content helps in better digestion.
Oranges > Vitamin C
Not your carton filled orange juice, but the whole fruit has fibre and water content along with Vitamin C which are very useful for weight loss. Green smoothies also contribute Vitamin C and fibers. For easy peasy smoothie recipes, download the JoyScore app and follow the recipe.
Sunflower seeds > Vitamin E
A spoonful of sunflower seeds complete half of your daily dosage of Vitamin E. It also contains minerals essential for reducing inflammation and swelling in the body. Add a pinch of salt and a few drops of lemon for taste if you can’t plainly munch them.
Broccoli > Vitamin K
Adding broccoli to your salad can fulfil 200 % of your daily requirement of Vitamin K, a nutrient crucial for maintaining bone strength. If time is pressed for a well dressed salad, broccoli tastes delicious when grilled or roasted with pepper powder on top.
Collard Greens > Calcium
This is a savior for lactose intolerant people as a 3.5 ounce can complete 40% of the recommended daily allowance of calcium and 50% of vitamin C. They need a little long time to cook and become tender as they are tough initially.
Oysters > Iron
Being one of the most nutrient concentrated seafood, one bowl serving provides 17.5 grams of protein and more than a day’s worth of iron.
In conclusion, make sure to infuse the above-mentioned items in your diet and maintain the consistency in your journey of healthy lifestyle. To lead a more balanced life and adapt healthy eating habits, download the JoyScore app. It is a first of its kind app to measure and improve your quality of life. Get the motivation you need, to take charge of your life through fun, simple, powerful habits designed just for you. Come, take this amazing journey with us. Download the app now!