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Become a Modern Gentleman: Start Eating Healthy

12 January 2015

Become a Modern Gentleman: Start Eating Healthy

After putting you to work, and getting you back in shape, it’s time for the next step!

For you to have the energy to go trough all the changes you have on the list, you need to take one very important step, and that is to eat healthy.

Did you ever felt like you were out of energy, even if you were doing nothing? Well, we all did it one point, and that’s because we forget to eat healthy.

Even if it’s because we’re in a rush, and we end up eating some fast food, or just because we are craving it. This, with time, becomes a nasty habit.

But it’s time to say stop to all that junk food, and start eating healthy, it’s time you start taking care of your body.

We’re here to help you do just that, and it’s really easy! We want to share with you 10 healthy foods, that you’ll find in every house, and that will give you the boost of energy you were lacking.

You’ll feel a lot better, and you’ll see the results in all the activities you’re tackling on a daily basis. And let’s not forget, it’s the most important step of getting you back in shape.

So which are these extraordinary foods that will give you the boost of energy you need? Well here they are:

Lemons 

When life gives you lemons, you can do more than make lemonade. Lemons are a favorite all over the world and an essential food in kitchens everywhere.

The lemon provides many valuable solutions to health-related problems, because it contains its own set of antiseptic and natural medications.

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Become a Modern Gentleman: Start Eating Healthy – Lemons – via www.huffingtonpost.ca

Health Benefits:

  • Controls high blood pressure
  • Removes wrinkles and blackheads
  • Soothes toothache and cleans teeth
  • Reduces dandruff and gives hair a natural shine
  • Provides relaxation to foot
  • Provides relief from fever and cold
  • Helps fade scars
  • Relieves respiratory and breathing problems
  • Helps reduce weight

Broccoli

Even though you hated it as a kid, broccoli has a strong, positive impact on our body’s detoxification system. This hearty, tasty vegetable is rich in dozens of nutrients.

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Become a Modern Gentleman: Start Eating Healthy – Broccoli – via wikipedia.org

Health Benefits:

  • Prevent osteoarthritis
  • Protect your skin against the effects of UV light
  • Reverse diabetes heart damage
  • Reduce cancer risk
  • Anti-aging and immune system health
  • Blood pressure and kidney health
  • Cholesterol reduction
  • Eye health
  • Anti-inflammatory benefits

Dark Chocolate

Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, the dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. It is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet, and it’s very nutritious.

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Health Benefits:

  • Good for your heart
  • Full of antioxidants
  • Helps control blood sugar
  • May protect your skin against the sun
  • Good for your brain
  • May lower the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • High in vitamins and minerals
  • May improve blood flow and lower blood pressure

Potatoes

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, potatoes are the number 1 vegetable crop in the United States and the fourth most consumed crop in the world, behind rice, wheat and corn.

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Become a Modern Gentleman: Start Eating Healthy – Potatoes – via wikimedia.org

Health Benefits:

  • Weight gain
  • Digestion
  • Skin care
  • Scurvy
  • Rheumatism
  • Inflammation
  • Cancer prevention
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart diseases
  • Kidney stone

Salmon

Salmon is an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals, and it receives the most attention for its content of omega-3 fatty acids.

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Become a Modern Gentleman: Start Eating Healthy – Salmon – via www.boomerhealthinstitute.com

Health Benefits:

  • Cardiovascular benefits
  • Improved mood and cognition
  • Joint protection
  • Eye benefits
  • Decreased cancer risk
  • Benefits related to protein and amino acid content
  • An excellent source of vitamin D
  • Helps you sleep

Walnuts

One-quarter cup of walnuts, provides more than 100 percent of the daily recommended value of plant-based omega-3 fats. Like most nuts, they can easily be added to your new healthy way of eating.

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Become a Modern Gentleman: Start Eating Healthy – Walnuts – via www.moodywalnutdryer.com

Health Benefits:

  • Cancer-fighting properties
  • Heart health
  • Rare and powerful antioxidants
  • Weight control
  • Improved reproductive health in men
  • Brain health
  • Diabetes
  • Great for your hair
  • Can fight stress

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Avocados

Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving, including potassium, and are a good source of B vitamins. Referred to as a super-food, the avocado has become an incredibly popular food among health conscious individuals.

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 Health Benefits:

  • Incredibly nutritious
  • Contain more potassium than bananas
  • Can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Supports cardiovascular health
  • Promotes blood sugar regulation
  • Anti-cancer benefits
  • May help relieve symptoms of arthritis
  • May help you lose weight

Garlic

It grows in many parts of the world and is a popular ingredient in cooking due to its strong smell and delicious taste. Over the years, garlic has been used as a medicine to prevent or treat a wide range of diseases and conditions.

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Become a Modern Gentleman: Start Eating Healthy – Garlic – via www.curejoy.com

Health Benefits:

  • Highly nutritious
  • Can combat sickness, including the common cold
  • Improves cholesterol levels
  • May lower the risk of heart disease
  • Contains antioxidants
  • May help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia
  • Athletic performance can be improved with garlic supplementation
  • Anti-inflammatory benefits across body systems
  • Cancer prevention

Spinach

Most famously as the source of Popeye’s strength, spinach is a winter super-food full of nutrients and with a delicious taste. It is a good source of vitamins A, B2, C and K, and also contains magnesium, manganese, iron, calcium and potassium.

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Become a Modern Gentleman: Start Eating Healthy – Spinach – via www.dalepinnock.com

Health Benefits:

  • Cancer prevention
  • Asthma prevention
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Bone health
  • Healthy skin and hair
  • Promotes regularity
  • Anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Antioxidant benefits

Beans

Rich in fiber and antioxidants, beans aren’t good just for the waistline, they may help you in disease prevention, too. They are packed with protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron, potassium, and are low in fat.

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Health Benefits:

  • Reduce cancer risk
  • Digestive tract benefits
  • Benefits for blood sugar regulation
  • Cardiovascular benefits
  • Can lower cholesterol
  • May help you lose weight
  • Can help manage diabetes
  • Improve your bone density

I hope you are already eating all these foods, but if not, make sure to include them in your grocery list next time you are going to the store! And remember: work out, keep a positive attitude, and be confident.