Three Simple Dietary Changes That Will Improve Your Health

Posted on: 9 August 2017

Many modern consumers frequently feel overwhelmed due to the abundance of information concerning what they should or should not be eating. You're certainly not alone if you're feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information on nutrition available to the average consumer these days. However, you don't have to chase every new miracle food or follow the latest health fad -- the average consumer can eat a healthy diet without sacrificing flavor simply by using a few common sense strategies. Following are three easy dietary changes that can make a difference in your life:

Dark Chocolate 

If you're a chocolate lover in despair because you can't imagine ever giving up your favorite sweet, you'll be glad to know that you don't have to -- simply switch to dark chocolate. Your sweet tooth will get the same satisfaction, and you'll get increased amounts of antioxidants, iron, magnesium, and important trace minerals such as manganese and selenium. Dark chocolate may also lower your risk of developing cardiovascular disorders. Many people report feeling satisfied with a lesser amount of dark chocolate than with its overly sugary counterparts -- one or two squares provides an excellent grand finale to the evening meal. 

Beef Fed With Healthy Cattle Feed

Red meat has become a major culprit in modern times concerning healthy eating, but it's got plenty of vitamins and minerals that your body needs, such as iron, zinc, and B-vitamins. If you're like many people, you can't stomach the idea of giving up the occasional steak or juicy burger -- but you don't have to. Much of the unhealthy attributes of beef can be traced to how the animals are fed and raised. Choosing beef products that are produced using healthy cattle feed ensures that you won't be ingesting the hormones and antibiotics commonly found in standard cattle feed. This beef is also leaner and contains higher levels of important nutrients such as omega-3 acids and vitamin E. 

Local Produce

Fruits and vegetables begin losing nutrients very quickly after they are picked. The available selection in your local supermarket may actually be over a week old. Farmers markets are an excellent source of local produce, and many farms also have roadside stands where you can buy just-picked items in season. Unless you live in an area where the cooperates with the production of winter crops, you'll only be able to do this on a seasonal basis, but that will only serve to make summer more special. 

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