9. Start your day with a delicious and nutritious breakfast. If your mama told you that breakfast was the most important meal of the day, she was right. Research shows that people who eat breakfast are more likely to maintain a healthy weight. Studies also indicate that children who eat breakfast perform better on cognitive tests. Your brain, just like your body, needs to be refueled on a regular basis.

A healthy breakfast doesn’t need to take a long time to prepare. Here are some great options:

  • A hard boiled egg and slice of whole grain toast
  • Full-fat yogurt with nuts and berries
  • Chopped apple with nuts, shaved coconut and some dried fruit. Add a splash of milk.
  • Breakfast smoothies with a handful of greens, ground flax seed, fruit & yogurt

10. Bulk Up! Eating fiber-rich foods does wonders for your body. It helps to regulate blood-sugar levels, reduces risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes and obesity. It’s also linked to reducing your risk of breast and colon cancer and a number of gastrointestinal disorders, such as reflux, irritable bowel and diverticulitis. A lack of fiber in the diet has been associated with elevated toxins in the body. The average American eats only 8 grams of fiber a day, which is much lower than the recommended 20 to 40 grams. The good news is that there are lots of tasty ways to add fiber to your diet. Fiber-rich foods include beans, raw fruits & vegetables, whole grains, brown rice, nuts and seeds.

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