Eat More of These 7 foods
1. Extra virgin olive oil:
You should aim for one to two tablespoons daily of cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil. (Why olive oil? Here are my reasons.)
Go for macadamia and pistachio first and aim for about ½ cup a day. While most nuts are healthy, limit cashews and peanuts.
Eat fish at least twice a week, but make sure you’re eating cold water fish like mackerel, herring and sardines. These are the best sources of DHA or omega 3 fatty acids.
Fruits are nature’s nutritious desserts, but not all fruits are created equal. Berries, especially, are nutrient-rich powerhouses. In fact, strawberries have more vitamin C and fewer calories per ounce than oranges. Plus, dark berries may help prevent dementia based on the MIND Diet (a combination of the Mediterranean and DASH diets).
This is a no-brainer. Eat the rainbow. All colors and as much as you want.
The avocado is a rich source of healthy monounsaturated fat and fiber. While healthy fats are better for you—monounsaturated fats can help lower bad cholesterol, avocados still have a lot of calories. Eat them but in moderation.
I eat them daily for breakfast with berries and avocado. I prefer mine hard boiled, but frying at a lower temp is also okay as long as the yolk is soft. (Not sure about eggs? Here’s why you shouldn’t worry.)