7 Foods for a Healthier 2018

it’s a new day year! And with a new year, comes a long list of new health trends. Still, there is one fad that remains the same in the quest for a healthier, more fit physique… food! In fact, according to experts, aiming for about 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity in addition to 2 or more days a week of muscle-strengthening activities, just isn’t enough.

In order to perform your best both physically and psychologically, one must chow down on a variety of fruits, vegetables, healthy carbohydrates – think whole grains – and lean protein such as chicken or fish. For our top 7 eats, essential for a healthier 2018 – mind and body — keep scrolling…

 

two avocado half with seed

Avocado…
It’s no wonder this tiny fruit is the perfect toast topper. Packed with vitamins E, K, C, B5, B6, as well as folate, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc and monounsaturated fats, the “alligator pear” contributes to healthy blood flow – in turn, promoting healthy brain aging and skin from the inside out. In other words, say goodbye to a bumpy, red complexion.

Blueberries…
Thanks to their blue color — a result of powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins – blueberries both boost collagen and protect your skin against harmful free radicals known to cause unsightly skin woes, such as wrinkles.

 

Several kinds of whole and cut citrus

Citrus…
Think oranges, lemons, grapefruit and limes – each a great source of vitamin C. While commonly known to soothe the common cold, C-vitamin also helps reduce the risk