9 Simple Ways to Improve Your Family’s Diet
Go a Little (Coco)Nuts Coconut oil is full of some of the best kinds of saturated fat and metabolism-boosting medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). It can withstand the heat of cooking, so it’s known as a versatile cooking oil, but is also an excellent addition to smoothies (add a tablespoon) or mix it with a small bit of butter on air-popped popcorn for a healthier movie night snack.
Be a Good Egg Some snacks aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, so when hunger strikes, have hard-boiled eggs in the fridge at the ready. Experts say eggs add to increased brain health, decreased inflammation and improved cardiovascular health. For cholesterol worries, toss the yolk and eat just the protein-rich egg whites.
Use Flaxseeds and Chia Seeds Grab a bag of ground or milled flaxseeds and chia seeds (or grind full seeds yourself at home) next time you are at the grocer. By sprinkling them onto your cereal or blending them into a smoothie, you’re taking in beneficial sources of fibre, magnesium and calcium—a completely effortless way to pump up your diet. Ground seeds can also be added to baked goods.
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