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5 Foods to Add to Your Diet in 2016

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Whether eating healthier is on your list of new years resolutions or not, we can all improve in one way or another when it comes to eating healthier. We’ve rounded up a few superfoods that you should consider adding into your regular everyday diet. 

Chia Seeds: These tiny black seeds are packed full of nutrients. They have been shown to reduce the effects of type 2 diabetes, they are great for bone and heart health, and provide a whopping 17 grams of dietary fiber in just 3 tablespoons. The list of health benefits for chia seeds goes on and on, so just go ahead and throw some in your smoothie already. Here are some other great ideas found on our healthy food ideas Pinterest board for adding chia seeds into your daily diet.

Pomegranates: Not only are they beautiful, but pomegranates are high in antioxidants and are a good source of Vitamin A, and folate. Add the seeds to your favorite salad, muffins, or they are delicious just by themselves. 

Bananas: We don’t always think of bananas as a super food, but they are just that! Full of potassium which helps to build muscle and burn fat. If loosing weight is on your list of resolutions this year, make sure to add bananas to your everyday list of foods to eat. They are also a perfect on the go snack and are super cheap. At less than a dollar a pound, it makes it easy to keep a limitless supply on hand.

Sweet Potatoes: Perfect for roasting or mashing, sweet potatoes make a perfect addition to any meal. Make sure to go easy on the butter though, and try sprinkling on a little cinnamon. Sweet potatoes are full of fiber, potassium and Vitamin C. If you commonly are making regular mashed or baked potatoes, try switching them out for these orange beauties.

Greek Yogurt: This stuff has been gaining a lot of attention over the past few years, and there is good reason. Greek yogurt contains more protein, and less carbohydrates and sugar than regular yogurt. Although it contains a little less calcium than regular yogurt, it still is a good source as well as being a good source of probiotics. Greek yogurt is perfect for breakfast with a little granola or as an anytime of the day snack. It also works great for baking. 

Hopefully something on the list sparks some interest, and will help you achieve your healthy eating goals. We all know that healthy eating is vital to our health. Keep up the healthy eating, and your feet will thank you. And since taking care of your feet is our main goal at Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle, LLC we love to share our tips and advice to better help you. If you are in need of a podiatrist make sure to come see Dr. Evan Merrill in Medford, Oregon today! Call us at 541-776-3338 or make an appointment by filling out our online form. 

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