You’ve probably heard the saying “you are what you eat” more than a few times. And when you think about it, it’s true. The food you put into your body in large part determines the kind of life you live. Eating healthy foods, along with sneaking a workout routine into your day, means you have better health, more energy, and a brighter outlook on life.
These decisions, in turn, help you to save money because you drastically decrease your healthcare costs. In addition, these foods are mostly inexpensive, which can also impact your spending and saving goals. Following a healthier lifestyle also gives you more of the energy and focus you need to be more productive at work.
Many people aren’t sure what they should be eating. According to the recent report, F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011 from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), adult obesity rates increased in 28 states in 2010. 38 states now have an obesity rate higher than 25%, and that’s just obesity rates. The study didn’t look at the number of overweight adults. In fact, most recent statistics state that over two-thirds of the American population is either overweight or obese.
So, what can we do to reverse this trend? We have to eat healthy foods and exercise, even if it means we work out at home without equipment. Moreover, we need to start adding some of those essential foods that are nutritional powerhouses to our diets. On that note, here’s a list of superfoods that you should try to eat everyday.