14. Prebiotic-Rich Foods
Research reveals that prebiotics are indigestible fibers that benefit gut flora, also referred to our probiotics. Now, probiotics are basically living microorganisms that aid our wellbeing and smooth digestion. While prebiotics are non-living fibers that we consume through our diet and they aid in feed probiotics, to allow them to grow flourishingly.
Consuming prebiotic-rich foods, such as cruciferous vegetables, leeks, asparagus, and certain root vegetables, like beets, dandelion, Jerusalem artichoke, chicory and burdock, will help promote greater health and wellbeing.
15. Chia Seeds
For centuries, chia seeds have been popular for their countless medicinal and healing properties, and it has been a fixed staple in Mayan and Central American Aztec cuisines.
Chia seeds are packed with countless powerful nutrients, and all you need is three tablespoons to pack up your body with a whopping 12 grams of fiber, 200 milligrams of calcium, 10 grams of healthy fats and 5 grams of protein.
16. Flax Seeds
Flax seeds are an incredibly rich source of the essential omega-3 fatty acids, and if you consume freshly ground flaxseeds regularly, they aid in regulating hormone levels.
17. Hemp Seeds
Hemp seeds pack up a powerful concentration of both, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which aid in relieving inflammation along with reducing the harmful levels of blood fat throughout the body.
18. Vegetable Protein
The human body requires protein to perform several key bodily functions, such as the maintenance of tissues, the formation of new cells, and synthesizing new proteins to perform basic body processes.
If you don’t eat meat, fish or poultry, you can consume your protein from vegetable sources.