This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission.
Keeping your body fueled with healthy foods is one of the best ways to improve your health. Without proper fuel to help your body systems function, you increase your risk of many diseases and complications. There are three main types of foods you should include in your diet every day to maintain good health and eating habits. I call them The Three P’s!
Protein can be found in every single cell of the body. It is vital to keep healthy proteins in your diet. It helps with cellular growth and repair, boosts the immune system, builds strong muscles, speeds up metabolism, can lower the risk of diabetes, regulates hormones, keeps you full longer, and helps you recover more quickly from injuries and exertion. Some of the best sources of protein are:
- Cottage cheese
- Lean cuts of beef
- Milk- best if raw.
- Protein powder supplements- be careful what is in these. You don’t want fillers and additives, so read the label carefully.
PRObiotics help encourage overall bacterial growth in the gut—keeping the ecosystem diverse and flourishing. In turn, PREbiotics encourage the growth of good bacteria only. This helps prevent bad bacteria from taking over and creating infections and other issues throughout the body. Probiotics and prebiotics aid digestion, boost the immune system, improve mood, and lower blood pressure. Great sources of these include:
- Fermented foods and drinks
- Raw honey
- Maple syrup
- Parmesan cheese
- Red wine
- Sour cream- Creme fraiche from raw milk is the best source of sour cream.
- Sourdough bread
- Swiss cheese
Plants consist of a vast number of foods including nuts, legumes, fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, herbs, mushrooms, and spices. If it grows, it’s a plant! The benefits of incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet are nearly endless, but here are a few:
- Aids digestion
- Can help with weight loss
- Helps prevent strokes and heart disease
- High fiber
- Improves brain function
- Lowers blood pressure
- Minimizes cancer risks
- Prevents vitamin deficiencies
- Provides necessary minerals
- Reduces cholesterol
- Some plants like beans and nuts also provide protein
Eating these kinds of foods each day can help keep you healthy and your body functioning at peak efficiency. Make an effort to have a variety of plants, proteins, prebiotics, and probiotics in your diet. Your whole body will thank you.