Doctors are usually the ones dishing out all the healthcare advice when it comes to your food and diet, and suggesting what healthy food swaps you make. Let’s turn the tables and see what snacks the medical professionals like to get their teeth stuck in to…
1) Greek yoghurt
Yoghurt has been proven to be beneficial for the good bacteria that live in our stomachs, and increasing studies are showing that this protein rich dessert is also helpful for weight management and tackling obesity. Organic, grass-fed yoghurt is recommended as it gives you a better omega fatty acid profile, so shove on your cereal or plonk on piles of fruit if you want to nab your yoghurty intake.
Described as a “nutritional powerhouse” , the humble chickpea is actually a great source of protein that has featured in our diets since the beginning of civilisation. Ideal for Turkish food lovers who can’t resist a smothering of hummus.
3) Dark, leafy greens
Think arugula, spinach and lettuce. Not only are these bad boys low in calories, but they are high in nutrients and can be used in a wide array of dishes meaning mealtime is never monotonous. They can be your go to base for salads, pasta dishes, lasagna, sandwiches, pestos and soups to name a few. They are particularly tasty in the warmer months as well when you fancy something lighter.
Eggs are bursting at the seams with the high quality protein tryptophan, and are also useful for weight management. Tasty flying solo whether you prefer them scrambled, poached or fried they can also be used in an abundance of dishes too, making them a kitchen cupboard staple.
The unsaturated fat in avocados is fantastic for your heart, and is also useful in keeping you feeling fuller for longer – ideal for keeping you away from the tempting chocolate stash. They are rammed full of boosting vitamins C, K and B6 as well as contain pre and probiotics which keep your gut healthy. Is there anything avocados don’t do?