#FitU with Phindi Gule: Nutritious foods to help your diet

#FitU with Phindi Gule: Nutritious foods to help your diet

We all know that nutrition forms a very important part of our diet. This week's with Phindi Gule, she talks nutrition and gives us her list of foods to help you maintain a healthy diet.


First and foremost, the 'you are what you eat' saying is true. With that said, you cannot outrun a bad diet. 

The best way to keep and maintain a healthy diet is by eating foods rich in fiber such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats.

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These categories of foods will help you feel fuller on fewer calories which are key to keeping your weight in check. Antioxidants and other beneficial compounds in foods offer unique health benefits.

Here are 10 foods which I suggest to help you stay on track and to maintain a healthy diet. 

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Helps to increase blood flow and brain health. They also lower blood pressure. 


One of the greatest source of iron and fiber. They also keep your cholesterol levels in check, lowers the risk of getting heart disease also they help reduce the risk of cancer.

You will be happy to know that those that eat beans on a regular basis generally weigh less and have a slimmer waist than their bean-abstaining peers.


Berries are packed with fiber and antioxidants which can help keep your mind and body strong. Blueberries, in particular, can help improve memory and can reduce the effects of Alzheimer's and Dementia. Strawberries packed with Vitamin C which contain skin-firming properties.


Has bone healthy vitamins like C, A, and K. Broccoli can also suppress tumor growth and reduce the overall risk of cancer.


Egg yolk has properties that help keep your eyes healthy. In your next breakfast meal, consider adding an extra egg on your plate because, amongst other things, eggs help to protect your skin from UV damage. 

Fish (the oily variety)

Salmon and sardines are packed with Omega-3's which are incredibly important for brain function and even contain substances that fight off those nasty diseases which can cause inflammation.

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Nuts and seeds

Walnuts, Pumpkin and Chai seeds (Raw Nuts) are all another good source of Omega-3 fatty acids that promote the health of your heart while reducing cholesterol levels. Flaxseed, which is rich in Omega-3, is one of the most powerful plant foods available and are known to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, strokes, and diabetes. 


Oranges are packed with Vitamin C which is crucial for the production of white blood cells and antibodies that are powerful infection fighters.


Tea reduces the risk of Alzheimer's and Diabetes. It also promotes healthier bones and gums. 


Yoghurt reduces intestinal illnesses. It is also rich in Calcium so it aids in the prevention of Osteoporosis. 

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