Top 5 Healthiest Foods to Maintain Weight

Top 5 Healthiest Foods to Maintain Weight

Everyone wants to maintain a healthy weight, and a balanced diet is essential for that. Your diet plays a crucial role in your overall health. However, staying at a healthy weight isn't always easy. There are certain foods you should avoid if you want to maintain your weight effectively. For instance, it's better to limit fast food consumption, and ready-made meals often contain more calories than simple homemade dishes. Moreover, it's crucial to incorporate the following foods into your diet as they are not only healthy but also essential for a balanced diet.

1) (Fresh) Fish

In the Netherlands, fresh fish consumption is still relatively low, which is surprising given the high quality of fresh fish available at fishmongers. Most fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which contribute to better memory, faster brain function, and improved mood. Fish particularly rich in omega-3 fatty acids include salmon, halibut, red mullet, anchovies, tuna, eel, herring, trout, mackerel, and sardines.

2) Vegetables

Fresh vegetables are indispensable in a balanced diet, especially brightly colored ones like broccoli, bell peppers, and carrots, which contain various essential nutrients. For example, broccoli is rich in vitamin C, iron, folate, calcium, and magnesium, all of which are crucial for your diet.

3) Fruits

Fruit is vital for our health as it provides fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and it's our main source of vitamin C. Opting for fresh juice over concentrated fruit juice is always better since the latter often contains high levels of sugars.

4) Nuts and Seeds

Many people think that nuts are high in fat and therefore calories, which is true. However, the majority of this fat consists of polyunsaturated, unsaturated fatty acids, also known as omega-3 fatty acids, which are extremely healthy fats. These fats help maintain cholesterol levels and protect against heart disease and stroke. Besides these healthy fats, nuts also provide proteins, various B vitamins, calcium, and iron. (Check out our collection of nuts and seeds for a wide selection of healthy options.)

5) Fat and Oil

Fats are essential for the proper functioning of your body, but it's best to opt for good fats like extra virgin olive oil instead of unhealthy fats like animal-based butter.

Note: For a wide selection of healthy nuts and seeds, visit our nuts category on our website.