A long, healthy life requires good nutrition. Being healthy keeps you in top physical shape and makes your nails, hair and skin look its best. Use these tips for a better body.

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Skip adding salt when you boil water. It increases your sodium. The salt is unnecessary, so skip it and juts wait a few minutes for a rolling boil in the water.

Fresh beets are an excellent food. Canned beets are full of salt, but fresh beets are rich in fiber and healthy minerals. Steam up the leafy greens and add those roots to your salads.

Learn more about salads! Salads are not made of only lettuce and your favorite dressing. A great salad can include everything from cooked meats to crunch vegetables, grains and fruits. Think out of the box! Salads are a great as a main course or as a side dish with your main meal. Liven up your salad by trying out a new dressing. Some good ideas for spicing up your salad include adding herbs, peanut butter, ginger, berries, cabbage, nuts, or dried fruit.

Adopting a healthy diet will help you stay healthy and live long. Eating well is the best way to keep major organs such as the brain and eyes healthy, as well as parts people think about less, such as the toenails. Utilize the tips you've read to keep your body getting the nutrients it needs.