8 Foods That Will Completely Boost Your Health in 2024

In 2024, you might want to try something different if you've been following the "New Year, New You" mindset and working out seven days a week while restricting your favorite foods, only to give up after a few weeks.

Dietitians concur that adding foods to your diet rather than removing them is often what makes the biggest differences in terms of health.

Beans

According to Sarah Pflugradt, MS, RDN, CSCS, "adding a serving or two of beans each day may make a significant impact on the diet by adding nutrients such as iron, magnesium, and folate."

Oats

"Oats are a highly accessible food for overall health because they are affordable, versatile, and shelf-stable," says Wan Na Chun (she/her), RDN, a registered dietitian nutritionist and nutrition consultant for Health Insiders.

Nuts

According to Patricia Kolesa MS, RDN, owner of Dietitian Dish LLC, "nuts are a great source of fiber and plant-based protein, whether it's walnuts, almonds, peanuts, or pistachios.

Seaweed

"Seaweed is a low-calorie food item that packs a lot of health power," says Nutrition Insights PLLC owner Amy Bene, MS RD CDCES.

Berries

Eating more berries is beneficial to your health, whether you eat them by the handful, mashed into a jam, over toast, or added to cereal. 

Kale

According to Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD, "eating kale and other green leafy vegetables daily may reduce your risk of dementia."

Tuna fish

According to dietitian Chelsea LeBlanc, RDN, LD, owner of Chelsea LeBlanc Nutrition in Nashville, "try having fatty fish (like salmon or tuna) two times per week to boost your memory, keep your vision sharp, and decrease your risk for heart disease."

Watercress

"Watercress has many plant compounds, including one called Phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC), which may have anti-cancer properties," claims Lauren Manaker, MS, RDN, LD.

Top 10 Amazing Garden Party Ideas in the United States

FOR MORE WEBSTORIES