These top 10 healthiest foods to eat are your best bet for eating healthy any time of the year.
Why? Because the top 10 healthiest foods below have the most nutrition for every food calorie, so you can maintain a healthy weight AND get the healthiest bang for your bucks.
By making it a life-time commitment to choose the healthiest foods to eat, you can look and feel your absolute best, slow down the aging process and help protect yourself from illness and degenerative disease. This is a lifelong project that contributes to a happy, healthy, long life.
Top 10 Healthiest Foods to Eat
1. Fish: Eating fatty fish, especially salmon, at least three times a week is one of the healthiest things you can do. Pure omega 3 fish oil has been shown to reduce your risk of heart disease, inflammation and much more, plus it improves your nerves, eyes and brainpower.
2. Vegetables: Five or more servings a day from the healthy list of vegetables with the highest nutritional values will give you the fiber, vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, magnesium and phytonutrient antioxidants that help prevent heart disease, cancer and other degenerative diseases.
3. Fruit: Two to four daily servings of fresh or frozen fruit are recommended. Blueberries, raspberries, oranges, red grapes, plums, apricots and papaya are some of the best choices from the list of fruits. They’re rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and flavonoids.
4. Whole Grains: Brown rice, oatmeal, sprouted breads, and other whole grain foods are great sources of fiber, vitamins B and E, protein, minerals and essential fatty acids. These high fiber foods can help prevent colon cancer, high cholesterol and constipation.
5. Garlic and Onions: Garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic that can boost immunity, protect against bacteria, parasites and viruses and help prevent heart disease, stroke and cancer. Onions are antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antiviral and have been shown to help improve cholesterol LDL/HDL balance and fight off bronchitis, asthma, hay fever and infection.
6. Yogurt: Plain, unsweetened, low-fat yogurt and other cultured dairy are excellent sources of complete protein, calcium and lactobacillus. They help protect against osteoporosis, cavities, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and intestinal disorders. Yogurt’s probiotic health benefits from beneficial bacteria also makes it a natural antibiotic and anticancer agent.
7. Poultry: Skinless chicken and turkey are valuable sources of complete protein and B vitamins. Chicken soup really is good for colds and flu. Its high cysteine content helps break down mucus. Turkey is leaner, low in calories and high in selenium, which strengthens the immune system. White meat is easier to digest than fattier dark meat.
8. Beans: Beans and legumes are good sources of fiber and B vitamins. Combined with whole grains, especially rice, they become an excellent source of complete protein. Beans have also been found to help lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar and reduce cancer rates.
9. Nuts: Raw nuts are rich in protein, vitamins B and E, minerals and essential fatty acids. They’ve been found to have both anti-cancer and anti-heart disease properties. Almonds, for example, help lower cholesterol.
10. Water: Surprised? Water is a very essential nutrient in your diet. It’s needed for digestion, assimilation, metabolism, elimination, weight control and more. And unlike coffee, colas and alcohol, eight glasses of plain pure water a day has no calories or negative side effects.
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