Top 10 healthiest foods to eat

Top 10 healthiest foods to eat

By Gerald Quigley

Here’s a list of the top 10 healthiest foods to eat, which have the most nutrition for every food calorie, enabling you to maintain a healthy weight, and get the healthiest bang for your buck!

Choosing these foods will help you feel and look your absolute best, help you to slow down the ageing process, and help protect yourself from illness and degenerative disease.

So, let’s briefly look at these foods:

  1. Fish: Eating fatty fish, especially salmon, at least three times a week, will 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 of healthy vegetables with the highest nutritional value will give you the fibre, vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, magnesium and phytonutrient antioxidants, to help prevent heart disease, cancer and other degenerative diseases

  3. Fruit: Two to four daily servings of blueberries, raspberries, oranges, red grapes, plums, apricots and papaya are the best choices. They are rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and flavonoids.

  4. Whole grains: Brown rice, oatmeal, sprouted breads and other whole grain foods are great sources of fibre, vitamins B and E, minerals and essential fatty acids. Plus, high-fibre foods can help prevent 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 anti-viral, and have been shown to improve cholesterol balance, and fight off bronchitis, asthma, hayfever and infection.

  6. Yoghurt: Full strength Greek yoghurt is an excellent source of complete protein, calcium and lactobacillus. It can help against osteoporosis, cavities, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and intestinal disorders. Yoghurt’s probiotic health benefits, from beneficial bacteria, also makes it a natural antibiotic, and anti-cancer agent.

  7. Poultry: Skinless chicken and turkey are valuable sources of complete protein and B-vitamins. Chicken soup is good for colds and flu. It’s high cysteine content helps breakdown mucous. Turkey is leaner, low in calories and high in selenium, which strengthens the immune system.

  8. Beans: Beans and legumes are good sources of fibre and B-vitamins. Combined with whole grains, 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 have both anti-cancer and anti-heart disease properties. Almonds help lower cholesterol.

  10. Water: Surprised? Water is essential nutrient in your diet. Water is needed for digestion, assimilation, metabolism, elimination, weight control and much more. And, it’s calorie free!

This list is simple and easy to follow. Give it a try, and watch the health benefits unfold before you!


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