Unfortunately, this has been made difficult by food manufactures who are trying to promote everything as being healthy. To cut through the confusion here are the ten foods that you can eat confidently knowing they are truly worth their weight in nutritional value.
1 Spinach – instead of putting lettuce on your cheese burger opt for spinach. Spinach is arguably the healthiest food available today. To keep spinach’s nutritional value, eat it raw.
2 Red Beets – often referred to as “red spinach” by nutritionists, red beets are the most common type of beet and are loaded with nutritional value. Red beets have been linked to liver health, low blood pressure, and pregnancy health.
3 Cinnamon – cinnamon is associated with sweets, so many people do not associate it with health benefits. This is a tremendous mistake. It is also believed to help cure a wide range of maladies, including common colds, digestion problems, tooth aches, an diarrhea. Cinnamon is also thought to reduce risk of colon cancer.
4 Lemons – adding a lemon to your tea or water (or eating it raw if you can stomach it) is a tremendous health boost. Lemons are packed with vitamins. Lemons are a particularly good source of immune-boosting vitamin C. Additionally, lemons are thought to inhibit the spread of cancer.
5 Salmon – fish (and salmon in particular) have incredible health benefits. The best part about salmon is its high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids, a crucial nutrient that is not consumed in sufficient quantities by most Americans. Omega-3s reduce your risk of heart disease, keep your blood pressure low, are good for arterial health, and keep your brain healthy.
6 Garlic – like spinach, garlic is something of a miracle food. With no fat, no cholesterol, and only four calories per clove, garlic is also rich in nutrients. Garlic produces antioxidants which are crucial for heart health. Garlic is very effective at reducing blood pressure. Garlic also reduces cholesterol and battles against digestive conditions like diarrhea and dysentery. Finally, garlic is a very potent aphrodisiac. Just make sure you use mouthwash.
7 Garbanzo Beans – all beans have great health benefits, but garbanzo beans stand apart form the pack. Low in cholesterol and sodium, garbanzo beans are very high in protein, fiber, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, folate, and manganese. The are a perfect addition to a salad and can also be mixed with rice.
8 Watermelon – watermelon is sweet, so many people assume that it does not have huge health benefits. But watermelon is actually a heavyweight in the nutrition department. It is very high in potassium and vitamin A. The downside is that watermelon derives a fair number of calories from sugar which is not always optimal if you are tying to watch your weight.
9 Sweet Potatoes – sweet potatoes are delicious and not nearly consumed enough by the average American. They are loaded with dietary fiber, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and manganese. They contain very little sodium, saturated fat, or cholesterol.
10 Broccoli – your mother probably told you to eat your broccoli when you were a kid – and she was right. Broccoli contains protein, vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, selenium, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, potassium, and manganese.
Think of each time you eat, as an opportunity to improve your health. You will live longer, feel better, and achieve a more optimal life overall.
In addition, we should take steps to slow aging to the extent we can. Our bodies already contain the information for how to effectively combat stressful situations such as oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. That information is stored in our genes. The secret lies in being able to instruct cells regarding the implementation of that information, allowing you to keep your primary vehicle, your body, running well – able to withstand the “rusting” of aging and taking you where you want to go for many years to come.
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