10 Healthiest Foods and a Healthy Eating Bonus For You

So you want to know what are the 10 Healthiest Foods? Here is a list of the 10 healthiest foods that might surprise you. But listen, before I give you this information, I want to share a secret, which will help you achieve even greater health and potentially help you live longer. What is this secret I hear you ask. Well it’s something really simple that I discovered recently about the fats we spread on our bread. So what is my secret?

My secret is this: Don’t go overboard with any food, no matter how good you think it is for you. Let me give you an example… Margarine is meant to be more healthy than butter right? This is because it contains less than half the saturated fat of butter and is cholesterol free. However products like margarine are not natural so despite what you might think it’s not a good idea to consume too much. The American Heart Association’s advice is “don’t go aboard with either butter or margarine!” Combine this secret together with my list of the 10 healthiest foods and your body will benefit in not time at all.

1. Onions & Garlic

Onions and garlic have anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties and are rich in anti-oxidants.

2. Brown Rice

Brown rice is packed with healthy nutrients like manganese and Vitamin B.

3. Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits are stacked full of anti-cancer properties.

4. Nuts

Most nuts are packed full of antioxidants and naturally occurring monounsatured and polyunsaturated fats. These are the good kind of fats which can actually lower cholesterol.

5. Fish

Studies show that groups that consume large amounts of fish have lower rates of chronic heart disease.

6. Tomatoes

Tomatoes contain a high concentration of lycopene which helps protect against cancer.

7. Oats

Oats are another superfood that help lower cholesterol.

8. Figs

Figs are a great source of potassium and fiber, and also contain Vitamin B6.

9. Apricots.

Apricots contain the Beta-carotene which helps prevent free-redical damage and provides great protection for your eyes.

10. Red Beans

Red beans like kidney beans are full of anti-oxidants, protein and fiber.

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By Suzana