The 8 Healthiest Foods of all Time
Over the years food trends have come and gone, and we have learned, or so we think we have learned, what is healthy and what is not. Some trends stick and some don’t. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. Here is a list of 8 powerhouse foods that have stood the test of time. Lets go back to the basics – Enjoy!
Health Benefits: Pomegranates have 50% of your daily need of vitamin C. They also have potassium and powerful polyphenols that have been proven to reduce the risk of cancer.
Health Benefits: Avocados are a healthy fat, filled with over 20 vitamins and minerals. Our bodies need fat for an energy source, energy storage, production of essential fatty acids, brain function, and lastly transporting vitamins A, D, E, K. HINT: One little change you can implement is to substitute an avocado instead of your choice saturated fat (butter, full fat cheese) which can reduce your risk for heart disease.
Health Benefits: Garlic isn’t a shy ingredient. You can taste and smell this little ingredient from a mile away. Not only does it add to your dishes it is packed full of health benefits. Containing flavonoids and sulfur nutrients that can enhance immunity and support joints.
4. Sweet Potatoes
Health Benefits: Sweet potatoes naturally have more sugar than white potatoes. But – don’t be alarmed these sugars are low on the glycemic index and will not spike your blood sugar. They’re a great food to help fuel your workouts. Not only that, one large sweet potato contains your daily need of vitamin A, as well as vitamin B, potassium and antioxidants.
Health Benefits: Nutritionists recommend to eat 8-12 ounces of seafood weekly to enhance brain health and decrease your chances of getting cardiovascular disease. Picking a seafood or fish like Tuna that is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids can promote heart health and immunity.
6. Whole Wheat Bread
Health Benefits: High fiber foods such as whole wheat bread can help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Foods that are considered high fiber or whole grain must have 5 grams of fiber per serving or more. Just because the product advertises “whole grain” or “multi-grain” doesn’t mean that the product is actually whole wheat. To be sure look at the nutrition label and check the amount of fiber per serving.
Health Benefits: Quinoa is a carbohydrate that is packed with protein. One serving is packed full with all 9 essential amino acids, making it a great source of protein. It has also been shown to provide anti-inflammatory benefits, as well as nutrients like vitamin E, zinc, folate and phosphorus.
Health Benefits: This ultimate breakfast food is jam packed full of essential vitamins and minerals. They are low calorie, low fat, and a great source of protein. Don’t be worried about the cholesterol in the yolk. Experts state you can eat 1-2 eggs daily without having a negative impact on your cholesterol.