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Healthiest Foods On The Planet

By on May 20, 2014 in For Fun

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Many of us may not think that we are eating healthy enough, when in fact we may have been consuming some of the most healthiest foods that grow in our planet. Eating healthy is not too hard after all. Here is a list of 10 of the most healthiest foods we can put into our body today that not only helps us to fight against diseases, but gives us the boost of energy that we need on a daily basis.

1) Lemons

With its citrus flavor, lemons are a great source of Vitamin C that can help prevent cancer cells from growing and is a potent anti-inflammatory drug. So the next time you buy a cup of lemonade, just know that it only cost you 25 cents for a cup of natural Vitamin C.

2) Broccoli

Whether you put it in your stir-fry or steamed and end up next to your mashed potatoes on a plate. Broccolis contains more than 100% of Vitamin K and up to 200% of Vitamin C. These two vitamins provide extra strength in our bones.

3) Potatoes

Speaking of potatoes…. red potatoes are studied to contain 66 mcg of cell-building folate that is equal to the amount found in a cup of spinach or broccoli. Sweet potatoes on the other hand, consists of 8 times the amount of cancer fighting agents and Vitamin A to give a boost to the immune system. Studies have shown that if you let a potato cool off right before you eat it, it can help burn up to 25% of fat right after a meal because of its natural starch acting as a fat-resistant.

4) Cocoa Powder/ Dark Chocolate

Not all chocolates are bad for you. Cocoa powder can help reduce a person’s blood pressure and reduces the risk of HDL while increasing good HDL levels. So if you must have chocolate, try to go for the dark ones. A dark chocolate bar contains at least 53.3 mg of flavonoids, while a milk chocolate bar contains only 14.

5) Garlic

We all know garlics can kill vampires, but when given to humans, it fights against diseases such as E. Coli and other harmful bacteria. Past studies have shown that garlic contains a potent compound also known as Allicin that works as anti-inflammatory and can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

6) Avocados

Another produce that helps to lower cholesterol by up to 22% is avocados. Avocados is great for individuals trying to pack on some extra fat, since it is healthy fat. They contain more than half the amount of fiber that we all need to put in our bodies everyday. This green mushy fruit also contains up to 40% of folate, helping to reduce the risks of heart disease.

7) Walnuts

Out of all treenuts that you can consume, the walnut has the most amount of omega-3 fatty acids, helping to reduce cholesterol. Omega-3s have been shown to improve a person’s mood, protect against sunburns, and fight against cancer. Also, walnuts can help regulate an individual’s sleep pattern. So be generous with the walnut toppings when you have your serving of ice cream before bedtime.

8) Salmon

Oranges are good for you because of its great source of Vitamin C, but another orange can give you a more than decent amount of omega-3 fatty acids. This type of fat in salmon helps to reduce the risks of cancer, depression, and heart disease. In every 3 oz. serving of salmon, there is at least 50% of niacin that helps fight against memory loss, such as Alzheimer’s Disease.

9) Spinach

Leafy green and found in salad many dishes, spinach has always been said to give you strength according to Popeye. Which is pretty true considering the facts found in recent studies, showing that spinach is one of the most potent cancer-fighting agents than any other fruit or vegetable! Spinach contains Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which are both antioxidants that is great for healthy eyes.

10) Beans

They don’t have to be magical to work wonders for your body. Beans can help reduce the risk of breast cancer and reduce the risk of heart disease by 22% if consumed at least four times a week. Just keep in mind, the darker the bean the higher amount of antioxidants. According to recent research, black bean hulls have 40 times the amount of antioxidants than lighter colored beans.

Eating healthy isn’t as difficult as some may think. As long as you include some of these items in your favorite dishes you should be fine.

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