Healthiest Foods You Can Get

Here are some of the Healthiest Foods You Can Get…  Enjoy

This will help you get an idea about what foods are the best for your body.

Fruit

Apricots

Apricots contain Beta-carotene which helps to  prevent radical damage and also helps to protect the eyes.  A single apricot contains 17 calories,  0 fat, and one gram of fiber.  You can eat them dried or soft. Very seasonal, so enjoy them while you can.

Mango

A medium sized mango packs 57 MG of vitamin C,  which is nearly your entire daily dose.  This antioxidant will help prevent arthritis and also boost your immune system.  Not to mention that mango is a delicious fruit!

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupes contain 117 GG of vitamin C, which is almost twice the recommended dose.  Half a melon contains 853 MG of potassium, which is nearly  twice as much as a banana, which helps to lower blood pressure.  Half a melon contains 97 calories,  1 gram of fat, and 2 grams of fiber. A readily available treat.

Tomato

A tomato can help cut the risk of bladder, stomach, and colon cancers in half if you eat one daily.  A tomato contains 26 calories, 0 fat, and only 1 gram of fiber.  Practically a staple in every household, and rightly so.

Vegetables

Onions

An onion can help to protect against cancer.  A cup of onions offers 61 calories, 0 fat, and 3 grams of fiber.  From the same family as garlic, but without the pungent smell.

Broccoli

Broccoli can help protect against breast cancer,  and it also contains a lot of vitamin C and beta- carotene.  One cup of chopped broccoli contains 25 calories, 0 fat, and 3 grams of fiber.  Easy to add to stir fry dishes.

Spinach

Spinach contains carotenoids that can help fend off macular degeneration, which is a major cause of blindness in older people.  One cup contains  7 calories, 0 fat, and 1 gram of fiber.  Try adding to lasagne.

Nuts and Beans

Peanuts

Peanuts and other nuts can lower your risk of heart disease by 20 percent.  One ounce contains 166 calories, 14 grams of fat, and over 2 grams of fiber.  Beware of peanut allergies!

Pinto beans

A half cut of pinto beans offers more than 25  percent of your daily folate requirement, which  protects you against heart disease.  Half a cup contains 103 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 6 grams of fiber.

Skim milk

Skim milk offers vitamin B2, which is important for good vision and along with Vitamin A could improve allergies.  You also get calcium and vitamin D as well.  One cup contains 86 calories, o fat, and 0 fiber.

Seafood

Salmon

All cold water fish such as salmon, mackerel, and  tuna are excellent sources of omega 3 fatty acids,  which help to reduce the risk of cardiac disease. A 3 ounce portion of salmon contains 127 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 0 fiber.  Wild caught is best.

Crab

Crab is a great source of vitamin B12 and immunity boosting zinc.  A 3 ounce serving of crab offers  84 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 0 fiber.  A little difficult to eat, but worth it.


“Health – A to Z” – A

This is Part A of my new Information Series “Health – A to Z”.

I don’t focus on problems, I DO focus on solutions and information.  Feel free to join in the conversation and add your own comments and additions on each post under the relevant letter.

Absorption

We are not what we eat, we are what we absorb. Clogged colons prevent us from properly absorbing nutrients.

Acai Berry

The fruit of a palm tree found in the Amazon rainforest. High in antioxidant goodness.

Almonds

Contain healthy fats, vitamin E,  magnesium and potassium all of which are vital to a healthy life.  Eat a small handful between meals to get the goodness and stop eating junk food.

Anti Aging

We all want to slow down the aging process. Keeping our bodies properly nourished and hydrated is essential.

Anti Cancer

Many foods have natural anti cancer properties.  Choose fresh fruits and vegetables (lots of dark green leafy ones, and highly colored ones). Include garlic and other fresh herbs plus spices like turmeric and pepper.

Antioxidants

Naturally occurring substances which neutralize free radicals which cause damage to our cells. Many types abound in fresh fruits and vegetables – a good reason to have a varied diet.



20 Fat Busting Tips – Tip 17 – Go Nuts!

Seeds count too…

Snacking on a small palmful of nuts like almonds, cashews or seeds like pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds gives your a health boost by adding “good” fats and other essential nutrients to your diet. They satisfy your between meal hunger pangs in a very healthy way.