We have information on the top eleven wonderful and healthiest foods. You should try these foods and tell everyone about them. We mention foods from whole grains, nuts, legumes, beans, fruits, and vegetables. This is part two.
Walnuts: walnuts contain omega-3 fats. ¼ cup of walnuts provides 90% of omega-3s needed in one day. The health benefits of walnuts are improved cognitive function, cardiovascular protection, helps fight against cancer, immune system support, anti-inflammatory advantages that relates to rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis
Skim milk and yogurt: Skim milk has a great source of calcium, vitamin d, and k and promotes strong healthy bones. The nutrients in skim milk helps protect colon cells from cancer causing chemicals, migraine headaches, childhood obesity, bone loss, and premenstrual symptoms. Research shows that skim milk or yogurt can help adults lose weight. Yogurt includes essential nutrients such as zinc, protein, potassium, phosphorus, Vitamin B2, B5, and B12. The live bacterial cultures in yogurt provide health benefits that can help strengthen your immune system and can help increase longevity.
Lentils and Black Beans: Lentils and black beans is a good source of fiber and can lower your cholesterol. The fiber helps maintain your blood sugar levels. Also lentils and black beans are high quality proteins and fat free with other minerals and B-Vitamins. Lentils and black beans fill you up without increasing your waist.
Salmon: Salmon is high in protein and omega-3 fats and low in saturated fat. Salmon is recommended twice a week and is considered a heart healthy food. Eat wild salmon instead of farm raised salmon. Studies show that farm raised salmon may cause cancer because it may have high levels of carcinogenic chemicals known as polychlorinated biphenyls.
Green tea and enhanced water: green tea contains beneficial phytonutrients and lower levels of caffeine than other teas. It is also a cancer fighter and has antioxidants that helps reduce cancer, periodontal disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and bacterial or viral infections to cardiovascular disease. A trend that’s out is water packed with vitamins and/or naturally sweetened fruit. Some of the enhanced water has a full supply of vitamin c and some have no artificial sweetener with a fruity taste.
The super healthy foods we just listed are worth eating or drinking and now that you know which foods and beverages are healthy, it’s time to go grocery shopping for your health.
Top photo credit: Walnuts by Jonas Tana
In text photo credit: Lentils by TheBazile