Eating Healthy does not have to bore you to tears.
There are so many types of foods out there that are healthy but also delicious to eat.
So today I would like to share with you 40 foods you really should be eating. Some may surprise you!
Fruits & Berries 1 To 6 – there not just healthy they among the world’s most popular health foods out there.
This is not really surprising, as they taste so good. Another reason is they are so easy to add to your diet, because they require little to no preparation at all.
Apples- Are high in fibre, vitamin C and have loads of antioxidants. Apples are very fulfilling, and are great as snacks if you are feeling hungry between meals.
Avocados- Are different to your regular fruits, because they are loaded with healthy fats instead of carbs, if you have ever eaten one before you will also know they are creamy, tasty, high in fibre and have potassium and vitamin C. If you would like to know more about Avocados and what they can do for you (Click Here)
Bananas- Are among the world’s greatest sources of potassium. They are high in vitamin B6 and fibre. Bananas are so convenient and portable.
Blueberries- Are among the most powerful sources of antioxidants in the world! I almost feel bad for you, if you have not read about the 5 benefits of Blueberries. If you haven’t … (Click Here)
Oranges- Well known for the vitamin C in them of course. They are also high in fibre, antioxidants and taste nice.
Strawberries- They are highly nutritious, and are low in both calories and carbs. They are loaded with vitamin C also.
Note: There are so many other healthy fruits for you guys to eat that I have not listed. From Cherries to grapes, or mango’s to olives… they are all good for you and highly recommend you add them to your diet.
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Eggs 7- Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. They were previously demonized for being high in cholesterol, but they are perfectly safe and healthy for you to eat. In fact here are 10 reasons why you should eat eggs (Click Here)
Meats 8 to 10- It really is a myth that meat is harmful for you.
Unprocessed, gently cooked meat is one of the healthiest and most
nutritious foods you can eat.
Lean Beef- Lean beef is among the best sources of protein out there. Choosing the fatty cuts is fine if you’re on a low carb diet too.
Chicken Breasts- Chicken breast is low in fat and calories, but extremely high in protein. It is great source of many nutrients.
Lamb- Lambs are usually grass fed, and their meat tends to be high in Omega- 3 fatty acids 👍.
Nuts, Seeds and Peanuts 11 to 16- Theses are high in fat but nuts and seeds do help you lose weight!
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Almonds- They are very popular type of nut. It is loaded with vitamin E, antioxidants, magnesium and fibre.
Chia Seeds- are among the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Studies have shown that a single ounce (28grams) contains 11 grams of fibre, and a large part of the recommended intake for magnesium mangasne, calcium and various other nutrients.
Coconuts- Are loaded with fibre and powerful fatty acids.
Macadamia Nuts- They are very tasty. They are much higher in monounsaturated fats (Good Fat), and lower in Omega-6 fatty acids, than most other nuts.
Walnuts- Very nutritious and loaded with fibre and all sorts of vitamins and minerals.
Peanuts- Technically legumes, not nuts I know, but they are incredibly tasty and high in nutrients and antioxidants!
Vegetables 17 To 20 – When eating a variety of different ones daily, you really are winning in life. Vegetables are among the world’s most concentrated sources of nutrients, period.
Asparagus- Is a popular vegetable. It is low in carbs but loaded with vitamin K.
Broccoli- Is a cruciferous vegetable (Part of the cabbage family) that taste great both cooked and raw. It is an excellent source of fibre, vitamin K and Vitamin C, and contains a decent amount of protein compared to other vegetables.
Carrots- The carrot is a popular root vegetable. It is very crunchy, and loaded with nutrients like fibre and vitamin K. Carrots are also very high in carotene antioxidants, which have numerous benefits.
Kale- has been popular in recent years, for a good reason. It is incredibly high in vitamin K, vitamin C, fibre and a number of other nutrients. It is perfect to add a satisfying crunch to salads and other recipes.
Note: Again there are so many other vegetables I could have mentioned like Tomatoes, Onions, Leeks and courgettes. But I feel that eating vegetables daily is a must and you will not be sorry for doing so.
Fish & Sea Food 21 To 26- Fish and other sea foods tend to be very healthy and nutritious. They are especially rich in omega- 3 fatty acids and iodine, two nutrients that most people don’t get enough of.
Recent studies suggest that people who eat the most foods from the sea (especially fish) tend to live longer and have a lower risk of many diseases, including heart disease, dementia and depression.
Salmon- Salmon is a type of oily fish that is incredibly popular due to its excellent taste and high amount of nutrients, including protein and Omega-3 fatty acids it also contains some vitamin D.
Sardines- They are small oily fish that are among the most nutritious foods you can eat. They contain a hefty amount of the majority of nutrients required by the human body (Get Eating).
Shrimp- Is a type of animal found in the sea (duh). It tends to be low in fat and calories, but high in protein. It is also loaded with various other nutrients, including selenium and vitamin B12.
Trout- Is another type of delicious oily fish, similar to salmon.
Tuna- Very popular in Western countries, and tends to be low in fat, but high in protien. It is prefect for people who need to add more protein to their diets, while keeping calories low.
Shellfish- Not really eaten very often, which is a shame because it contains more nutrients than almost every other food out there. It ranks similar to organ meats when it comes to nutrient density. Edible shellfish includes Clams and Oysters.
Grains 27 To 29- Thanks to the paleo diet Grains have really been given a bad name. However, it is a mistake to lump all grains together. There are many different types of grains, and some of them are very healthy for you.
Brown Rice- Is one of the oldest cereal grains, and is currently a staple food for more than half of the people in the world today. Brown (Wholegrain) rice is fairly nutritious, with a decent amount of fibre, vitamin B1 and magnesium.
Oats- Oats is incredibly healthy. It is loaded with nutrients, and also contain powerful fibres. Not to mention it keeps you fuller for longer!
Quinoa- You may not have heard of this but I think in terms of grains this is one to look out for in the future. What makes this stand out from wheat and rice is the fact that Quinoa is a complete protein- containing all eight of the essential amino acids. So you could say this is a super super food!
Bread 30- Most people eat a lot of bread. For those who are trying to adopt a healthier diet for the first time, it can be extremely challenging to find something to eat instead of bread. Good news though if you are in this position I suggest you read this (Click Here)
Ezekiel bread- The healthiest bread you can buy in a store. It’s made from organic, sprouted whole grains, and is much better for you than brown bread.
Legumes 31 To 32- Are another food group that has been unfairly demonized in recent years. The truth is that legumes contain anti- nutrients, substances that can interfere with digestion and absorption of nutrients.
However, the anti- nutrients can be eliminated by soaking and properly preparing the legumes before eating them.
So what you are left with is an incredibly cheap source of quality nutrition, including a great plant- based source of protein.
Green Beans- Are unique varieties of the common bean. They are very popular in western countries.
Lentils- Are another popular legume. They are very high in fibre and one of the best sources of plant- based protein. Lentils also taste nice.
Dairy 33 To 35- For people who can tolerate dairy products they are a healthy source of various amounts of important nutrients.
Full- fat dairy products seem to be the best, and studies show that people who eat the most full- fat dairy have a lower risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
If the dairy comes from grass- fed cows, then that may be even better for you.
Cheese- Is a incredibly nutritious, and a single slice of it contains about the same nutrients as an entire cup of milk!
Whole Milk- Is very high in vitamins, minerals, quality animal protein and healthy fats. It is one of the best sources of calcium.
Yoghurt- Is made from milk that is fermented (The process of exposing bacteria and yeast, via injecting or naturally through the air). It has many of the same health effects that milk does, expect with the added benefits of the friendly probiotic bacteria.
Fats & Oils 36 To 38- You need to be adding the right types of fats to your diet. Not all fats are bad and some in the wider media are actually making a comeback as health foods.
Butter- Is good for you it comes straight from a cow (not like margarine) it lowers the risk of obesity, and has important nutrients in it like Vitamin K2.
Coconut Oil- Is loaded with powerful fatty acids called medium chain triglycerides. Coconut oil may have benefits for Alzheimers disease also. It Has also been shown to help you with losing belly fat. I have some other tips to help you lose belly fat also just (Click Here)
Extra Virgin Oil- Is the healthiest fat on earth. It contains Heart- healthy monounsaturated fats, and is very high in antioxidants with powerful health benefits.
Tubers 39 to 40- Are the storage organs of some plants. They tend to contain a number of beneficial nutrients.
Potatoes- Potatoes are a very popular food around the world. They are loaded with potassium, and contain a little bit of almost every nutrient we need, including vitamin C. They are also incredibly fulfilling. One study found that boiled potatoes were by far the most filling of 38 foods that were tasted… from experience I couldn’t say they were wrong!
Sweet Potatoes- Are among the most delicious starchy foods you can eat. They are loaded with antioxidants and all sorts of healthy nutrients.
And that’s a wrap! The top 40 foods you really should be eating!
I would love to hear from you guys
Which of theses foods are you going to be adding today?
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Until next time Ciao 🙂