Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Healthy foods that taste great

Natural, healthy diet


Low in cholesterol and filled with healthy omega 3 acids that feed your brain and heart, salmon can be a delicious alternative if you are looking for a different source of protein. And the fats you’ll find in salmon are actually good for you.


The health benefits of avocado include weight management, protection from cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, treating osteoarthritis and enhancing the absorption of nutrients for the body. It also reduces the risk of cancer, liver damage and Vitamin K deficiency-related bleeding. Avocado helps in keeping eyes healthy and  protecting the skin from signs of aging and the harmful effects of UV rays. It also helps in maintaining blood sugar levels and has antioxidant properties. It even helps to increase circulation, boost cognitive abilities, and build stronger bones!


Originally from South America, these edible seeds have become a popular protein and fiber source in other countries.


The blueberry is the second most popular berry in North America (just behind the strawberry). These little blue balls are loaded with antioxidants and phytochemical, which are both cancer fighting agents. 
Blueberries help with weightless. I drink a blueberry smoothie at least a few tines a week.


Popeye had the right idea. Spinach is filled with vitamin A, iron, and calcium. Add these leafy greens to your salad for some extra flavor and health benefits.


There is a reason beans are known as the magic fruit, but not for the reason you might think. They are high in fiber, which promotes digestive health and can help prevent Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and colon cancer. Eat them in moderation though. A diet too heavy in beans can lead to increased blood pressure.


Commonly part of trail mixes, almonds are a great source of magnesium for battling depression and managing the health of your brain. Add some dried fruits and other nuts to create your very own healthy (and tasty) snack.
Almond milk is also a great substitute to cow or goats milk.


A great source of folic acid, tomatoes can prevent cell damage by removing free radicals from your body. Tomatoes are also filled with the antioxidant lycopene, which can help prevent heart disease
and cancer.


Consumed in moderation, beer actually has several health benefits. Antioxidants for fighting cancer and silica, which strengthens your bones, are just two of them. Just one glass a day is enough though. Any more than that and the health benefits begin to diminish.


Another food with healthy (monounsaturated) fats, just one tablespoon gives you 10% of your daily recommended dose of vitamins E and K. It also has a long history of use in skincare regimens and massage oils for relieving muscle fatigue and lactic acid buildup.


A single potato has more potassium than a banana and 26 grams of carbohydrates. It lowers cholesterol, reduces fat storage and offers protection against colon cancer.


Button or champignon mushroom isolated on white
Button or champignon mushroom isolated on white
A great addition to a salad or main course, mushrooms have high levels of vitamins B6, B12, C and D.


Added as a spice to many dishes, garlic is effective in lowering cholesterol and the risk of stomach and prostate cancer.


A single orange can give you all the vitamin C you need for the entire day. Plus, they contain over 170 different phytochemicals, many of which have anti-inflammatory properties.


Rich in complex carbohydrates and fiber, sweet potatoes are excellent for providing energy and digestive tract health.

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