Your Top List of Healthy Food
What Foods ARE Healthy?
Most food we buy from the supermarket are not 100% natural.
Natural foods that have not gone through a manufacturing process are the healthiest foods you can eat. They give our bodies all the nutrients it needs for everyday functions. There are no bad natural foods.
Eating natural foods are essential to living a long and healthy life. The secret is to vary our diet and try new healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. Your body will benefit in so many ways and you will feel fantastic!
Here is your list of healthy foods, which includes health benefits too. It would not be possible to list all the healthy foods available to us, so I am offeromg you the top super healthy foods to get you started.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away”!
Apples – Help clean digestive system , lowers risk of cancer, reduce cholesterol, removes gut toxins
Apricots – Natures laxative, can improve circulation in the body
Bananas – helps lift your mood, get a good nights sleep, antifungal, antibiotic, helps lower cholesterol, cleans digestive system. Try a healthy banana smoothie
Blackberries – helps to treat diarrhea and mouth ulcers
Blackcurrants – high in vitamin C, is anti inflammatory and good for treatment of gout
Blueberries – High in natural asprin, cleans the blood, helps treat diarrhea and makes you brainy too!
Cherries – antiseptic, help relieve gout and headaches
Cranberries – natural antibiotic and antiviral
Figs – natural laxative, helps to prevent cancer
Raspberries - Help protect against cancer, help keep eyes healthy
Strawberries - contain anti cancer properties, their also antiviral
Watermelon – Also contain anti cancer properties, antibacterial, can stop your blood from clotting
What About Dried Fruits?
Dried fruits have high sugar content, not good if your trying to lose weight.
Next on your list of health food?
There are too many vegetables around to list them all here. So I have listed those with the most powerful health benefits in alphabetical order.
Beetroot – cleans the gut, liver and help prevent anaemia
Broccoli – is a source of fibre, can help prevent cancer, is antibacterial and antioxidant
Carrots – Cleans your liver, digestive system and kidneys, anti viral and antibacterial
Celery – a great anti cancer vegetable, antifungal, helps reduce blood pressure,
Fennel – heart healthy food, helps you lose weight and eases painful stomach
Garlic – has so many powerful health benefits, here are a just a few. Antioxidant, good for your heart, liver, helps reduce cholesterol – learn more about the health benefits of garlic
Onions - super antiviral, antibiotic and antifungal, relieve ulcers in the stomach,
Ginger – natural antibiotic, can ease feeling sick, vomiting, headaches, ease arthritis. I could go on and on. Ginger has so many health benefits, it is not possible to list them all.
Kale – another anti-cancer helper!
Peppers – helps lower blood pressure and can help improve your circulation,
Spinach – helps your immune system and help reduce your blood pressure
Tomatoes – powerful antioxidant, anti cancer, also benefits prostate
Experiment with new ways to cook veggies. A family favourite in our home is oven roasted vegetables recipe
What protein should you choose?
This is one of the most important on the list of healthy food.
Healthy low fat proteins include white meat, lean red meats, fish and seafood.
Choose REAL Meat and Fish not processed.
Aim for the leanest cuts of meat.
Any fish you like, including some oily fish a few time a week.
Not, what I call, plastic food like deli meats, frozen ready meals tinned meats and fast food.
Processed foods are not at all good for your healthy. Many of the artificial ingredients are linked to illness and diseases, including cancer and heart disease.
Turkey – the breast has the lowest fat
Chicken – breast is best, no crispy skin… sorry!!!
Beef – organic is best but expensive, limit to 1 or 2 times a week. Non organic is loaded with growth hormones which have been linked to some cancers.
Lamb - is a fatty meat, I love it, but its best to only eat occasionally
Fish – any sort, including shellfish. Just limit your intake to 2-3 time a week. Salmon is a very healthy fish because of its high omega. Fresh water salmon is better than farmed.
Eggs are a great protein to add to your list of healthy food. They are a great alternative to meat for any time of day. The yoke contains the high protein. Limit to 4-6 eggs per week. here is a really tasty Mediterranean eggs recipe
Brown Rice - gives you more energy than white rice. It produces a calming effect, improves your mood and is sad to help stop diarrhoea.
It does take longer to cook than white rice but it is worth the effort. I tend to cook double the amount of servings and freeze half for another day.
Wholewheat Brown Pasta - another high energy source, good for building strong bones and very filling too. To be honest, it tastes the same as white pasta.
Your family won't even notice the difference!
Bread, choose wholegrain or whole wheat varieties. They really do fill you up for a long time.
I really hope you find this list of healthy food helpful. It is well worth your time and for the health of your family to choose healthy natural foods.
Quick Healthy Breakfast Recipes