7 of the Healthiest Foods You Should Be Eating

7 of the Healthiest Foods You Should Be Eating

Posted by Lori Shemek; October 26, 2013

Eating healthier is not just about planning, oh no..it is also about having the right information as well.  Today I’d like to share with you 7 of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. These foods will turn your health world around! By incorporating at least one of these foods into your everyday diet, you will begin to reverse low-level inflammation (the major cause of almost every health condition, aging and weight gain) with every bite and create optimal health as well.

Here are your 7 healthiest foods:

They’re loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients, low in calories, and high in water and fiber to help control blood sugar and keep you full longer and their flavors satisfy sweets cravings.

This ‘fruit’ is Packed with heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat that help people feel satiated. Healthy fats trigger the hormone Leptin that tells our brain we’ve had enough food.  Avocados are also rich sources of vitamin C, E, potassium, and lutein.  When you add a healthy fat to your meal or snack, you absorb more of the antioxidants and more.

I know, I know, you have been told to eat your broccoli countless times. But  there is a very good reason for that. Broccoli and other cruciferous veggies are super potent cancer killers. This veggie is super dense with antioxidants and other important compounds that help prevent the build-up of free radicals. Excessive production of free radicals can harm cells and trigger cancer, heart disease and more. Broccoli also contains compounds that burn belly fat.

Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which, when deficient, have been linked to a reduced risk of depression, heart disease, and cancer. Omega 3 fats help burn fat and reduce all-over inflammation. Opt for wild salmon over farm-raised.

Kale, like broccoli delivers an anti-cancer punch heard around the world. It is super dense in vitamins A, C and vitamin K (most westerners are deficient in this vitamin) that help boost the immune system as well.

Sweet Potato
Rich in beta-carotene and boasting 150% more antioxidants than blueberries! High in cancer-fighting antioxidants, sweet potatoes are loaded with energy-boosting carbs, plus fiber, vitamins, manganese, and potassium and balance your blood sugar.

Sardines are one of the best sources of heart-healthy mood-boosting omega-3 fats, and they’re loaded with the very important vitamin D. Remember that omega 3 fats  help burn fat and reduce all-over inflammation. Sardines are small and low on the food chain, so this means they don’t harbor lots of toxins that the larger fish do.

The juicy little ruby seeds inside this fruit are packed with antioxidants and fiber. Antioxidants are very protective – they mop up harmful free radicals, which damage tissues and contribute to a variety of chronic conditions, such as heart disease and much more.

The goal is to create optimal health and this is a sure-fire strategy to do that!

To Your Good Health,