What we eat has a big impact on our life, from our energy levels, to how often we get sick, to how we feel every day. It’s been said that the most powerful food you can put in your body is food.
Ask anyone who ate poorly all the time and was addicted to junk food yet was able to change their eating habits and replace that junk with healthy food. You really don’t know how bad you feel every day when you eat poorly because it seems normal. You’ll realize it after you replace the junk with some of the best healthy foods you can eat.
Do not avoid avocados because of the high fat content. It’s healthy fat that you need in the form of essential fatty acids. Most people don’t get nearly enough of the essential fatty acids in their diet.
Avocados are also high in important vitamins such as vitamin K, the B vitamins and vitamin E.
They are also high in fiber. The modern diet supplies about nine grams of fiber daily. Yet, we need to get about 25 to 40 grams of fiber every single day.
While nut in general are very healthy, almonds are one of the healthiest nuts you can eat. They are high in many nutrients including calcium, riboflavin, iron, vitamin E and magnesium.
Like avocados, almonds are also a high fiber source.
Blueberries are definitely a super food. They provide high amounts of antioxidants, fiber and even phytonutrients. While not needed for survival, phytonutrients may help in the prevention of disease.
Kale is in the leafy green vegetable family. Kale contains many nutrients including being very high in vitamin C and vitamin K. If you are one of those people that can’t stand to eat their green vegetables, kale can easily be put into a fruit smoothie. You won’t taste it at all.
5. Whole Eggs
The yolk of the egg used to be vilified for its high cholesterol content. However new research has shown the yolk to be incredibly important to our health. It includes important B vitamins such as B-2 and B-12. Both of these vitamins are crucial for generating red blood cells as well as for energy production.
Eggs are also very high in an important amino acid known as leucine which is a vital part of muscle protein synthesis.
6. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are often overlooked as a health food. Yet surprisingly, sweet potatoes rank number one in numerous important vitamins and minerals. This includes both vitamin A and C. Not to mention minerals such as iron and calcium.
Sweet potatoes also have quality complex carbohydrates and even protein.
If you want to eat healthy, be sure and include these foods as part of your diet. Your body and your mind will thank you.