Keeping a healthy food list close by is a great way to improve your everyday diet to improve health, achieve weight loss and to help with disease prevention.
Healthy choices not only help maintain your healthy body weight but can also help prevent constipation which seems to haunt a staggering number of people these days.
The grocery stores and local farmers market offer a plethora of nutritious foods to choose from including many organic foods.
Add as many of these nutritious foods into your meals whenever possible.
Include them in salads, homemade soups, fresh juices or a simple side of steamy vegetables, there are thousands of ways to enjoy healthy choices.
Fruits are the most perfect foods to consume.
They can provide the body with natural water, sugars, nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants.
They take the least amount of time and energy to digest and they give you back the most in return.
Apples | Apricots | Bananas | Blueberries | Cantaloupe
Cherries | Lemons | Cranberries | Grapes | Kiwifruit
Mangoes | Papaya | Pears | Persimmon | Pineapples
Pomegranates | Strawberries | Watermelon
Sulfur rich foods aid in the absorption of calcium and also help repair and rebuild bone, cartilage and connective tissue. They protect us against the effects of radiation, pollution and help prevent osteoporosis.
Not only do they accomplish these tasks, but these liver loving foods help disinfect the blood, resist bacteria, and stimulate bile secretion. They possess powerful antioxidants which help detox your body.
Garlic | Onions | Leeks | Eggs | Radishes
Horseradish | Turnips | Cruciferous veggies
Useful link: Make Your Own Homemade Horseradish Sauce
Cruciferous vegetables are low in calories and high in fiber, they also provide protein, calcium, iron, potassium, folic acid, vitamin C and folate (a naturally occurring vitamin B).
They promote good hormones and contain sulforaphane (a compound that exhibits anticancer, antidiabetic and antimicrobial properties).
Broccoli | Cauliflower | Cabbage | Brussels sprouts
Artichokes | Asparagus | Avocados | Beets | Carrots
Cauliflower | Celery| Corn | Cucumbers | Leeks | Mushrooms
Onions | Parsnips | Peppers | Potatoes | Pumpkin Squash
Radishes | Rutabagas | Spinach | Sweet Potatoes | Tomatoes Turmeric |Turnips | Watercress | Zucchini
Grains and Legumes
Barley | Beans | Brown Rice | Buckwheat | Corn
Lentils | Oats | Soybeans | Wheat
Nuts and Seeds
Almonds | Cacao Beans | Cashews | Chestnuts Hazelnuts | Pumpkin Seeds | Peanuts | Sesame Seeds
Sprouted Seeds | Sunflower Seeds
Walnuts | Chia Seeds |
It is always a good choice to use natural sugars such as honey or maple syrup, but if you're counting calories then artificial sweeteners may be a better choice.
Salt is extremely important as we need this mineral in our systems to survive and maintain health.
The big question lately is: Are the benefits of sea salt greater than the benefits of table salt?
One of the easiest ways to eat more from the healthy food list is by stocking up the fridge and cupboards with the good stuff while avoiding foods that may lead to obesity.
Keep a bowl of fresh fruit on the counter. Let’s face it; if there are no unwanted snack foods in the cupboard then you are left with little choice but to grab a healthier snack.
How about keeping a veggie tray with dip ready to go in the fridge? Another great way to get a serving of vegetables into your diet is by drinking a glass of freshly made veggie juice.
Along with this healthy food list click here to enjoy some of our low calorie snack suggestions.
Check out some of the following juicing recipes and see how easy it is to make a healthy beverage that tastes good.
We have to eat to fuel our bodies and our minds, and as the old saying goes, you are what you eat. The better fuel we provide for our bodies with nutritious foods the more efficiently we will be able to function.
What we eat can be a simple solution in maintaining a healthy mind, body and spirit.
Wishing you health and happiness
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