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The Top 20 Ranked Foods For Overall Health And Fitness

The Top 20 Ranked Foods For Overall Health And Fitness
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This “Top 20” list of super-healthy foods is a perfect foundation for a healthy “real food” based diet. These foods are all ranked very high on the ANDI scale (an excellent system for rating nutrient profiles of foods). These foods are highly regarded as very well suited to optimal health, peak fitness and high performance – both mental and physical! Take a screenshot, make a printout or simply save this post to your social media for when you next go shopping. 🙂

The ANDI scale is very interesting, it stands for Aggregate Nutrient Density Index and was created by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of the Nutritarian Handbook & ANDI Food Scoring Guide (affiliate link), in order to show how popular foods stack up in terms of micronutrient density per calorie. The ANDI scale gives a score to common foods of all types, based on their nutrient profile and in particular the amount of actual nutrients per calorie. The ANDI scale measures 34 of the most important nutritional factors and assigns foods a score from 1 to 1000. The most nutrient-dense foods, such as cruciferous vegetables, score 1000.

These foods were chosen for their high antioxidant profile, low acidity, low sugar, and overall high nutrient profile.

This is your stay-alive-and-kicking plan right here! If you build your diet around these foods, according to the report, you will provide your body with the foundation required for a high level of overall fitness. You would be likely to have the least trouble maintaining a great athletic physique! Bonus points for keeping it organic.

HERE IS THE LIST OF The Top 20 Ranked Foods For Overall Health And Fitness:

Chicken
Salmon
White Fish
Lean Beef
Kale
Carrots
Sweet or White Potatoes
Rice
Whole Eggs (yes including the yolks!)
Blueberries
Swiss Chard
Arugula
Red Peppers
Romaine Lettuce
Broccoli
Asparagus
Spinach
Tomatoes
Oranges
Pomegranate

Runners-up? Don’t forget these other highly nutritious foods:

Coconut
Turmeric
Garlic
Ginger
Raspberries
Onions
Cacao
Cabbage
Pumpkin seeds
Chia seeds

How many of these are in your regular diet? I am taking this list shopping with me tomorrow!

Also worth observing is what is NOT on this list. You won’t see bread, cakes, fries, burgers

Note – this amazing list of super-healthy foods was inspired by Mike Cernovich’s best selling book Gorilla Mindset: How To Control Your Thoughts And Emotions, Improve Your Health And Fitness, Make More Money And Life Life On Your Own Terms (affiliate link)

Further reading: https://www.drfuhrman.com/learn/library/articles/95/andi-food-scores-rating-the-nutrient-density-of-foods