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Top 10 Healthiest Foods

Top 10 Healthiest Foods List
Top 10 Healthiest Foods. Graphic © Image sources – see foot of article.

Fermented Vegetables: Fermented vegetables have a high amount of probiotic bacteria, so by consuming fermented vegetables you can increase beneficial bacteria in your intestinal flora, improving your overall gut health.

Kefir: Kefir is a rich source of many nutrients including probiotics. Kefir has many health-promoting effects including antithrombotic, antimicrobial, and osteoporosis risk reduction. [1]

Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon: Wild salmon is a great source of omega-e fatty acids, vitamin D, and other beneficial nutrients. It is a high quality of lean meat and can be regarded as nature’s perfect protein source.

Whey Protein: Whey is an excellent source of high-quality protein that promotes muscle growth, lowers blood pressure, and helps reduce inflammation.

Organic Eggs: Organic eggs are packed with vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids. They have a positive impact on overall health and well-being.

Organic Coconut Oil: A good source of healthy fatty acids that may boost heart health, reduce seizures, skincare, weight loss, immunomodulatory effects, prevention of Parkinson’s disease and raise good (HDL) cholesterol levels. [2]

Avocado: Avocado is a nutrient-dense food and is a good source of heart-healthy monosaturated fatty acids that can lower cholesterol levels. Vitamin E in avocados keeps the eyes healthy.

Pomegranate: Pomegranates are a rich source of phytochemicals that have antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties, thus protecting cells from damage. [3] Pomegranate also has been shown by studies (see pomegranate juice link at the foot of the article) to improve heart health, control diabetes, and lowers cancer risk.

Raw Grass-Fed Butter: It is more nutritious than regular butter as it is high in fat and calories. It is also a good source of vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin K2, and unsaturated fatty acids.

Dark Green Vegetables: They contain high levels of fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. Dark green vegetables provide a high amount of folate and vitamin B.

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[1] Tu, M.-Y., et al., Short-term effects of kefir-fermented milk consumption on bone mineral density and bone metabolism in a randomized clinical trial of osteoporotic patients. PloS one, 2015. 10(12): p. e0144231.

[2] Kappally, S., A. Shirwaikar, and A. Shirwaikar, Coconut oil–a review of potential applications. Hygeia Journal of Drugs and Medicine, 2015. 7(2): p. 34-41.…/.pdf

[3] Viuda‐Martos, M., J. Fernández‐López, and J. Pérez‐Álvarez, Pomegranate and its many functional components as related to human health: a review. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 2010. 9(6): p. 635-654.

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