The Healthiest Foods On The Planet

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The Healthiest Foods On The Planet
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Here is a “top 16” of foods that are widely regarded to be abong the very best you could eat. How many of these are you eating?

1. Lemon and Lime: The citrus fruits are widely known for their high vitamin C content – but that’s not all they have to offer. They are rich in polyphenols (wards off weight gain) and pectin (a soluble fiber).

2. Arugula: The distinctive tasting peppery green has a high concentration of phytochemicals and fiber, and is low in fat, carbohydrates, calories, and sugar.

3. Avocado: Avocados are easily one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the plant. Aside from their content of healthy fats, they are rich in vitamins and fiber. Regular consumption of the fruit might help with cancer, cholesterol, and even hypertension.

4. Spinach: The leafy green is an excellent source of proteins, folate, vitamin C, and vitamin A.

5. Garlic: In addition to warding off mythological creatures, garlic contains bioactive compounds such as allicin that facilitate various beneficial biological effects.

6. Ginger: Ginger has been used for centuries as a remedy for improved digestive health, reduced inflammation, and help with bacterial/viral infections.

7. Broccoli: Broccoli is rich in phytonutrients, folate, vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium, calcium, and fiber. These nutrients offer anti-oxidant properties and may help reduce the risk of some cancers, diabetes, and heart disease.

8. Watercress: Adding watercress to your salad provides a high intake of folate, which is associated with weight loss and reduced risk of certain cancers.

9. Ginseng: Hailing to traditional Chinese medicine, Ginseng is rich in gintonin and ginsenosides, two potent antioxidants.

10. Onion: It’s believed that onions significantly improve your cardiovascular health by helping with weight loss, preventing the hardening of arteries, regulating cholesterol, and increasing blood flow. Besides, the culinary staple goes in just about anything – omelets, rice, salads, pasta, tacos, burgers and soup.

11. Kale: Kale is a leafy green that contains substantial amounts of vitamin K, vitamin C, and other different nutrients.

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12. Turmeric: Turmeric helps improve brain health, reduce inflammation, provide antioxidant properties thanks to its active ingredient, curcumin.

13. Tomatoes: Did you know that a tomato is technically a fruit and not a vegetable? The kitchen staple is loaded with vitamin C and potassium, among other nutrients.

14. Coconut: Coconuts are loaded with medium-chain triglycerides, which are powerful fatty acids. When made into an essential oil, it’s touted to help with constipation, eczema, back pain, lung diseases, parasites, fungal infections, warts, and psoriasis, to name a few.

15. Chia Seeds: A single ounce of chia seeds contains a large part of the recommended calcium, manganese, magnesium, and fiber intake.

16. Cherry: Cherries are rich in antioxidants, omega-3s, and have been shown to help with bodyweight, heart health and more.

Please note that this content should never be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinicians.

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The Healthiest Foods On The Planet
Graphic ©herbs-info.com. Image sources – see foot of article.

Infographic Image Sources
Avocado – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Avocado.jpeg
Lime – https://pixabay.com/en/lime-sliced-lime-fresh-citrus-sour-1269982/
Lemon – https://pixabay.com/en/sliced-lemon-lemon-slice-fruit-667554/
Spinach – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Espinac_5nov.JPG
Broccoli – https://pixabay.com/en/appetite-broccoli-brocoli-broccolli-1239149/
Watercress – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Watercress_(2).JPG
Ginseng – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ginsengernte_in_Walsrode.JPG
Onion – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Onion_growing_shoots.jpg
Kale – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kale-Bundle.jpg
Turmeric – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Curcuma_longa_roots.jpg
Tomato – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bright_red_tomato_and_cross_section02.jpg
Coconut – https://pixabay.com/en/coconut-coconuts-exotic-sweet-1125/
Chia Seeds – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chia_Seeds_macro_1.jpg
Cherry – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cherry_Stella444_edit.jpg
Arugula – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RuculaDSC7702.jpg
Garlic – https://pixabay.com/illustrations/garlic-eat-food-tuber-sharp-spice-1341268/
Ginger – https://pixabay.com/photos/ginger-the-root-of-the-pepper-1191927/


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