Eating healthy has become quite a topic of discussion, and every now and then there are new findings one reads about regarding the legitimacy of claims made about the health benefits of certain foods. With so many contradicting articles out there, where would one go for reliable information on what is healthy and good for your body, and what is not?
Obviously, any raw or fresh food is healthy, but how you consume it and the amount you consume is what can make or break the deal. In this post, we look at 8 of the healthiest food types and give you a short overview of why these foods are considered to be healthy.
A vegetable that is high in starch, you ask. Yes. Potatoes are very healthy. Experts say even more so when it’s been cooked and consumed when cooled down completely. This is due to the fact that potatoes are a fat-resistant starch that can increase fat burning by up to 25% after a meal.
Not as surprising as potato, adding broccoli to your diet will increase your Vitamin C and K consumption as this veggie is rich in these. It is also very high in fiber and protein – more so than the majority of vegetables.
Ah, salmon! Not only does it taste super yum, but the health benefits of eating salmon would make you want to eat more and more of it. The Omega 3 fatty acid content of salmon makes it less likely that you would get serious diseases like cancer, depression, and heart disease.
Avocados have natural fats that can decrease cholesterol up to 20% and, this superfood can even lessen the chances of you being diagnosed with heart disease due to its folate and fiber content.
Great in a salad, you can guiltlessly munch on quinoa anytime. This grain is high in fiber and magnesium, and of course, plant-based protein.
It might not give you muscles like Popeye, but it sure is good for you. Whether you eat it raw or cooked, spinach is a must-add to your diet. And, you would be surprised to know that the lutein and zeaxanthin content of spinach is great for your eyes.
We are pretty sure you are amped to start eating more of these yummy and nutritious foods, whether raw, cooked or organic. If you have some healthy recipes with any of the ingredients in our list, be sure to share it with us! In the meantime, head on over to this page that will inspire you to mix things up and make some smoothies.