The World's Healthiest Foods. 100 foods that can serve as the basis of your Healthiest Way of Eating.
Links to the articles about these foods can be found below. In addition to questions about our foods, we often get asked about beverages and sweeteners. In the beverage category, water and green tea have been especially popular topics, and in the sweetener category, so have blackstrap molasses, honey and maple syrup. Of course, there are many other nutritious foods other than those that we have included on our list that we feel are wonderful, health-promoting foods; if there are other whole foods - such as fruits, vegetables, nuts/seeds, whole grains, etc - that you like, by all means enjoy them. Just because a food is not on our list doesn't mean that we don't think that it can be included in a diet geared towards the Healthiest Way of Eating as long as it is a whole, natural, nutrient-rich food.
FAQs about the World's Healthiest Foods Criteria for The World's Healthiest Foods. The 29 Healthiest Foods on the Planet. Fruits 01.
Apricots The Power: Beta-carotene, which helps prevent free-radical damage and protect the eyes. The body also turns beta-carotene into vitamin A, which may help ward off some cancers, especially of the skin. One apricot has 17 calories, 0 fat, 1 gram of fiber. 02. The Power: Oleic acid, an unsaturated fat that helps lower overall cholesterol and raise levels of HDL, plus a good dose of fiber. 03.
The Power: Ellagic acid, which helps stall cancer-cell growth. 04. The Power: Stop aging, live longer and keep your mind sharp with blueberries. 05. The Power: Vitamin C (117mg in half a melon, almost twice the recommended daily dose) and beta-carotene - both powerful antioxidants that help protect cells from free-radical damage. 06. The Power: Helps fight bladder infections by preventing harmful bacteria from growing. 07. The Power: Lycopene, one of the strongest carotenoids, acts as an antioxidant. 08. 09. 10.
Vegetables. The Food Industry's A to Z of Toxic Ingredients to Avoid. Digg ( By Natural News ) Ever wonder what’s in the food sold at grocery stores around the world? People keep asking, “What ingredients should I avoid?” So here is a short list that covers all the most toxic and disease-promoting ingredients in the food supply. These are the substances causing cancer, diabetes, heart disease and leading to tens of billions of dollars in unnecessary health care costs across America (and around the world). If you want to stay healthy and out of the hospital, and make sure you avoid all these ingredients: Toxic, cancer-causing chemicals formed in foods when are exposed to high heat (baking, frying, grilling).
Chemical sweetener that causes neurological disorders, seizures, blurred vision and migraine headaches. ( ) Highly processed form of protein containing and used to mimic the taste-enhancer chemical MSG. A hormone mimicking chemical found in nearly all food packaging plastics. Milk proteins. A liquid used in the automotive industry to winterize RVs. I. Vitamin Chart. Healthy Food Combinations: Men. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a pigment-rich antioxidant known as a carotenoid, which reduces cancer risk and cardiovascular disease.
Fats make carotenoids more bioavailable, a fact that makes a strong case for adding tomatoes to your guacamole. "This also has a Mediterranean cultural tie-in," says registered dietitian Susan Bowerman of California Polytechnic State University. "The lycopene in tomato products such as pasta sauce is better absorbed when some fat (e.g., olive oil) is present than if the sauce were made fat free. " This may also explain why we love olive oil drizzled over fresh tomatoes.
And when it comes to salads, don't choose low-fat dressings. Edible Uses.