Eating healthy does not have to be boring. There is a massive amount of foods out there that are both healthy and tasty.
Here are 10 incredibly healthy foods. Most of them are surprisingly delicious.
- FRUITS AND BERRIES
Fruits and berries are among the world’s most popular health foods.
This is not surprising, given that they taste incredible. Fruits are also very easy to incorporate into the diet, because they require little to no preparation.
Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet.
They were previously demonized for being high in cholesterol, but new studies have shown that they are perfectly safe and healthy.
- NUTS, SEEEDS AND PEANUT
Despite being high in fat and calories, studies suggest that nuts and seeds can help you lose weight.
These foods are crunchy, fulfilling and loaded with important nutrients that many people don’t get enough of, including magnesium and vitamin E.
They also require zero preparation, which is important because it makes it easier to incorporate them into the diet.
Calorie for calorie, vegetables are among the world’s most concentrated sources of nutrients.
There is a wide variety available, and it is best to eat many different types of vegetables every day.
- FISH AND SEAFOOD
Fish and other seafood tend to be very healthy and nutritious. They are especially rich in omega-3 fatty acids and iodine, two nutrients that most people don’t get enough of.
Studies show that people who eat the most foods from the sea (especially fish) tend to live longer and have a lower risk of many diseases, including heart disease, dementia and depression.
Grains have gotten a bad rap in recent years, mainly due to them being a forbidden food on the wildly popular paleo diet.
However, it is a mistake to lump all grains together. There are many different types of grains, and some of them are very healthy.
Just keep in mind that they are still pretty high in carbs, so they are not recommended on a low carb diet.
Most people eat a lot of bread.For those who are trying to adopt a healthier diet for the first time, it can be extremely challenging to find something to eat instead of bread.
Fortunately, there are several healthy (or at least “less bad”) options available.
Tubers are the storage organs of some plants. They tend to contain a number of beneficial nutrients.
Many people can’t tolerate dairy products. However, for people who do tolerate them, they are a healthy source of various important nutrients.
Full-fat dairy products seem to be the best, and studies show that people who eat the most full-fat dairy have a lower risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
If the dairy comes from grass-fed cows, then that may be even better, as it is higher in some bioactive fatty acids like CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid). Linoleic acid is the most common omega-6 fatty acid, found in large amounts in vegetable oils but also in various other foods in smaller amounts. The “conjugated” prefix has to do with the arrangement of the double bonds in the fatty acid molecule.
Legumes are another food group that has been unfairly demonized in recent years.
It is true that legumes contain anti-nutrients, substances that can interfere with digestion and absorption of nutrients.
However, these anti-nutrients can be eliminated by soaking and properly preparing the legumes before eating them.
What we’re left with is an incredibly cheap source of quality nutrition, including a great plant-based source of protein.