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The Healthiest Foods You Can Eat

29 November

Here  is a list of the healthiest foods that you can eat.  This will help you get an idea as to what foods are the best for your body.

 

Fruits

 

fruit-lobsterApricots – Apricots contain Beta-carotene which helps to  prevent radical damage and also helps to protect the eyes.  A single apricot contains 17 calories,  0 fat, and one gram of fiber.  You can eat them dried or soft.

 

Mango – A medium sized mango packs 57 MG of vitamin C,  which is nearly your entire daily dose.  This antioxidant will help prevent arthritis and also boost your immune system.

 

Cantaloupe – Cantaloupes contain 117 GG of vitamin C, which is almost twice the recommended dose.  Half a melon contains 853 MG of potassium, which is nearly  twice as much as a banana, which helps to lower blood pressure.  Half a melon contains 97 calories,  1 gram of fat, and 2 grams of fiber.

 

Tomato –  A tomato can help cut the risk of bladder, stomach, and colon cancers in half if you eat one daily.  A tomaton contains 26 calories, 0 fat, and only 1 gram of fiber.

 

Vegetables

 

Onions – An onion can help to protect against cancer.  A  cup of onions offers 61 calories, 0 fat, and 3 grams of fiber.

 

Broccoli – Broccoli can help protect against breast cancer,  and it also contains a lot of vitamin C and beta- carotene.  One cup of chopped broccoli contains 25 calories, 0 fat, and 3 grams of fiber.

 

Spinach – Spinach contains carotenoids that can help fend off macular degeneration, which is a major cause of blindness in older people.  One cup contains  7 calories, 0 fat, and 1 gram of fiber.

 

Grains, beans, and nuts

 

Peanuts – Peanuts and other nuts can lower your risk of heart disease by 20 percent.  One ounce contains 166 calories, 14 grams of fat, and over 2 grams of fiber.

 

Pinto beans – A half cut of pinto beans offers more than 25  percent of your daily folate requirement, which  protects you against heart disease.  Half a cup contains 103 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 6 grams of fiber.

 

Skim milk – Skim milk offers vitamin B2, which is important for good vision and along with Vitamin A could improve allergies.  You also get calcium and vitamin D as well.  One cup contains 86 calories, o fat, and 0 fiber.

 

Seafood

 

Salmon – All cold water fish such as salmon, mackerel, and  tuna are excellent sources of omega 3 fatty acids,  which help to reduce the risk of cardiac disease. A 3 ounce portion of salmon contains 127 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 0 fiber.

 

Crab – Crab is a great source of vitamin B12 and immunity boosting zinc.  A 3 ounce serving of crab offers  84 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 0 fiber.

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Andrew Kitching