The Healthiest Foods You Can Get

As we all know, it is important to eat healthy foods and to have a nice, varied diet. The problem, of course, comes from what is actually healthy and what is not. Eat too much of something, and you will likely find out that it is actually bad for you. Avoid eating something that is supposed to be terrible for you, and lo and behold it turns out that it is a great thing to have!

These are common problems that can pop up when it comes to evaluating healthy foods. To help you save yourself some time and effort, here is a list of healthy foods to add to your basket when shopping. The following is a list of the healthiest foods that you can get. This will help you get an idea as to what foods are the best for your body. 

Fruits

Apricots

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. They make a great choice whether you want something to put into yoghurt, to have as a snack dried, or to simply take from the fruit bowl. 

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. Mangoes are noted for their unique and enjoyable taste, too, which makes them a brilliant choice for anyone looking to add a bit of variety to the flavours they enjoy each evening. 

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. Cantaloupes are a fine choice, too, for anyone who might be on the lookout for something very tasty without filling you up too much. 

Tomato 

A tomato can help cut the risk of bladder, stomach, and colon cancers in half if you eat one daily. A tomato contains 26 calories, 0 fat, and only 1 gram of fiber. Tomatoes are a great source of goodness, but they also work extremely well if you just want to use them as part of a side dish. Some people even just chew one raw! 

Vegetables

Onions

An onion can help to protect against cancer.  A cup of onions offers 61 calories, 0 fat, and 3 grams of fiber. Onions are great for immunity, too; many people who eat a lot of onions tend to find their bodies are quite resistant to illness in general. 

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. It makes a great side for stews and other dishes like this; a nice, enjoyable, easy to blend in vegetable that works with so many different food types. 

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. Regarded by many as a superfood, spinach is a great side to add into things like sandwiches, salads, and even just to have on the side of whatever your main dish might be. 

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. Peanuts are a tremendous snack, though make sure you avoid eating too many salted, roasted and/or coated peanuts as they tend to be pretty high in salts. 

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. A great choice if you just want something a little easier to include in things like curries, chilli dishes, and even just to put through a salad. 

Skimmed 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, no fat, and 0 fiber. If you are someone who can handle lactose, then this is definitely something that you should add into your day-to-day diet – in moderation, of course!

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. Crab makes a tremendous addition to your list of foods that you might eat, too, as it can be so rich and tasty. It makes a great choice to add to your main course options, especially if you feel like you eat the same things on rotation constantly.

Keep these factors in mind, and you should find it much easier to go about the process of getting a nice, satisfying healthy food intake. Add these to your pantry when shopping, and you should find it much easier to get creative when cooking without adding in excessive calories! 

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