We all have a good idea as to what we should and shouldn’t eat. We’ve also been taught that a well-balanced diet is the key to a longer, healthier life.
But, what are the healthiest foods of them all?
It should come as no surprise that kale is amongst the healthiest foods available to us. Not only is it loaded with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants but kale provides our body with the natural fiber needed for optimum health.
Tip: Kale can be rather bitter so if you find yourself struggling to eat enough, consider putting it into soups or stews. Chances are you won’t even notice it!
Next up, garlic. This is a food that we find in many of our favorite dishes, including sauces, roasts and stews and it’s no wonder: not only does it add incredible flavor to our dishes, but it’s loaded with Vitamins C, B1 and B6.
Then we have seaweed. This is an extraordinarily nutritious food, but it’s not one that many of us consume on a regular basis so we’ll have to look for ways to incorporate it into our diet. It’s worth the effort though because seaweed is loaded with minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium and manganese, some of which aren’t found in other fruits and vegetables.
Seaweed is also notorious for reducing inflammation because of its high levels of antioxidants!
Then we have shellfish. If you’re looking to improve your overall health you’ll want to start incorporating shellfish such as clams, crab, lobster or oysters into your diet because they’re known as some of the best sources for vitamin B12 which impacts our energy levels and overall mood.
Note: They’re also high in zinc, copper and Vitamin D, especially oysters so consider including them in your next meal!
Salmon is low in fat and calories but very high in protein which will make you feel fuller faster, helping you avoid over-eating.
Salmon is also known for its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids which have been proven to boost brain activity, improve focus and energy levels.
And even more impressively, salmon has been proven to prevent the onset of serious diseases because of its high levels of magnesium, potassium and selenium, important minerals that our body needs but never seems to get enough of.
And finally, we have blueberries. Not only are they loaded with antioxidants but they are high in phytochemicals which are linked to better brain function, such as improved focus and memory.