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Healthiest Foods – Best For Your Body

Below is the list of the healthiest foods you can obtain and help you to find the best for your body.

FRUITS

Apricots
Apricots good for your eyes it has Beta-caraten which helps it to
protect and prevent essential damage. A single apricot contains
17 calories, 0 fat, and one gram of fiber. It can be taken soft or dried.

Mango
To boost your immune system and prevent arthritis you need to take
Mango daily. A simple medium size contain antioxidant of 57 MG of
Vitamin C.

Cantaloupe
You want to lower your blood pressure then take melon. Just half a
melon contains 2 grams of fibre, 1 gram of fat, 97 calories and
853 mg of potaassium which is nearly twice compare to banana. It
also contains 117 GG of vitamin C.

Tomato
One tomato daily helps to reduce half the risk of colon cancers,
stomach and bladder. The good news it has 0 fat, 26 calories and
only 1 gram of fibre.

VEGETABLES

Onions
A cup of onions offers 61 calories, 0 fat, and 3
grams of fiber and it can too help to to protect against cancer

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

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

GRAINS, BEANS & NUTS

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

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

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

SEAFOOD

Salmon
A 3 ounce portion of salmon contains 127 calories,
4 grams of fat, and 0 fiber. 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.

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

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Healthy Food Choices

Eating healthy is something we all would like to do, although it can be hard.  In order to eat healthy, you must first make the right food choices.  Eating healthy is all about what you eat, which makes the choices very crucial to your results.

Grains

You should consume 6 ounces of grains per day.  To do this, you can eat 3 ounces of whole grain cereals, breads, rice, crackers or pasta.  You can get an ounce of grains in a single slice of bread, or 1 cut of cereal.

Vegetables

These should be varied, as you should eat 2 1/2 cups of them each day.  You should start eating more of the dark vegetables, such as broccili and spinach.  Carrots and sweet potatoes are good as well.  You should also eat more dry beans such as peas, pinto beans, and even kidney beans.

Fruits

Fruits are very important.  You should try to eat 2 cups of them each day.  Focus on eating a variety, such as fresh, frozen, canned, or even dried fruit.  You can drink fruit juices as well, although you should use moderation when doing so.

Milk

Milk is your calcium rich friend.  For adults, 3 cups is the ideal goal.  For kids 2 – 8, 2 cups is where you want to be.  When choosing milk products or yogurt, you should go for fat-free or low-fat.  Those of you who don’t like milk or can’t have it, should go for lactose free products or other sources of calcium such as fortified foods and beverages.

Meat and beans

Eating 5 ounces a day is the ideal goal, as you should go lean with your protein.  When eating meat, always bake it, grill it, or broil it, as this will prevent grease from adding to the equation.  You should vary your protein as well, with more fish, beans, peas, and nuts.

When cooking your food, you should also limit solid fats such as butter, margarine, shortening, and lard.  These foods may add flavor to your dishes, although they can also help raise your cholesterol as well.  Therefore, you should try to add these foods and any foods that happen to contain them.

To help keep your saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium low, you can check the nutrition facts label.  This label can be found on the food package and will tell you all the information you need to know about the food item.

By picking your foods wisely and watching what you eat, you’ll help control your lifestyle.  Exercise is great as well, as it goes along perfect with a healthy eating lifestyle.  No matter what your age may be, eating healthy will help you keep your active lifestyle for years and years – even help you and your health in the long run as well.

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