Super Foods - The Healthiest Foods

 















I've been researching food as medicine for over two decades.  I enjoy learning about the various nutrients, proven methods of healing, and the folklore surrounding certain foods.

I have compiled a list of the Superfoods that we should strive to include in our diets often.

Research has shown that these particular foods may help ward off diseases, cancers, and a multitude of health ailments and concerns.  The list has been compiled using information gathered from both old and new research within the field.

Consuming foods from this list on a regular basis may promote overall health and well-being.

"The Top Healthiest Superfoods" that have shown the most promise on the nutritional front, are in Red, Bold Typeface. 


SUPER FOOD LIST (PART ONE)  - FRUITS & VEGETABLES 

Leafy Greens
Spinach
Swiss Chard
Kale
Collard Greens
Mustard Greens
Turnip Greens

Salad Greens
Romaine
Arugula
Dandelion
Endive
Watercress
Radicchio

Cruciferous Veggies
Cabbage (Standard, Napa)
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Brussels Sprouts
Bok Choy

Alliums
Onions
Garlic
Leeks
Shallots
Scallions

Other Veggies
Artichokes
Tomatoes (Technically a Fruit)
Avocados (Technically a Fruit)
Asparagus
Peppers (Bell, Hot)
Summer Squash
Winter Squash
Zucchini
Eggplant
Okra
Cucumber
Green Beans
Celery
Carrot
Radish
Fennel
Hearts of Palm
Olives (Technically a Fruit)

Root Vegetables
Turnips
Rutabaga
Parsnip
Sweet Potatoes

Legumes
Green Peas
Split Peas
Black-Eye Peas
Lentils
Aduki Beans
Lima Beans
Black Beans
Pinto Beans
White Northern Beans
Cranberry Beans
Garbanzo Beans
Kidney Beans
Navy Beans
Cannellini Beans
Fava Beans

Berries
Blackberries
Raspberries
Blueberries
Strawberries
Cranberries

Tree Fruits
Apples
Pears
Plums
Bananas
Peaches
Nectarines
Apricots
Cherries

Citrus
Lemons
Limes
Clementine
Grapefruit

Other Fruits
Pineapple
Pomegranate Seeds
Cantaloupe
Honeydew

SUPER FOOD LIST (PART TWO)  - OTHER FOODS 

Protein
Fish (esp. Salmon)
Shellfish
Antibiotic & Hormone Free Poultry
Grass Fed Beef & Bison
Nitrate- Free Pork

Dairy
Omega-3 Eggs
Organic Milk Cream
Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
Low-Fat Cottage Cheese
Organic, Natural & Raw Cheeses (In Limited Amounts)

Nuts
Almonds & Almond Butter
Pecans
Brazil Nuts
Roasted Peanuts
Red-Skinned Spanish Nuts
Pistachios
Macadamias
Walnuts
Cashews
Pine Nuts
Coconut
Pumpkin Seeds
Sunflower Seeds
Sesame Seeds
Flaxseeds

Fats
Olive Oil
Coconut Oil
Ghee, Cultured Butter
Almond Oil
Sesame Oil

Sweeteners
Raw, Unfiltered Honey
Blackstrap Molasses
Coconut Sugar

Seasonings
Fresh Herbs (Oregano, Rosemary, Basil, Parsley, Dill, Sage, Thyme, Mint, Chives…)
Dried Herbs & Spices (esp. Turmeric, Black Pepper)
Mustard
Tamari
Himalayan Pink Salt
Vinegars (esp. Apple Cider Vinegar)

Other
Pickles
Sauerkraut
Broths

Healthy Starches
Steel-Cut Irish Oats & Oat Bran
Quinoa
Brown & Wild Rice

Beverages
Water – Still or Sparkling
Hot Water w/ Lemon
Coffee
Green Tea
Black Tea w/ Lemon Peel & Raw Honey
Fresh Fruit Juice (Various Combinations - Freshly Juiced for Enzyme Activity)
Fresh Carrot Juice
Fresh Vegetable Juice
Fresh Pressed Grapefruit Juice
Black Cherry and Cranberry Juices
Cultured Coconut Milk or Kefir
Wine (*Red or White)

© 2008 - 2011 GuideToLifeForWomen.com > Health and nutrition information provided is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended to be used as a substitute for advice provided by your physician, nutritionist, or health care provider.  You should not use this information for diagnosing or treating any health condition or disease or for prescribing medications and/or other treatments.  Please consult your health care provider or nutritionist before starting any new diet or exercise program.  Information and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 

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