The Five Healthiest Foods Pt
The Five Healthiest Foods. There are many foods that are
healthy but some foods are so nutritious that they get moved to
the head of the line.
These foods include salmon, soy, greens, berries and whole
grains. Here we look at salmon, soy, and vegetable greens.
Salmon is an excellent source of protein and it is rich in
omega 3 fatty acids, which are beneficial in lowering the
levels of LDL or bad cholesterol in the blood and increasing
the level of HDL cholesterol or good cholesterol in the
Salmon is a very versatile food that can easily be
substituted for other types of meats such as beef or pork in
many different recipes. The American Heart Association
recommends that everyone eat at least two servings of fish on a
weekly basis and it strongly recommends the consumption of
fatty fish or which salmon is one. It is best to choose wild
salmon to eat.
Be aware that most canned salmon as well as frozen salmon is
wild. Soy products come from soybeans and an example of a soy
product is tofu. Soybeans boast high quantities of protein and
protein is composed of all of the essential amino acids that
the body requires.
Soybeans are the only known vegetable sources that can make
this claim. But that is not all, soybeans are also very rich in
the omega 3 fatty acids, the B vitamins, fiber, calcium,
magnesium, phosphorus, iron and zinc. A regular diet that
includes soy is one that will lead to an overall low level of
total cholesterol, as well as LDL cholesterol and
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So is beneficial in preventing heart disease as well as
osteoporosis, breast cancer and prostate cancer. All vegetables
are healthy but greens are especially healthy.
Examples of the best choices of green vegetables include
chard, collard greens, kale, bok choy, broccoli, asparagus,
green beans, etc. The greens are all rich in vitamin A, vitamin
C, calcium, iron and phytonutrients.
Broccoli for example is beneficial in
preventing the onset of heart disease, diabetes and a variety
of cancers. If the taste of broccoli is not to your liking then
eat it in recipes such as in the Chinese dish beef and broccoli
or in a stir-fry with soy sauce.
Another option is to eat broccoli raw but with
other vegetables such as on a vegetable platter with a zesty
dip for added flavor. As well green vegetables are low in
calories and very high in fiber. Foods that are high in fiber
are also filling so that means you do not need to eat too large
a helping in order to feel that you have eaten enough.
Avoid buying cartons of juice. Most juices
are full of sugar or sweeteners, even if they
say they are sugar free. Fresh fruit is a
better choice for adults who need to lose
weight. Apples are perfect for a mid afternoon
Greens can be eaten raw or cooked. Eaten in the
raw stage is probably the healthiest but make sure to wash them
carefully before consuming them. Add raw greens to a salad or
simply just snack on them and much away! Greens can also be
cooked and steaming is one of the best ways because it helps to
maintain all of the nutritional content. Stir-fries are a
healthy way to toss together your greens as well as your meats