Top 6 Healthiest Foods on the Planet

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Most people would think that many of the healthiest foods on the planet would be complicated, rare, and expensive. There could definitely be some foods that fall into all of those categories, however, there are everyday foods that can boost our level of health and stamina that we simply just aren’t aware of.

Below, you will find 6 of the healthiest foods you can eat, and they won’t be difficult to find or expensive:

Lemons

By eating just one lemon in a day, you have taken in 100% of your required amount of Vitamin C. So here is a tip on how to actually eat a whole lemon in a day. Have a slice with your morning intake of water or tea and instead of throwing it away, eat it. Use some on a lunchtime salad in a couple small slices and in your salad’s vinaigrette. For dinner, lemons really enhance the flavor of chicken and salmon, or for vegetarians, broccoli and lemon are a delicious combo.

Dark Chocolate

Pure dark chocolate is easily found these days in health food markets and larger, more well-stocked super markets. In an otherwise healthy individual, just one ounce of dark chocolate a day can lower blood pressure; a health issue that many people deal with everyday.

Potatoes

A healthy surprise, is that potatoes also top this list. We always hear about how healthy the sweet potato can be, but the regular russet, red, or yellow potato can get a bad reputation as being too full of carbs. Yet, just one potato contains 66 micrograms of folate, which benefits the body through cell growth. One whole sweet potato contains eight times the daily amount of Vitamin A, which is required for optimum health and fighting disease.

Walnuts

Walnuts contain omega 3 fatty acids, the same amazing fatty acids in salmon. The Omega 3s in walnuts have been proven to help lower bad cholesterol, help fight off disease, and protect our skin from sun damage. All of these benefits are most recognized when we eat a solid healthy diet and exercise, such as walking for 15 to 20 minutes a day. Also, it is wise not to skip your sunscreen, though you may regularly consume walnuts.

Avocados

Avocados have become hugely popular within the last few years, as salsas and guacamole are served as condiments in many family restaurants and also easily made at home. So it’s a great relief to know that avocados are on the healthiest foods list. They are full of healthy fats that have the ability to lower your bad cholesterol by approximately 22 per cent. Avocados are also full of fiber and folate which can be disease fighting agents as we age.

Beans

It seems we can’t get away from the healthy benefits of beans. There is always the dinner scene where parents are encouraging kids to eat their beans, and for good reasons. One serving of beans or peas a day, may lower your risk of heart disease and may even help you avoid such diseases as cancer. If you avoided eating beans when you were a kid, eating beans on a regular basis as an adult is an extremely healthy way to possibly ward off diseases during your senior years.