Eating a natural and healthy diet is an essential part of a long and healthy life. We are talking about the gifts of nature, which are not treated with chemicals and have a number of beneficial substances for the human body. Nuts, grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products and much more…
This article details the benefits of certain foods from the top 20 healthiest foods on Earth, which was compiled by leading scientists from Great Britain.
Greens contain a large number of different vitamins and amino acids. Scientific studies have confirmed that green plants are the best sources of fiber, useful for digestion. Greens include spinach, green onions, parsley, dill and many other plants.
- GOJI BERRIES
The goji berry strengthens your immune system by nourishing every cell in your body. This natural source of vitamins A and C will be a great helper for people with constant feelings of fatigue. Thanks to its high protein and low calorie content, goji berries are a popular ingredient for dietary meals.
The healthiest sea fish! The unsaturated fats it contains help normalize blood fats. After a while, after adding salmon to your diet, you will notice an improvement in your memory, strengthen your hair and return the shine to your skin. Also consuming this fish reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Salmon meat is rich in phosphorus, calcium, potassium, and vitamins A, C, and B.
This exotic fruit is a natural source of monounsaturated fatty acids, which are essential for successful weight loss. In addition, avocados contain B vitamins and carotenoids, which are important for our body and keep blood sugar at normal levels and help to improve eyesight.
This plant is almost unknown in Russia – although quinoa is very useful. It is a source of pure protein and “smart” carbohydrates that will not turn into fat. Quinoa grits will be an ideal product to fight against excess weight! Given its low calorie content, the presence of vitamin B9 and an abundance of protein, the consumption of this plant is recommended for people prone to heart disease.
Broccoli is called the queen of cabbage. No wonder – it contains a lot of useful elements! Broccoli contains vitamins B6, C, PP and K, as well as healthy minerals and proteins. A recent study showed that this vegetable is good for your eyesight and inhibits the development of blindness. On top of that, broccoli strengthens bones, heart and the immune system in general, reducing the risk of cancer.
Nuts are popular in cooking all over the world and are used both in confectionery products and in various pastes, oils and sauces. This versatile product has not only a pleasant taste, but also a mass of useful trace elements: almost all nuts contain iodine (beneficial for the thyroid gland), proteins, vitamins and useful minerals. Doctors recommend eating five different nuts every day-almond, walnut, pistachio, cashew and hazelnut.
Beet is widely used in folk medicine because of its unique composition, which includes various vitamins (PP, B group and others) and minerals (iron, magnesium, iodine, and others). Boron present in this vegetable helps to solve potency problems, normalizes blood pressure and oxygenates the brain. Beets would be the perfect ingredient for a delicious and healthy vegetable smoothie!
- YAMS (SWEET POTATOES)
The yam is also known as the “sweet potato” – although it tastes more like a pumpkin. It is a very healthy and, importantly, inexpensive product. Sweet potatoes are recommended for heart attack prevention (thanks to vitamin B6, which strengthens the walls of blood vessels), stress relief (provided by high potassium content), maintaining elasticity in the skin (because of beta-carotene). Eat yams to energize your body and boost your immune system.
Scientists consider the tomato one of the healthiest vegetables on Earth. It helps cure a number of different ailments: stomach ulcers, depression, cardiovascular diseases, and thanks to its high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it significantly reduces the risk of cancer. The vegetable contains vitamins A, C and B6.
Kale or curly kale is a real treasure trove of nutrients. It contains all 9 essential amino acids, omega-3 fatty acid, a large dose of vitamins A, C, K, PP. Kale is rich in minerals: magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium. The level of calcium in this vegetable is higher than in milk! The presence of the substance indole-3-carbinol, which prevents the growth of tumor cells, makes it an effective tool for the prevention of cancer.
Irreplaceable product for dietary intake. In addition to the wonderful taste and low calories, raspberries have a number of medicinal properties. It includes vitamins C, A, B2, B9. Raspberries have antisclerotic, antipyretic, diaphoretic and restorative effect, so it is recommended for use during colds.
- Black beans
Black beans have an impressive set of important substances. A huge number of useful trace elements, rich amino acid composition, an optimal combination of protein and fiber cause a wide range of its useful properties. Black beans are used to prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disorders, as well as for digestive problems.
- Cantaloupe (musk melon)
Canataloupe or Muscat melon has a positive effect on the immune system due to its high concentration of carotene and ascorbic acid. It contains folic acid, which is essential for pregnant women. Also cantaloupe has inosine, which prevents hair loss and cholesterol accumulation.
Artichoke is rich in vitamins and proteins. It has a tonic effect, is well digested. It has diuretic and choleretic properties, so it is recommended for the prevention of gout and jaundice.
Watermelon is a very tasty and healthy berry. The lycopene contained in it (which colors its flesh red) prevents the emergence of heart disease and cancer. Given the low-calorie watermelon, it can be safely recommended for dietary meals.
A common citrus with a rich chemical composition that includes beta-carotene, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and other important trace elements. Grapefruit has good carcinogenic properties and helps get rid of excess weight.
Asparagus is a natural source of fiber, as well as a number of useful minerals and vitamins that slow the aging process. Asparagus has been used since ancient times as a diuretic and a blood purifier. Asparagus can help you eliminate toxins, alcohol, and excess water from your body.
- Laminaria (seaweed)
Laminaria (popularly known as “seaweed”) is famous for its high concentration of useful vitamins and minerals (especially – in large quantities of iodine). An irreplaceable product, recommended for use by people of all ages. Dietitians recommend to eat seaweed salads at least once a week.
The reason for the popularity of cabbage is not only the pleasant taste and easy care of the plant, but also its rich chemical composition. This vegetable contains a lot of vitamin C – eating 200 grams of cabbage, you fully satisfy the daily requirement of it. In addition, the plant contains vitamins B, PP, glucose, phosphorus, calcium, as well as a lot of iron and zinc. A wonderful dietary product that will help you reduce cholesterol and serve as a means to prevent cancer.