Are you wanting to upgrade your diet to feel better? AND get the most bang for your buck? There are so many different food options out there, and they are certainly not all created equal.
Some foods build and nourish our bodies, decrease our risk of disease, and promote longevity. Other foods are more neutral. And then you have some food items that don’t do much good and are just downright damaging to the body, usually just highly processed man-made edibles.
In this article I want to share three of the most high quality, healthy foods you can eat and practical ways to add them to a diet. In exploring which foods are the most healthy, it’s important first to define what I mean by “most healthy.” Basically I mean foods that are extremely rich in nutrients and have very little (if any) downsides to eating them. Lots of foods have great nutrients in them. But five grams of wheat, for example, has a lower vitamin and mineral content than five grams of asparagus.
In understanding why something is healthy, it’s important to keep in mind all the reasons we even eat food. It is definitely not just for energy, otherwise why would any of us eat spinach, which has only 7 calories in one cup? Food does provide us with energy to move our bodies and stay alive, but it does so much more than just that! Our bodies are designed to get many needs met through food, beyond just energy. Other vital purposes of food include:
Eating healthy does not have to mean major, difficult changes. When working with some of the most nutritious foods on the planet, one little change can go a long way! And you will give yourself the gift of a healthier body, now and in the future.
Author: Hannah Clements