Healthy Foods

I’ve decided to use this page as a collection of food that have been said to be good for you. Instead of focusing on how much food we need to avoid in order to maintain our health, look at this abundant list of food that’s good for you and taste delicious. Reference this list often to give yourself more variety to your diet, I know I will!

  1. Whey protein isolate. It reduces insulin and appetite.
  2. Pomegranate. This antioxidant-rich, anti-inflammatory fruit helps lowers estrogen (which also reduces breast-cancer risk).
  3. Buckwheat. Despite its name, buckwheat is not a wheat; it’s a plant that’s a rich source of protein and fiber.
  4. Dry red wine. This is high in flavinoids, and having it after a meal aids digestion and controls appetite.
  5. Roasted soy nuts. It helps combat age-related weight gain by increasing metabolism.
  6. Holy basil. This supplement is known to fight belly-fat storage. Try one capsule twice a day.
  7. Indole-3 carbinol. This supplement will help your liver break down the bad estrogen and convert it into the good kind. Take 200 mg twice a day.
  8. CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). This fatty acid supports lean muscle mass and increases metabolism. Dr. Oz suggests taking 1,500 mg twice a day for three months to see reduced back fat.
  9. Shichimi Togarashi — Shichimi Togarashi is a blend of seven different spices and often includes chili powder, orange or tangerine peel, black and white sesame seeds and seaweed. What does it not have? Salt!
  10. Beluga Lentils — Several studies have pointed out the benefits of legume consumption on prevention and management of chronic disease, but it’s beluga lentils’ rich black color that give it a one up on its other lentil counterparts. Black Anthocyanin’s in these little beads have been found in other foods to be tops in fighting inflammation, cancer and heart disease.
  11. Avocado oil — You can use it at home in dressings, dips, and marinades. Added benefit: Consuming more of it may help to increase your healthy HDL cholesterol levels!
  12. Black soybeans — Expect this bean to become more mainstream in 2014 as a “weight loss” food. A 2007 study found black soybeans to have an “anti-obesity” effect in rats. A well-known recipe for black soybeans in China is to soak it in vinegar, only if you like the taste of extreme sour. Or you can make tea with it. Recipes available.
  13. Fat-free Ricotta Cheese — It’s packed with protein, a good source of calcium and a lot less sugar than Greek yogurt.
  14. Sesame seeds — Contains high levels of calcium and zinc. 
  15. Apples –Studies have shown that apple consumption may help to lower LDL cholesterol, reduce risk of colon diseases, ward off breast cancer and expand lifespan by 10 percent.
  16. Za’atar — This tasty mixture of sumac seeds, thyme, salt and sesame seeds. Studies have linked sumac berries and thyme to decreased incidence of food borne pathogens.
  17. Teff — This gluten-free grain is high in calcium, vitamin C and taste! Best of all, up to 40 percent of the teff grain is considered a “resistant starch,” which is literally starch you can’t digest. 

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