The 5 Healthiest Foods on Earth

by Gregory Dy

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Eating a lot of food will not give all the essential nutrients for your body, but eating the right food and the right amount will do. This list of 10 of the healthiest foods on Earth will help you understand how easy it is to maintain a healthy life.

1. Banana

A serving of banana contains around 100 calories, 30 grams of carbohydrate and a gram of protein. Bananas are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and are naturally free of fat, cholesterol, and sodium. They are good for the heart as one banana contains approximately 300mg of potassium, an essential mineral for supporting healthy blood pressure and heart function.

They also provide your digestive system a boost; they help prevent ulcers and relieve heartburn and indigestion. Eating a banana will help reestablish regular bowel function and restore electrolytes, particularly if you have diarrhea.

Bananas come pre-packaged with their yellow banana peel which is very beneficial for our body, teeth, and skin. Banana peels, when rubbed on your teeth every day, can whiten your teeth. They can also be used to treat warts by simply rubbing the peel on the affected area every day until it’s gone. You may also rub the peel on your face and body to eliminate pimples. Other skin benefits include reducing wrinkles, relieving pain, and treating psoriasis.

If there is one thing you should remember, it’s that a banana a day will keep the doctor away.

2. Broccoli

A 100g serving of broccoli will provide you your daily recommended intake of vitamins C and K. They are rich in fiber, calcium, potassium, folate, and phytonutrients, which greatly reduce the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and cancers.

Broccolis are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, which play an important in role in keeping the eye healthy and free from cataracts. They also contain zinc, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin E, iron, manganese, phosphorus, choline, vitamin B1, vitamin A, and copper. Consuming them will greatly reduce your risk of obesity, and will promote healthy skin, hair, weight, and increased energy.

If you want to look younger, broccoli is for you. Because they are rich in antioxidants, they help reduce wrinkles and fight skin damage caused by sun and pollution. Its health benefits also include decreased risk of developing coronary heart disease, stroke, and hypertension.

3. Garlic

Eating garlic provides a good amount of manganese, vitamin b6, vitamin c, copper, selenium, and phosphorous. All these nutrients will give your cardiovascular and immune system a boost, nevertheless, it is the sulfur properties in garlic that serve as its highlight in terms of overall health benefits

Garlic, a natural medicine, has been used for many centuries to treat diseases. It has anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties that can treat illnesses externally and internally. Allicin, the active ingredient of garlic, can remove warts, treat common colds, coughs, and sore throats. Often called the world’s greatest wonder herb, garlic encourages the production of white blood cells, allowing the immune system to kill harmful bacteria and other kinds of pathogens.

In places like France, Italy, and the Netherlands where garlic is eaten regularly, studies show a lower number of cancer patients. People have consumed garlic to prevent various kinds of cancers including colon cancer, rectal cancer, stomach cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer. Other benefits include treating diabetes, high blood pressure, earaches, menstrual disorders, headache, stress, and fatigue.

4. Apple

Apples are one of the most readily-accessible fruits in the world. They are widely available all over the globe and doesn’t come with a hefty price tag. They are rich in vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, dietary fiber, phytonutrients, and minerals such as calcium, potassium, and phosphorous.

Apples are rich in antioxidants that combat free radicals. Free radicals are harmful substances generated by our body that can cause diseases and accelerates our aging process. Worldwide, apples are being considered a miracle fruit. An old Welsh proverb says that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but how true is this?

A number of studies suggest that apples may well be one of the most healthful foods for you to incorporate into your daily diet. Eating apples will help improve your neurological health and may prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Regular consumption of apples reduces your risk of stroke, diabetes, and breast cancer. To get the most out of an apple, it is important to eat its peel as most of the fiber and antioxidants are in it.

If you want to eat healthily, then apples are an exceptional choice.

5.  Eggs

This cheap, easy-to-prepare food is one of the most nutritious foods in this world. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals, some of which are rare to find in a regular diet. Eggs contain a little bit of almost every nutrient we need; this superfood contains vitamins A, D, E, K, all B-vitamins, calcium, and zinc among others.

Eggs are a valuable source of some minerals that can be hard to get from other foods, specifically selenium and iodine. While various fish, shellfish, and mushrooms can be abundant sources of selenium, people who avoid these foods may struggle to get an adequate amount of this essential antioxidant from other food.

They are high in HDL, often known as the good cholesterol that our body requires. People who have greater levels of HDL have a minimal risk of heart disease, stroke, and several health problems. They are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, which are responsible for good eye health and eyesight. Additionally, they are rich in high-quality proteins containing all the essential amino acids in the right amount. Eating enough protein can help increase muscle mass, lower blood pressure and optimize bone health.

Bottomline

It is vital for a person to have a balanced diet. Too much of anything can be bad, and a little bit of everything may be beneficial. It’s also important to remember that treating yourself once in a while can be a part of a balanced diet.
by Gregory Dy

by Gregory Dy

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Gregory is a Nupathe author who writes health-related articles. He writes mostly on topics related to food, health, and beauty. Born in the Philippines, he grew in Naga and became a conscious eater. After college, he worked for several businesses as a manager before becoming an author.

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