Contrary to popular belief, a slice of pizza plus a bottle of Code Red Mountain Dew don’t actually contain 100% of your body’s daily nutritional needs.
How to get your fill of essential vitamins and minerals? Putting aside pizza for a moment (perhaps an anti-pizza, organic vegetable farmer group is running a smear campaign against pizza to boost sales of produce), we’ve researched different delicious foods that will help get you feeling great.
Don’t skip out on this important meal! Get your day started the right way with a light, yet nutritious meal that boosts your energy levels throughout the day.
Oats are rich in complex carbohydrates, vitamin b, potassium, folate, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. It’s great for you, helps digestion, and can be customized to your liking. Talk about a win-win-win.
Wheat germ is the embryo of the wheat plant, formed during germination. High in vitamin c, folic acid, zinc, thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus, fatty acids, and fiber, it’s a great addition to your oatmeal to make things even more healthy.
Bursting with fiber, antioxidants, phytonutrients, blueberries make for a tasty start to the day. Consumption of blueberries can also help reduce hypertension, prevent cognitive decline, and prevent obesity. Not bad for a humble berry!
Eggs often get an undeserved bad rap because of their cholesterol content, but studies have shown that cholesterol in your diet doesn’t raise bad cholesterol levels in your blood, which leaves you free to enjoy ‘nature’s multivitamin’. The yolk contains the majority of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, including great-for-the-brain choline and lutein and zeaxhantine which both serve to protect your vision.
Reduce cholesterol and fight aging with the powerful antioxidants found in the variety of delicious red, yellow, and green apples out there. Research has also shown that the polyphenols found in apples can also help extend your lifespan.
One of the worst ways to accumulate unwanted calories is by snacking on junk food all day long. Substitute your candy bar for one of these nutritious and delicious snacks instead.
One of the top foods for vitamin e, sunflower seeds help your immune system, promote healthy blood functions, and fight against aging.
Rejoice! Chocolate is good for you. Make sure to munch on dark chocolate with high cocoa content to score the best bang for your buck. Eating this tasty snack can lower blood pressure, help blood flow, improve brain functions, and is loaded with free radical fighting antioxidants. (Semi) sweet.
Niacin, also known as vitamin b3, ensures your nervous and digestive systems along with your skin function properly. In addition, it plays a very important role in assisting the body to convert food into energy.
Magnesium is a critical element in maintaining proper body chemistry. It’s used in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body! These important reactions keep bones strong, the heart steady, and maintain muscle and nerve functions. Get your recommended intake with a serving of delicious cashews!
It’s not healthy to simply avoid all fats. Not only do avocados contain healthy fat that’s important to the body, but they also have vitamin k, vitamin b, and tons of fiber. Eat a fresh avocado sliced up or make a simple and quick guacamole.
It’s always a good idea to step back from the computer, get away from the office, and enjoy a nourishing lunch. Chow down on these foods to really get your body right.
Kale might just be the most nutrient dense of all the green leafy vegetables. Enjoy insane amounts of vitamin k1, vitamin c, and vitamin a, and semi-insane levels of vitamin b6, potassium, magnesium, copper, and manganese. What we’re trying to say is that kale is really freakin’ good for you.
Make your meal taste better while getting a nutrient packed punch to the gut at the same time. Garlic is loaded up with vitamins, and the active ingredient in garlic, allicin, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. Garlic also reduces the risk of several common cancers, including colon and stomach cancer. Plus it fights against vampires. How awesome is that?
Your coworkers may not be pleased with your decision to eat these tiny fish, but your body will thank you. They contain bits of pretty much every important nutrient your body needs and are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids to make your heart happy.
Back when you were young, your mom always asked if you ate your broccoli. She did this because it’s incredibly good for you. Even if you always tried to feed it to the dog, there’s still time to catch up now. Broccoli has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in calcium, vitamin c, fiber, phytonutrients, and folate.
Turns out the Irish diet of beef, potatoes, and creamy stout beer has something nutritious going for it after all. Potatoes contain the b complex vitamins, vitamin c, iron, copper, manganese, potassium, and decent amounts of many other nutrients.
You worked hard all day long and your body now needs to replenish and refresh with a hearty final meal. Make sure it’s a healthy one to have you feeling right as rain tomorrow.
Salmon is absolutely delicious and contains the all-mighty omega-3 fatty acids. These are extremely important for you and are linked to a lower risk of many serious diseases and a great overall wellbeing. A good diet should utilize salmon and other fatty fishes at least two times a week.
Want to please your sweet tooth while treating the rest of your body well? Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet and rank #1 in vitamin a, vitamin c, iron, calcium, protein, and complex carbohyrdates in comparison to other vegetables.
Sweet Red Bell Peppers
When thinking of vitamin c, oranges, grapefruit, and other citrus fruit usually come to mind, but sweet red bell peppers contain more vitamin c than all of them! Vitamin c is great for helping your body metabolize proteins and synthesize neurotransmitters.
China, Japan, and other Asian culinary giants have already figured out the benefits of seaweed. It provides part of the stock for miso soup, tastes great on its own, and is more nutritious than land-dwelling vegetables. It’s chock full of important minerals and a great source of iodine and bioactive compounds like phycocyanins, carotenoids, and other powerful antioxidants.
Upgrade your standard serving of white rice by supplementing with wild rice. It’s slightly higher in proteins than most whole grains and contains lots of fiber, folate, magnesium, and more beneficial nutrients. It can also help stregthen bones, reduce birth defects, and fights aging and cancer while improving the heart due to high levels of antioxidants.
Yum, we’re feeling great and are absolutely stuffed now! We hope this list has gotten you thinking healthy.
What are your go-to healthy foods?