Mar 07, 2013

Top Foods for National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month in the United States.  Most people know that a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables is a good bet to stay healthy.

But with the added emphasis on eating right this month, some individuals may wish to know what foods are considered to be the healthiest for the body.  The following is a list of some of the healthiest foods that humans can eat to promote longevity, activity, heart health, and all around well-being.

  • Apples, the first health food to make the list, should not surprise anyone.  After all, it has long been said that eating an apple a day will keep the doctor away.  And with the antioxidants and natural vitamins that exist in apples, this old adage continues to hold true.
  • Almonds are packed with nutrients and vitamins, vitamin E in particular, that provide people with a healthy snack.  Almonds also contain high levels of calcium, fiber, and iron.  Additionally, recent studies have claimed that eating almonds can help to maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
  • Blueberries, like apples, are full of antioxidants that help reduce the effects of aging and deterioration in the human body.  High blood pressure, cognitive deterioration, and obesity are all health risks that are limited in those that eat a regular supply of blueberries.
  • Fish, specifically the oily fish such as salmon, trout and herring, contain heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids.  Omega-3 fish oil has also been shown to help promote a healthy nervous system and provided benefits for those suffering from inflammatory conditions.
  • Broccoli is the one food item dreaded most by children everywhere, but adults wishing to eat healthier should not shy away from these green veggies.  Broccoli is stuffed with healthy vitamins and minerals and have been shown to provide sustain nutrition to healthy bodies

March is the month to recommit to eating healthy, and with the increased use of the above foods and other healthy foods, a person can do so successfully.

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