It is not always easy to figure out what foods you should be eating, but here is a concise list of some of the healthiest foods around according to leading nutritionists (Part 1 contains A-K):
Avocados: Has almost a 1/5 of your daily dose of fiber in a ½-cup serving, in addition to monounsaturated fats which help lower cholesterol.
Barley: Is high in fiber which helps manage cholesterol.
Black Beans: Have antioxidants and magnesium. Both help to maintain nerve and muscle function.
Broccoli: Rich in vitamin C, and it also is a major source of vitamin K.
Blueberries: Are packed with fiber, and full of antioxidants.
Bulgar: Has more fiber than brown rice, potassium, B vitamins, and calcium.
Chard: Is full of nutrients including calcium, B vitamins, and beta-carotene. This veggies is a good source of fiber as well.
Edamame: Is a good source of fiber and protein.
Eggs: The whites offer up protein with minimal calories (and zero fat or cholesterol), while ggg yolks are full of vitamin B12 and vitamin A, as well as choline, a nutrient that is particularly important for pregnant women.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Is an excellent source of monounsaturated fats. When used in moderation, EVOO may even cut the risk of heart disease.
Kale: Is full of vitamin C, beta-carotene, calcium, and antioxidants. It is also a good source of lutein, a nutrient that may slow macular degeneration.
Kidney Beans: Found to be one of the most antioxidant-rich foods in a USDA study.
Kiwi: Is a excellent source of vitamin C and potassium.