Healthy Foods A-Z (Part 2)

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 2 contains L-Z):

Lentils: Are full of protein and folate.

Mushrooms: May protect against breast cancer by helping to regulate a woman’s estrogen levels.

Non Fat Greek Yogurt: A good source of probiotics which as much as 8 grams or more of protein per serving.

Old Fashioned Oatmeal: Helps manage cholesterol.

Oranges: A good of vitamin C.  Vitamin C has been shown to help the body burn fat, prevent colds, and stimulate collagen production.

Pumpkin: The antioxidants in pumpkin can keep skin healthy, while potassium helps lower blood pressure.

Quinoa: Is a complete protein, and offers the same energy and satiety you would get from meat, without fat or cholesterol.

Salmon: Has omega-3 fatty acids that may improve mood and keep your skin looking healthy.

Sardines: Is full of protein as well as vitamins D and B12, it is also an excellent source of calcium and omega-3 fatty acids.

Skim Milk: It offers nine essential nutrients including calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin D.

Spinach: Is a good source of iron, folate, and at least a dozen flavonoids (compounds that are high in antioxidants).

Sweet Potatoes: Are a good source of beta-carotene.

Walnuts: Are a good source of omega-3 fatty acid which helps lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and raise good cholesterol (HDL).