When we think of healthy foods, it can be difficult to identify what is truly “healthy”. From brands advertising “low-sugar” or “healthy fiber,” how do you really know how healthy the food is you’re consuming?
Researchers recently put together a list of the 100 healthiest raw foods that would meet daily nutritional needs without exceeding them. After analyzing over 1,000 raw foods, they scored each food based on its overall daily nutritional value. The higher the score, the healthier the food.
You may be surprised at what ended up on the list!
Top 10 Healthiest Foods:
- Snapper: Red snapper is the best known and is nutritious but can carry dangerous toxins.
- Beet Greens: The leaves of beetroot vegetables, which are high in calcium, iron, vitamin K and B group vitamins (especially riboflavin).
- Pork Fat: A good source of B vitamins and minerals. Pork fat is more unsaturated and healthier than lamb or beef fat.
- Swiss Chard: A tall, leafy, green vegetable, it has a very rare dietary source of betalains, phytochemicals thought to have antioxidant and other health properties. It is also an excellent source of vitamins K, A, and C, as well as a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, and dietary fiber.
- Pumpkin Seeds: Including the seeds of other squashes, these are one of the richest plant-based sources of iron and manganese.
- Chia Seeds: Tiny black seeds that contain high amounts of dietary fiber, protein, a-linolenic acid, phenolic acid and vitamins.
- Flatfish: Sole and flounder species. Generally free from mercury and a good source of vitamin B1.
- Ocean Perch: A deep-water fish sometimes called rockfish, which is high in protein and low in saturated fats.
- Cherimoya: Cherimoya fruit is fleshy and sweet with a white pulp. It’s rich in sugar and vitamins A, C, B1, B2 and potassium.
- Almonds: Rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids, almonds promote cardiovascular health and may help with diabetes.
To see the full list of top 100 foods, click here.
At Farrell’s, we incorporate nutrition into our proven program. We focus on teaching members to eat a healthy and balanced diet. We coach members on eating the right foods and the right proportions to fuel their bodies. We keep it simple, making it easy to follow and maintain for long-term success.