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WHAT’S THE HEALTHIEST FOOD TO BUY?

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(Some of) The Best Foods to Eat for Anyone

I came across an article titled “120 Best Foods for Women” and was interested from the title. The claim was that the foods were good for you, promoted weight loss, and fought disease. Really?! Sounds great! Let me eat all of them. However, upon looking at the list of foods I quickly realized that the title was, um, shall we say… misleading. I mean, where was the spinach, grass-fed beef liver, raspberries, coconut oil, sweet potatoes, sardines, etc?

The list was primarily made up of processed foods. Processed foods that help me fight disease? If you understand human biology, you’re probably laughing too. I mean, really, it’s this type of garbage information that is wrecking the health of women (and men and children). The list starts with 11 different “foods” under the category of ‘Sweets’. You start the list of best foods with sweets?! Wow. And you tell me they promote fat loss and fight disease. Wow. If that were only true… They claimed cookies fought heart disease simply because the cookies contained oats.

Later on the list at least included vegetables and fruit and even some organic meat and some nuts. But even some of the vegetables were either not organic or contained sauces and additives that weren’t particularly good for you. About 10% of the list wound up being whole foods and reasonably acceptable items. A far cry from the touted 120 foods.

So, after reading this list, I thought I’d let you in on some of the real best foods for most anyone (exception of food intolerances). This is a list of whole foods packed with actual nutrients. *Choose organic in as much as possible for the vegetables and fruit.foodbuyingslide

  1. Spinach (cooked)
  2. Grass-fed beef liver
  3. Collard greens (cooked)
  4. Turnip greens (cooked)
  5. Green peas (no canned)
  6. Swiss chard (cooked)
  7. Grass-fed beef
  8. Grass-fed butter
  9. Raw, grass fed hard cheese (preferably from Europe)
  10. Pastured eggs
  11. Avocado
  12. Acorn squash
  13. Butternut squash
  14. Kale (cooked)
  15. Pumpkin
  16. Wild caught salmon
  17. Sardines
  18. Broccoli (cooked)
  19. Canned light tuna (skipjack) – no more than 2 to 3 times per week -mercury
  20. Dandelion greens
  21. Mustard greens
  22. Pineapple
  23. Turmeric
  24. Almonds
  25. Bok choy (cooked)

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