There is a lot of clatter these days about super foods. Frankly, I think all foods designed by God and made by nature are super foods!
There are hundreds and thousands of whole, nutrient dense, delicious foods with which to fill your plate each meal and snack of the day. Nature has carefully ensured abundant provision. I could write for weeks and months, maybe years about the wonderful creations of nature for a lifestyle of wellness. But for today, I want to focus on 3 of the top 7 healthiest whole foods for every day. They are powerful for a lifestyle of wellness to fulfill your body’s every nutritional need.
Berries are some of the highest fiber fruits around. One cup of berries has 8 grams of fiber; twice what you’d get in an apple. Berries are also high in antioxidants that fight free radicals which cause all sorts of illnesses in our bodies including cancer. All of that makes them a powerhouse and gains them a top spot in the top 7 healthiest whole foods list.
Berries are always available frozen and that means they can easily and deliciously be added to protein shakes, toppings for yogurt or cottage cheese. Simply eaten raw, by the handful when in season, berries are one of nature’s finest treats. Just be sure to look for organic if purchasing because berries tend to hold the highest concentrations of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers of any fresh fruit.
Wild Caught Fish
Fish is the most concentrated source of protein on the planet and that is a critical element of wellness. It is much lower in fat compared to meat or poultry and very simply, you get more protein per bite. Plus, wild caught fish is packed with vitamins and minerals. In fact, ocean fish is considered the highest in nutrient density.
But not all fish is created equally. The general rule of thumb is to select deep, cold water ocean fish; never farm-raised. Avoid most lake fish as well. Top picks are halibut, salmon, tuna, cod, hake, and sole.
The beautiful truth about broccoli is that it is full of calorie-free fiber and water. One cup of cooked broccoli has 6 grams of fiber and since fiber is known for its ability to provide satiety this means you feel full while actually eating very light. That means you can eat up on this fantastic vegetable.
My favorite way to eat broccoli is steamed then drizzled with extra virgin olive or coconut oil and seasoned with fresh sea salt and black pepper. It is a simple, delicious and nutritious element of wellness. Just remember, butter and cheese are not of the list of the 7 top healthiest whole foods.
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