One of my biggest passions in life is to inform people on how plant-based foods, foods provided by mother nature, actually prevent us from getting sick and can help to heal our bodies.
There is a lot of misinformation out there about what foods are considered healthy.
Here are 10 foods scientifically proven to be some of the healthiest foods we can eat.
These foods will love your body. They help heal and restore health.
I’ve used food to heal my own health problems so I’ve experienced this first-hand.
When you start incorporating these foods regularly, you will see improvements in energy levels, brain fog, digestion and so much more!
But most importantly, you will help yourself prevent diseases.
Comment below with your favorite from this list!
Leafy Greens love and heal our bodies more than any other food!
They are the best food for our body and something we should strive to eat multiple times a day.
Greens have shown not only to help prevent numerous diseases including cancer, but also slow down aging!
While age related cognitive decline is expected in healthy aging, this study shows these effects were less pronounced among adults with higher intake of green and leafy vegetables.
These crunchy sweet treats actually pack loads of benefits including assisting with weight loss with their high fiber content.
Apples have also shown to boost our immune systems, boost energy levels and help prevent different diseases.
They are a known detoxifier for the body and help remove impurities from the liver and gallbladder.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, plus a lot of other things too!
One thing that the majority of blue zones around the world, countries where people live the longest, have in common is they are lovers of legumes!
Beans and lentils are great sources of fiber, which is essential for good health. One cup of cooked beans has about 16 grams of fiber.
Studies have shown that beans help control blood sugar, lower cholesterol and improve digestion.
Beets love on our bodies so much they can improve our athletic performance!
This study shows how eating beets actually makes one run faster.
Beets also improve brain function. When aging brains were tested after drinking beet juice, they showed to have brain networks that closely resembled those of a younger brain!
This beet salad is an easy and delicious way to eat them.
There are many products on the market that say they can boost your immune system, but none of them compare to mushrooms!
Eating mushrooms, even just the white button mushrooms, has shown to boost immune system, reduce inflammation and lower cancer risks.
This is another food that we should be eating every day.
Nuts and Seeds
Contrary to the popular belief that nuts and seeds are high in fat so they’ll make you gain weight, research suggests that nuts and seeds are actually beneficial for weight loss.
Most importantly, nuts and seeds contain a wide spectrum of nutrients that are beneficial for our bodies.
They are heart healthy, have shown to lower LDL cholesterol, and are packed with minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium and selenium.
Berries are true superfoods! Their vibrant colors mean they are loaded with antioxidants, which protect our cells.
Each color contains different kind of nutrients so that’s why it’s important to eat them all!
Berries are another food that protects our brain.
They’ve shown to help prevent the top two neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Onions are in the Allium family, along with garlic, leeks, chives, shallots and scallions, which have shown to prevent cancer cell growth.
Allium vegetables have beneficial effects on cardiovascular and immune systems.
Onions are also full of B-vitamins which play a big role in metabolism, red blood cell protection and nerve function.
The beloved avocado does actually love you back too!
Avocados have shown to assist in reducing LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and raising the HDL cholesterol.
They are not only good for your insides, but also the outside.
Avocados are great for the skin, when we eat them they actually help to keep wrinkles away and protect us from skin damage.
This is one good fat we should all be eating!
Broccoli is one of the best vegetables we can eat that will show our bodies love to the max!
It is in the cruciferous vegetable family so this actually applies to all of them – kale, brussels sprouts, cauliflower to name a few.
Broccoli has compounds that help to prevent diseases like diabetes, asthma, heart disease and different cancers.
Incorporating these foods into your daily diet is one of the best ways to show yourself love as it will boost your overall health. Without our health, what do we have?