Yes, there really is such a list!
If most of the food you consumed came from this list (and not smothered in sauces and oils), you’d be healthier, more fit, have less body fat, more energy…yada yada yada!!
You already know this…you just need to DO IT!!
Click here to find the entire list: The World's Healthiest Foods.
Be sure to click on each food in the list and you'll see the nutrients, health benefits, history, and recipe ideas.
If you ask fit and healthy people where most of their calories come
from, you can be sure that most of it comes from the foods on this list!
In contrast, if you ask the same question of someone who is very
overweight, you can rest assured that very little of their foods come
from this list!
The criteria used to select the World’s Healthiest Foods
These foods were selected because they taste great, are familiar, affordable and readily accessible. For example, pomegranates, which taste great and are very rich in vitamins and falconoid phytonutrients, are rather expensive and not widely available–so they're not on the list.
These are “whole foods,” which means they have not been highly processed nor do they contain synthetic, artificial or irradiated ingredients.
Most importantly, they are nutrient dense; that means the level of nutrients is high in relation to the number of calories. In contrast, foods that are very high in calories, yet contain little or no nutritional value, are empty calories (e.g. soda, Twinkies.)
What's in it for you?
By eating the World's Healthiest Foods, you'll get all the essential nutrients that you need for excellent health, including vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids, fiber, and more–all for the least number of calories.
The World's Healthiest Foods should make up the majority of your daily food intake. As a rule, vegetables have the least amount of calories of all the food groups on the list (except for spices) so it would be wise to consume foods from this group in great abundance as compared to the others.
A few creative suggestions using the World’s Healthiest Foods
Here are my favorites:
- Spinach dip with yogurt, not sour cream
- Use salsa instead of dressing on salads and sandwiches.
- One fat and one protein per salad please! If you have cheese, that means no bacon and no mayo-based dressing! (“Cobb” is not a “salad”; it’s a bunch of fats and proteins lying on a bed of lettuce!!)
- Try this… 1 slice of whole-grain or multi-grain toast, with1 sliced hard-boiled egg. Top with spinach leaves and 1 one slice of low-fat cheese. Microwave for 30 seconds. Then top with thin slices of avocado. It's something from every food group and packed with nutrients (very nutrient dense), but not calories!
- Have a “nutrient-dense” shake using a frozen sliced banana, vanilla soy milk to cover, and a teaspoon of (natural) peanut butter.
Now see how many recipes YOU can come up with on your own just by mixing and matching what's on the list of the World's Healthiest Foods!
If you come up with some great recipes, leave them in a
comment so the rest of us can enjoy them!
Your FUNIQ Fitness coach,