There are 7 healthy foods that can boost your metabolism, reduce weight, and make you feel, look, and perform better.
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Top Healthy Food #1 – Nut Butters
Nut butters should be consumed several times per week unless you have a severe allergy. Nut butters provide healthy fats, fiber and iron, as well as magnesium.
Almond butter and Macadamia Nut Butter are some of the most popular nut butters. Nut butters can be very high in calories, and you may overeat them because they are so delicious. You should limit your intake to 2 to 3 tablespoons daily to avoid weight gain.
Top Healthy Food #2: Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are worth every ounce. They provide more energy and nutrients than any other carbohydrate food you can buy in the grocery stores.
You’re in for a treat if you haven’t yet tried Japanese Sweet Potatoes. They are my favorite sweet potato, and they are extremely nutritious and filling.
Sweet potatoes are rich in fiber, Vitamin A, as well as many other essential vitamins and minerals.
Top Healthy Food #3: Greens (Spinach, Kale, Broccoli)
Greens are extremely alkalizing and can be used to stimulate your blood cells. They also detoxify the body. Get a juicer if you don’t like the idea of drinking greens daily.
You will notice a difference in your energy and skin after just a few days of drinking greens or juicing them.
The phytophenols in greens are a powerful source of nutrients that protect your immune system and combat the growth of cancer cells.
Although not considered greens by the USDA, Kiwifruit and green granny smith apples are high in phytophenols.
Top Food for Health #4: Berries
Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries have the lowest calories per serving, and more nutrients per ounce, than all other fruits.
Berries are high in fiber and natural sugars. I consume one to two cups of berries every day, and have never felt healthier or happier in my whole life.
If you had to choose one type of fruit, berries would be it.
Bonus tip: Whenever possible, choose organic berries.
If you don’t choose organic, berries will absorb more pesticides and insecticides that any other fruit.
Top Healthy Food #5 Wild Caught Salmon
You’ve probably read my articles before and know that wild salmon is one the best sources for omega-3 essential oil.
Wild-caught salmon is rich in Omega 3 fatty acid which has been shown to increase HDL good cholesterol and decrease LDL bad cholesterol. Wild-caught salmon is high in protein. This is especially important if you are regularly breaking down muscles during intense training.
Top Health Food #6: Unrefined and Virgin Coconut Oil
Unrefined coconut oil is rich in MCT (medium chain triglycerides), which your body uses as energy. (Unless you consume far more coconut oil than you need at any given time).
Coconut oil is antimicrobial. It cleans your stomach from bad bacteria.
Some people may experience gas and bloating after eating coconut oil. This should resolve within a few days. Coconut oil can be used in cooking, and you can spread it with nut butters or straight from the jar if it’s your favorite way to consume coconut oil.
A brown rice cake with 1 teaspoon coconut oil, 1-2 tablespoons almond butter, 10-12 raspberries, and cinnamon is my favorite healthy snack food.
Top Healthy Food #7: Himalayan Sea Salt
Himalayan salt is much more nutritious than regular table salt. It contains essential minerals your body requires for muscle contractions and maintaining a healthy electrolyte level. An electrolyte imbalance can cause muscle cramps or irregular heart rhythms that can pose a serious threat to your health.