10 Best Food Ever

1. BANANAS

Bananas are available anywhere and anytime. The fruit is packed with carbohydrate, as well as potassium, which assist in muscle contractions. You lose potassium when you swear, so bananas is a great pre and post work out food.

When you compare a banana to an apple, the former has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. Maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

2. TOMATOES

Tomatoes are full of vitamin A and C which are helpful in fighting diseases. In addition, the red thing (fruit or vegetable is up to you) is also known for its high level of carotenoids especially lycopene. Lycopene reduces the risk of prostate cancer – one of the most common form of cancer in men.

3. GARLIC

Garlic’s powers have been known for thousands of years by different civilizations. When Hippocrates, the father of diagnostic medicine, was busy noting which treatments worked for the Greek people he treated, he listed garlic. Over twenty ancient Egyptian remedies were found to use garlic, as noted in the Ebers Papyrus dating from the sixteenth century B.C.

Garlic was a tool against the plague when it struck Marseilles in the 1770s. Albert Schweitzer found that, when he ran out of pharmaceutical supplies in his African mission, garlic successfully stopped dysentery. Louis Pasteur discovered that garlic had antibacterial properties. Garlic is rich in allicin, which has been shown to have a strong anti-cancer effect as well as increase the body’s ability to fight infections.

4. CARROTS

They will not give you night vision but they will improve your sight in dim lights due to the high concentration of vitamin A. Studies have suggested that they also reduce lung cancer risks and help regulate blood-sugar levels and lower cholesterol.

5. BROCCOLI

Everyone knows that this green vege is good for you: because it is green. This sounds simplistic but it is true – the florets are rich in indoles and sulphoraphane (which protects against cell damage and cancer), riboflavin (which boost energy level), vitamin K (which builds strong bones) and chromium (which keeps blood sugar levels steady). Sulforaphane has been shown to kill helicobacter pylori, a bacteria that causes stomach ulcers and often fatal stomach cancers.

The vitamin A, C and E will boost your immune system. You see this vegetable is really good for you.

6. CHICKEN

Chicken is a great source of lean protein, especially if you eat the breast, you grill instead of fry and you choose free range over mass produced birds that feed on steroids. The protein in chicken meat not only helps with muscle growth but also guard against osteoporosis later in life. Chicken is also rich in B vitamins which help the body build energy.

7. OLIVE OIL

As the Mediterranean locals have known for generations, the olive oil can reduce the risk of heart diseases, diabetes, cancer and age-related memory decline thanks to its high mono-unsaturated fat and anti-oxidant content. Moreover, its anti-inflammatory properties also helps as a mild painkiller.

8. MACKEREL

This oily fish has one of the highest concentrations of the Omega-3 fats which can reduce the risks of heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s and depression.

9. KIWI

Kiwis contains more vitamin C, gram for gram, than oranges. Everyone knows that vitamin C is needed for the body’s immune system. It is a good source of fiber which helps lower cholesterol. It is also thought to improve long term eye health.

10. WALNUTS

These are the healthiest of the nuts. The abundance in omega-3 will certainly do good for your heart. Walnuts also contain ellagic acid which will help fight cancer. A few handfuls of raw nuts as a snack food are completely satisfying and the protein and fat not only satisfy the hunger, but give lots of energy. Walnuts also contain a range of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, potassium, and magnesium.


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