The world´s healthiest foods

The world´s healthiest foods

 

Curious to know which are the world’s healthiest foods?

 

The George Mateljan Foundation published a list of the 100 healthiest ones. They selected the foods respecting the following criteria:

 

1 They are the Most Nutrient Dense;

2 They are Whole Foods;

3 They are Familiar Foods;

4 They Are Readily Available;

5 They are Affordable;

6 They Taste Good.

 

Well, here they are:

 

Vegetables:

Asparagus

Avocados

Beet greens

Beets

Bell peppers

Bok choy

Broccoli

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celery

Collard Greens

Corn, Fresh Sweet

Cucumbers

Eggplant

Fennel

Garlic

Green beans

Green peas

Kale

Leeks

Mushrooms, crimini

Mushrooms, shiitake

Mustard greens

Olive oil, extra virgin

Olives

Onions

Potatoes

Romaine lettuce

Sea vegetables

Spinach

Squash, summer

Squash, winter

Sweet potatoes

Swiss chard

Tomatoes

Turnip greens

 

Nuts & Seeds:

Almonds

Cashews

Flaxseeds

Peanuts

Pumpkin seeds

Sesame seeds

Sunflower seeds

Walnuts

 

Fruits:

Apples

Apricots

Bananas

Blueberries

Cantaloupe

Cranberries

Figs

Grapefruit

Grapes

Kiwifruit

Lemon/Limes

Oranges

Papaya

Pears

Pineapple

Plums and Prunes

Raspberries

Strawberries

Watermelon

 

Beans & Legumes:

Black beans

Dried peas

Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)

Kidney beans

Lentils

Lima beans

Miso

Navy beans

Pinto beans

Soy sauce

Soybeans

Tempeh

Tofu

 

Poultry & Meats:

Beef, grass-fed

Chicken, pasture-raised

Lamb, grass-fed

Turkey, pasture-raised

 

Eggs & Dairy:

Cheese, grass-fed

Cow’s milk, grass-fed

Eggs, pasture-raised

Yogurt, grass-fed

 

Seafood:

Cod

Salmon

Sardines

Scallops

Shrimp

Tuna

 

Grains:

Barley

Brown rice

Buckwheat

Millet

Oats

Quinoa

Rye

Whole wheat

 

Herbs & Spices:

Basil

Black pepper

Chili peppers

Cilantro & Coriander seeds

Cinnamon, ground

Cloves

Cumin seeds

Dill

Ginger

Mustard seeds

Oregano

Parsley

Peppermint

Rosemary

Sage

Thyme

Turmeric

 

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