A Comprehensive List of Top 9 Healthy and Nutritious Foods

To cope with the busy schedule of life, we often depend on fast foods less in nutrition and high in unhealthy fat and redundant carbohydrate. Their food value is very low while consumption of that food increases calorie intake that results in overweight.

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A little carefulness not only help you get rid of unnecessary calorie intake and extra weight, but also ensure utmost nutrition and optimal health. Here is a comprehensive list of healthy and nutritious foods adding which to your daily diet would help you stay healthy and young for longer. You can call these foods as super foods.

1.      Almonds – These oval-shaped, brown-skinned, white-centered nuts have crunchy texture. They are rich source of saturated fat, protein, vitamin B (including B1, B2, B3, B9), vitamin E, dietary fibres, magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, copper, manganese, phosphorus and zinc.

2.      Dark chocolate – This yummy food derived from cacao beans is loved by all, irrespective of age. To get maximum health benefits and consider it as a super food, 80% cacao is needed. It contains adequate amount of saturated fat, protein, healthy calorie, and vitamin B complex including B2, B3, B9, vitamin K, magnesium, calcium, dietary fibres, selenium, copper, and zinc.

3.      Flax seeds – It is also known as linseeds. These are hard shelled, shiny seeds can be best taken ground and milled. You can also take whole seeds by adding them to hot cereal or eat raw. They are rich source of carbohydrates, healthy fat, protein, vitamin B complex including B1, B3, B5, B6 and B9. They also contain calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper, selenium, iron and zinc.

4.      Apricots – These round-shaped orange fruits have hard inner pip and soft flesh. They are very good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, potassium, carbohydrates and dietary fibres.

5.      Guavas – These round shaped fruits have thin bumpy skin and creamy pulp packed with tiny seeds. They are rich in vitamin A, vitamin B9, vitamin C, lycopene, magnesium, potassium, dietary fibres, manganese and copper.

6.      Papaya – This easily available fruit is fibrous in nature. Especially the center of the fruits is full fibres with tiny black seeds. Papaya is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B9, potassium and dietary fibre.

7.      Carrots – These root vegetables are available in different colours like white, orange, yellow, and even purple. They are very good source of vitamin A. they also contain vitamin B3, vitamin B6, vitamin B9 and vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, manganese and dietary fibres.

8.      Chili peppers – These are also known as capsicum and available in many colours

like green, yellow, red and also purple. It contains capsaicin that gives it a spicy flavor. This vegetable in rich in vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin K, copper, manganese, iron, potassium and magnesium.

9.      Garlic – This bulb shaped vegetable has papery white skin with several inner cloves. Garlic contains carbohydrates, vitamin B complex including B2, B5, B6 and vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, selenium, iron, copper, manganese, zinc and phosphorus.

There are many more that can also be considered as super foods for example, ginger, broccoli, spinach, kale, blueberries, avocados etc.

Author’s Bio – Anny Smith is a health blogger. She is a regular writer of http://www.how-to-getridofbedbugs.com and other reputed health blogs.

Sachin is a full time blogger and writer from India. He is proud to be a Diamond Member here and love publishing great articles on regular basis.

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