Healthy Foods: A-Z!

12 February 2013 | By

Some of the healthiest foods are often times equally difficult when it comes to our kids eating them. It isn’t often that you hear a ten year old asking for broccoli or a five year old asking for a bowl of peas. As a matter of fact, do you remember sitting at the dinner table and secretly feeding your dog the carrots your Mom served with dinner?

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Here is a list of some of the healthiest foods that may help you in substituting what you normally serve. With luck, if your child doesn’t like one vegetable or fruit, you may find an equally healthy alternative
  • Acai Berry – A fruit said to be discovered in the Amazon. Loaded with antioxidants
  • Apple – “One a day keeps the doctor away”. Apples are packed with fiber
  • Almonds – High in nutrients
  • Apricots – Excellent source of vitamin A
  • Bananas – Potassium rich
  • Barley – Barley contains significant quantities of beta-glucans
  • Beets – Reports suggest beets are known to help prevent certain cancers
  • Blueberries – Known as a “super food”. Blueberries have powerful antioxidants
  • Broccoli – The king of the veggie world. Packet with vitamins and is good for the skin
  • Cantaloupe – High in vitamin A and vitamin C
  • Cauliflower – Contains cancer- fighting components
  • Cheese – Offers nutrients and vitamin D
  • Celerey – Excellent source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C
  • Chestnuts – Vitamin C, B6, copper, fiber
  • Cranberries – Urinary tract health benefits plus
  • Cucumbers – Vitamin C, Vitamin A, calcium
  • Eggplant – One-fifth of an eggplant contains only 25 calories
  • Eggs – A valuable contribution to a healthy, balanced diet. Egg whites are the healthiest part of the egg that offers a lot of protein
  • Fish – Low-fat, packed with protein, good for skin and nails
  • Garlic – Known to be good for heart health
  • Flaxseed – Add this to your diet and prepare yourself for better skin!
  • Grapefruit – A full range of B vitamins and natural fat burners
  • Green beans – Good source of fiber and vitamin C…
  • Guava – Vitamin C,, folate, potassium
  • Honeydew – High in vitamin C…
  • Horseradish – Low in sodium, ZERO fat…
  • Kola Nuts – Thought to aid weight loss efforts, digestion, more…
  • Lamb – Prime source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals…
  • Lemons – Fat free, high in vitamin C and an natural diuretic
  • Lima Beans – May help to lower cholesterol levels…
  • Mangos – High in vitamin A and vitamin C…
  • Melons – Excellent source of beta carotene…
  • Molasses – Vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium…
  • Mushrooms – Rich source of riboflavin…
  • Nectarines – Good source of vitamin C, low in calories, no sodium…
  • Oatmeal – Helps reduce blood cholesterol levels…
  • Olive Oil – Healthy alternative to regular cooking oil. The “healthy oil”.
  • Papaya – High in vitamin C, good source of folate. Use skin of papaya on your skin and let the exfoliation begin!
  • Parsnips – Fiber, folate, potassium
  • Parsley – Excellent source of vitamin C, iodine, iron, and other minerals
  • Pears – Vitamin C, fiber, low fat
  • Peas – Good source of Vitamin C, A, and folate
  • Radishes – Low in calories, high in vitamin C, folate, potassium, fiber…
  • Rice – Brown rice is an excellent source of fiber
  • Rhubarb – Rich in vitamin C, dietary fiber and calcium
  • Strawberries – One of the tastiest fruits in the food chain! Flavor, fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins
  • Sprouts – May be better for you than full-grown broccoli…
  • Squash – Fiber, vitamins A and C and potassium
  • Tangerine– Great source of fiber, vitamin C
  • Tomatoes – Rich in vitamins, lycopene and fiber
  • Watermelon – A great source of potassium
  • Zucchini – Rich in valuable antioxidants and fiber

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