My healthy foods list consists of items that are super nutrient dense. That is, they have more nutrients ‘per calorie’ than most other foods. They have also been proven to contain vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that will help prevent an array of chronic diseases. These super foods are perfect for heart-healthy, low-fat cooking and most fit perfectly into a lower-carb lifestyle as well. Consider adding these to your diet:
Berries are extremely rich in antioxidants, which help protect the cells in our bodies from free radical damage and, therefore, from many chronic diseases, including cancer. Among other things, they are also an excellent source of vitamin C and soluble fiber.
Broccoli (and other cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and cabbage) helps fight cancer, especially that of the breast, colon and lung. It boosts the immune system. Broccoli also contains antioxidants and a substance called sulforaphane, which research has shown to be a powerful cancer fighter and preventer.