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AND THE WINNERS ARE...

Saturday, 18 April 2015

There are so many!  What winners, you ask?  (I'll get to them in a minute.)  But in the meantime, I'll remind you that  yesterday, I told you about some great foods that should be on the top shelf of your kitchen cabinets  Well, today I'm back with more!

In a recent issue, Time magazine unveiled its list of the 50 healthiest foods of all time and I must admit, I liked many of their choices.  You'll recognize a lot of them and I thought it might be fun to give you a partial listing of the foods that made the cut.  In fact, many of the foods on their list are some of the ones I've been encouraging you to eat more of to make YOU healthier.  So, let's take a look at some of them and see if any of these super-healthy foods are in your kitchen or at least part of your own regular diet.  Foods like...

Kiwis have more vitamin C than a whole orange.

 

Kiwi.  The last time I talked about Kiwi is when I was in "the land of kiwi"...New Zealand.  I was there doing the in-flight safety announcement for Air New Zealand's flights.  (That was so much fun!)  But hey, the kiwi is also a fun little fruit from down under and has more vitamin C than an orange.
 
Sweet potatoes.  Like I've told you before, it's another one of my favorites, along with its cousin, the just-as-sweet yam.  A large sweet potato has over a day's worth of vitamin A, so important for good eyesight.
 
Walnuts.  Haven't I been telling you how good all nuts are for you, (without the melt-in-you-moth candy coating, of course!  LOL).  Walnuts are a tasty source of plant-based fatty acids, for good heart health.  Just remember, besides their good fats, they're densely packed with calories, too.  So watch those portion sizes and don't gobble down a whole cup while watching that movie on Netflix.
 
Greek yogurt has double the protein of regular yogurt.
 
 
Greek yogurt is another food I talk about a lot.  I even did a dedicated Daily Message about it earlier this year.  And for good reason.  Greek yogurt has double the protein, half the sodium and half the carbohydrates of regular yogurt.  How's about having a cup with lunch today?
 
Ground cumin.  Oh, my...it sounds like the editors at Time have been reading my Daily Messages, LOL.  Cumin is another star I've talked about!  I've told you before that it may support heart health, fight infection and combat inflammation.  (Good news for you arthritis sufferers.)  Just one half-teaspoon of this super-nutritious spice has twice as many cancer-fighting antioxidants as a whole carrot.  (Used cumin in any of your recipes lately?)
 
Avocados contain 20 essential vitamins and minerals.
 
 
Avocados.  Hey, cut it out Time!  LOL.  (They must have been reading my Daily Messages.)  Avocados provide the good kind of fat your body needs and contain nearly 20, that's right 20 vitamins and minerals, many of which are easily absorbed by the body.  (Just go easy on the guacamole, okay?)
 
And finally, one of the rising stars of nutritious foods is quinoa.  Check this out, it provides all nine of the essential amino acids your body needs in just one serving.  That makes it the perfect choice for you vegetarians looking for a way to get those important amino acids your body needs each day, without eating a big ribeye steak.
 
So, there's a list of some of the winners in the search for the healthiest foods on earth.  Which ones do you love?  And are you eating enough of them?  Well, I'd say it's time to make some of these nutritious winners part of your food plan each day so YOU can be a winner by being at your healthiest, every day!
 
Love,