Health Tips: 7 Healthiest Foods That People Do Not Usually Eat

By Ellainie Calangian, Parent Herald April 04, 04:50 am

Eating healthy food means a healthy mind and body. These naturally healthy food is rich in nutrients, such as minerals and vitamins. People like to eat healthy food that tastes delicious such as apples, broccoli, celery, olives, bananas, yogurt and so forth. On the other hand, do you know that there is another healthy food that people do not usually eat? These are considered the world's healthiest food.

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These foods that are healthy yet people do not usually eat are packed with mineral, vitamins and phytochemicals that fight against the disease. Eating Well shared the list of power-packed food that people must eat yet aren't:

1. Sardines 

Sardines are small oily fish that are also called pilchards. These fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that are healthy for your heart. They also contain lots of vitamin D. Sardines do not have many toxins compared to bigger fish.

2. Oatmeal 

MR Breakfast stated that oatmeal lowers the cholesterol and alleviates the risk of having heart disease, reduce high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Quaker said that ¾ cup of oatmeal each day can lower the cholesterol. It can also control weight.

3. Kefir

Kefir is fermented milk that is made from kefir grains. It is packed with nutrients that include minerals, vitamins, conjugated linoleic acid and essential amino acids. It also contains probiotics that strengthen your immune system.

4. Kale

A vegetable that contains lots of vitamin A is kale. This is good for eyesight and skin. It also boosts your immune system and fights against cancer diseases.

5. Pomegranate

This fruit is packed with antioxidants that lower the risk of having cancer, Alzheimer's and heart disease. A cup of pomegranate juice contains 150 calories and half a cup of its seeds has 72 calories and 4 grams of fiber.

6. Quinoa

Quinoa is a grain crop with seeds that are edible. The seeds contain essential amino acids such as lysine. It also has iron, phosphorous and calcium.

7. Lentils

Lentils have lots of iron and folate. One half-cup of lentils has 8 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein.

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