We all see the articles with lists of all the foods NOT to eat. But this list is different. These are the foods that you absolutely should eat. Why? Because they prevent, as well as the fight against, inflammation, cancer, and heart disease. These disease-fighting foods should be in everyone’s kitchen. The goal is to introduce these foods into your diet. By no means should you throw out everything in your fridge and buy only these items.
The idea is to start little by little, introducing these items into your meals and snacks. Baby steps, my friends. Eventually, you will be replacing the less nutritious foods with these. Add these foods to your smoothies, shakes, and salads. And keep it interesting! Some of these foods you may have already heard about, like avocados, but some will surely surprise you!
So let’s get started, shall we?
Beets are full of antioxidants and have been found to protect against heart disease, cancer, and inflammation. Beets are great because they’re naturally sweet and full of fiber and vitamin C. Beets make a great nutrient-packed addition to any meal. And they can be eaten raw and cold, or cooked and warm.
You can add finely grated raw beets to a salad or bake them along with sweet potatoes and parsnips for a yummy side-dish. Keep in mind, though, that boiling them can decrease their nutritional value.