Living longer is about exercising and eating only healthy foods. The healthier the foods that you eat, the more likely you are to live a happy life for a very long, long time.

Obviously there are thousands upon thousands of healthy foods. Almost all vegetables that you may come across is likely healthy, as are the majority of all fruits. Natural grains tend to be in the upper pinnacle of healthy eating, etc.

But what are the healthiest foods…the foods that if you eat them regularly you are guaranteed to get the most nutrients you can from your meal? What are the foods that everyone should be eating in order to live a long and healthy life?

The Healthiest Foods…The Countdown!

 

5. Quinoa (Whole Grains)

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Whole grains are vital for healthy living and quinoa is one of the healthiest of those whole grains. A rather bland food overall, quinoa is very easy to flavor with things like lemon, garlic, oils, salt, and other flavors that make it taste significantly better. It is extremely high in both protein and fiber and it is also a good source of iron and magnesium.

4. Cranberries/Berries

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Berries are another extremely healthy food. They have a number of antioxidants that are vital for healthy living. Cranberries are just one of several berries that are extremely high in antioxidants, but all berries have their benefits and should be eaten regularly.

3. Spinach (Greens)

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Greens are a great source of protein, fiber, calcium and other important pieces of nutrition. Spinach is actually not quite as good for you as Kale and Collard Greens, but Spinach is more versatile and can be eaten in far more ways that just salad, so it can easily become a staple in your cuisine even when you want to mix it up.

2. Soy

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Soy is simply a fantastically healthy food. It has fiber, vitamins, Omega-3, protein, calcium, almost everything that you could need from a meal. It can also be found in almost every different type of food.  For vegetarians it can be found in soy meats, soy cheeses, tofu, and other food types that can all be used to get soy in every meal.

1. Salmon

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Salmon, however, is like soy on steroids. Loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and other beneficial nutrients, salmon has almost everything that you need all in one grilled piece of fish. It is also low in fat and cholesterol (high in good cholesterol), and is a great addition to anyone’s diet.

All five of those foods are considered some of the healthiest foods in the world, but beyond that, they are all also incredibly versatile, so it is not too difficult to get them into your daily diet regularly. For anyone who want to improve their overall health and wellness and planning on eating a significantly healthier diet regularly, these foods are the first place you should go. They are simply loaded with all of the necessary ingredients that you need in order to improve your health.

To your healthy living success!

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