Top Twenty Healthiest Foods #2 Broccoli

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When my children were small, I encouraged them to eat broccoli by calling it “baby trees”. If time permitted, we could make dinner look more appealing to young eaters by arranging the food on the plate as a garden with a forest of broccoli on the plate rim. Actually, it is one vegetable which appears to be quite popular with young children. Apparently it’s a regular favourite in school dinners – as far as any vegetables are favourites with children, that is.

And there are so many reasons for encouraging both children and adults to eat broccoli! Continue reading

What are the Top 20 healthiest foods?

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Most weight loss and healthy eating programmes focus on what you CAN’T or SHOULDN’T   eat. All very negative.But the quest to be healthy is one of the most positive we could possibly embark on, so shouldn’t the advice be expressed in positive rather than negative terms?

I like the idea of being told, “Try to eat all these things” instead of “YOU MUST NOT EAT…”  so I undertook some research to find out the 20 healthiest foods we can eat. Here they are:

  1. Natural yoghurt
  2. Broccoli
  3. Pineapple
  4. Blueberries
  5. Globe artichokes
  6. Oily fish
  7. Oats
  8. Nuts
  9. Oranges
  10. Sweet potatoes
  11. Cabbage
  12. Carrots
  13. Onions
  14. Tea
  15. Sunflower seeds
  16. Quinoa
  17. Olive oil
  18. Eggs
  19. Tomatoes
  20. Flax  seeds

All of these should be a regular part of your diet. So how many do you eat at the moment? I will be dealing with each of these foods in detail on this blog, discussing what the health benefits are and providing suggestions for how you can enjoy including them in your diet.

The first post in this series is on Natural Yoghurt and you can read all about it here: 

 

Top 20 Healthiest Foods: #1 Natural Yoghurt

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What are the healthiest things to eat, I wondered? It seems like we’re always being told what we should eat less of or maybe not even eat at all! But I prefer to be positive: what foods could or should we be eating more of? I decided to look at twenty healthy superfoods and see whether it would be worth adding more of them to my diet.

Superfood Number 1 Natural Yoghurt

 

Yoghurt is a truly versatile and enjoyable healthy food and I don’t think I could do without it.
Yoghurt comes in a huge range of flavours, not to mention with the addition of various sweeteners both artificial and otherwise. I find the sweetened varieties leave behind a sickly aftertaste, so I prefer to stick to natural yoghurt. I sometimes buy the creamy Greek variety which is a good substitute for cream, but I usually get the normal runny stuff. Continue reading