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51 Super Healthy Foods

Eating without knowing the benefits of the food you consume is like throwing the dart without aiming it. You are aware it will strike somewhere but whether you will strike at bull’s eye is not sure. With the advent of science and technology and also the growing knowledge of mankind, mostly every person has made it a fashion to know about the health benefits of a particular food before they consume it. You may have heard the elderly of your home counting down the health benefits of the food you do not readily eat. Here’s a gist of 51 such food items and a brief of their most highlighted health benefit.

51 Super Healthy Foods:

  1. Apples:

As is rightly said an apple a day keeps the doctor away, this particular food is rich in iron content and also fiber. It helps in the formation of red blood cells in our body.

  1. Bananas:

Bananas have a lot of health benefits but they’re best advised for a healthy digestive system and to subdue the problem of acidity. They contain Vitamin C, Vitamin B and phosphorous.

  1. Avocado:

This fancy fruit can be very beneficial to your health. It contains Vitamin E, C, magnesium, potassium and carbohydrates and is considered as a super food.

  1. Prunes:

They fall under the category of dried fruits. They are obtained from dehydrating plums. It contains iron and various minerals and are very beneficial to those trying to lose weight as they keep a person feel satiated for a long period of time.

  1. Strawberries:

Strawberries are a great source of antioxidants to our body which helps in preventing cancer of any type. They are also rich in fiber and vitamins

  1. Pears:

Pear is a good source of fiber which helps in aiding digestion of our body.

  1. Tomatoes:

They are very beneficial for the health of your heart. They also act as a moisturizer to your skin.

  1. Onions:

They have properties that boost the immune system. They are rich source of calcium and also are very good for the eyes.

  1. Beets:

The red colour of the beet indicates the most evident advantage of building red blood cells in the blood. They are a rich source of fiber as well.

  1. Carrots:

They contain vitamins which are extremely good for the eyes. They also prevent stroke and are great for regulating diabetes.

  1. Sweet Potatoes:

They are an instant source of carbohydrates. They also have antioxidant properties and are rich in fiber.

  1. Orange:

Orange contains plenty of vitamins A and C, dietary fiber, calcium and minerals. They are great for the bones and teeth apart from various other health benefits.

  1. Oats:

Oats are not only high in fiber but also have a good carb content. They contain proteins and minerals as well. They are most popularly used for regulating weight and have also proven wonders in easing menopausal symptoms.

  1. Grapes:

Grapes have proven wonders in bringing a good night sleep. That apart, grapes contain powerful antioxidants and potassium which help in reducing the blood pressure of a person.

  1. Potato:

Potatoes are found is every kitchen and are very versatile in nature because they complement every meal they are added to. It may be news to you if I say that you can use them to deal with your problem of acne as well.

  1. Spinach:

Spinach is well known for its iron content. However, it also contains Omega 3 fatty acids and is a source of Vitamins like B, C and E. They are great for your eyes, hair, skin and overall health.

  1. Almonds:

This dried fruit is no less than being a super food. It has so many benefits imparted in very little quantity of consumption. To start with, almonds help regulating the blood pressure, diabetes and weight loss. They are great when consumed by pregnant women in their diet as it contains folic acids.

  1. Chickpeas:

Chickpeas are a storehouse of proteins and carbohydrates. They are also a great source of fiber, phosphorous and minerals.

  1. Mushrooms:

White mushrooms which are necessary ingredients in various Italian and Chinese cuisines are an excellent source of iron for your body.

  1. Olives:

Olives are an excellent source of nutrients and the oil extracted from therein prove advantageous for the hair, skin and health. They treat problems like anemia by keeping the hemoglobin levels apt in our blood.

  1. Flaxseeds:

Flaxseeds are one of the oldest fiber crops. They can be used for your breakfast meals and provide you with a power pact day. They are good for weight loss, hair treatment and promote a healthy heart.

  1. Oysters:

Sea food has always provided a great deal of nutritional value to the body. Similarly, oysters are rich in protein content and valuable to those trying to lose weight.

  1. Dark Chocolate:

The antioxidants in dark chocolate are instrumental in rejuvenating the skin and scalp of your body. It is also advised for management of cholesterol levels in your body.

  1. Yogurt:

It is a probiotic meal that has all the good bacteria instrumental in keeping your digestive system working efficiently. Yogurt is also rich in calcium, proteins and Vitamins.

  1. Tofu:

Tofu has a lot of health benefits. It holds a good amount of proteins, carbohydrates, calcium and other such nutrients. One may use it in place of paneer to manage increasing weight problems.

  1. Cucumber:

Cucumbers contain about 90% of water. They are best source of magnesium, Iron, Potassium, Zinc, Sodium and phosphorous. (Iron Rich Foods)

  1. Dragon Fruit:

This fruit contains carotene that has various anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties. They are recommended by doctors to patients suffering for dengue.

  1. Figs:

Dried and wet figs are both very nutritious. They are rich in calcium and thus very important for a healthy bone and healthy teeth structure.

  1. Broccoli:

Broccoli can make you look younger due to its ant-aging properties. The other benefits that become responsible for this food falling in this list is that it is very good for maintain cholesterol levels.

  1. Mulberries:

They are a great source of calcium. Their anti-oxidative properties help the body in fighting cancer.

  1. Fox Nuts (Makhana):

These lotus seeds will amaze you when you know how nutritious they are. They reduce inflammation in the body, detoxify the spleen and also have a hand in treating infertility problems.

  1. Cinnamon:

This is used to add flavor and not as a food item. However, since it forms a part of your cuisine, it deserves a mention here. Cinnamon act as agents of metabolism in our body, they are rich in antioxidants and help in preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

  1. Eggs:

Eggs are your ultimate source of protein. They are a power house of nutrients and energy. There are thousands of egg dishes world across and different cultures consume eggs with different recipes.

  1. Walnuts:

Walnuts have a good prestige for improving the memory of its consumers. It also helps in preventing high cholesterol levels and are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids.

  1. Soybeans:

Soybeans help in controlling obesity, regulate sugar levels in blood and urine and cleans the colon off its impurities.

  1. Hemp Seeds:

Hemp provide a good source of proteins especially dear to those who are vegan. They also contain various vitamins and minerals imparted to our body on consumption.

  1. Peanuts:

Peanuts are naturally available edible mineral. They boost your immunity and strengthen the immunity power. The vitamin E in peanuts is responsible for a healthy hair and skin health.

  1. Cashew:

On consuming cashews, your heart becomes healthier. It also provides a person with healthy and radiant skin and is a good source of fiber.

  1. Amla/ gooseberries:

These superfoods are highly enriched with vitamin C and have anti-aging properties. Amla oil is used to apply to your scalp for thick and shiny hair.

  1. Indian Jamoon:

They are very beneficial to diabetic patients. They are one of those few fruits which may be consumed by diabetic patients free of guilt and yet satisfy the taste buds of sugar deprived person

  1. Cranberries:

They remove urinary tract infections on consumption. It also immunes a person from cardiovascular disease and are good for the gut health.

  1. Garlic:

This is the nature’s answer to cancer as it helps beat the cancerous cells in your body. It also has anti-bacterial properties and prevents heart disease.

  1. Turmeric:

Turmeric has a lot of medicinal properties. It is anti-bacterial and can thus be used to apply on wounds. They are traditionally used in order to clot blood to prevent excessive blood loss form wounds. Turmeric also reduces bodily pain and soreness.

  1. Honey:

Honeybees have done a priceless service to mankind by producing honey from the nectar they suck. Honey is a substitute to sugar, helps in reducing weight when consumed with warm water and also helps in treating cough.

  1. Sea Food:

Shrimps, salmon, tuna, mackerel are all a great source of vitamin D. They are also very good for the vision of your eyes and a source of various minerals to your body.

  1. Sprouts:

They provide an ample amount of protein. Sprouts hydrate your skin, make you look younger and fights against skin cancer. They also detoxify the skin.

  1. Millet:

This super food is gluten free and can be used in place of quinoa for consumption in exchange of same amount of nutrients. Millet is a source of protein. There are various recipes to cook millet available.

  1. Collard Greens:

They are akin to broccoli and cabbage. They are instrumental in hair growth and are advised for consumption to anemic patients.

  1. Lemon:

The vitamins present in lemon induce growth of hair by enhancing blood circulation in the scalp. Lemons are also very beneficial for weight loss when consumed with a glass of warm water.

  1. Poppy Seeds:

Poppy seeds can be a reliable option to treat sleeplessness. They also improve the fertility of women. Poppy seeds oil can be used to enhance immunity.

  1. Meat:

Meat has a lot of benefits. They provide body with iron, help in growth and muscle build-up of your body as it is the best source of proteins to your body.

Nature has many more gifts to offer. These are just a numbered few. Until we list down other such nutritious foods, catch up with these ones in your diet in the meantime to avail the best of all.

Shabnam Vandeliwala

Venturing into writing is my second most admired hobby after litigating in courts. An advocate by profession, writing gives me immense sense of satisfaction especially in the time that I'm free from other work.

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