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Ten of the most Nutritious foods in the world

We can only have a certain quantity of food in a day, and in order to get the best nutrient benefits from the food, we need to have foods that are high in nutrients on a regular basis. 

Here are the top 10 foods that are the most nutritious and easily available in our local market

Avocado:

Avocados are some of the most nutritious foods that help lower cholesterol levels naturally. Avocados contain monounsaturated fats that can reduce the risk of a heart attack. Apart from that Avocados also contain the anti-cancer compound glutathione which is a very powerful antioxidant.

Beans:

Beans are high in fibre and have the ability to soak up cholesterol before it sticks to the artery walls, hence helping in lowering cholesterol. The magnesium present in beans eases out the arteries giving more room for blood to flow and lowering blood pressure.

Blueberries:

The blue colour on blueberries has anthocyanins that help in preventing heart disease, cancer & memory loss. Blueberries also contain epicatechins which are an antioxidant that prevents bacteria from sticking to the bladder walls and helps guard against urinary tract infection.

Broccoli:

Broccoli has a high amount of protein & fibre. It contains all the essential vitamins like A,C, E, K & B. It is also a good source of folic acid, selenium, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium.

Dark Chocolate:

Dark chocolate contains higher amounts of flavonoids & antioxidants than. It helps in improving blood pressure, guard against blood clots & slow down the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. It also helps in lower insulin resistance.

Flaxseed:

Flaxseeds contain alpha-linolenic acid, which is an essential fatty acid used to make omega-3 fatty acids. ALA also helps in the proper flow of blood by making it less sticky and reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Garlic:

Garlic has a lot of antibacterial, antiviral & antifungal properties. Garlic contains high amounts of sulfur which removes any form of carcinogens before they damage any cell DNA.

Salmon:

Salmon has high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and research shows that people with high levels of fatty acid has a very low probability of being mildly or moderately depressed

Spinach:

Spinach contains vitamin K which is good for maintaining bone density & preventing fractures. The green colour in spinach is also rich in potassium, magnesium & folate which helps in keeping the blood pressure low and reduces the risk of stroke.

Yogurt:

Apart from being rich in calcium which helps in building bones, it is also a helpful bacteria also known as probiotics that prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in your gut. High amounts of bacteria in your gut can cause gastrointestinal and other health problems.

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