9 Healthy Foods You Are Probably Not Eating

October 17, 2017

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One of the worst things you can do to your body and your figure is to eat the same meals day after day.

Not only is it boring, it is making you miss out on some extremely healthy foods that can provide you with some of the most vital nutrients and disease-fighting antioxidants.

In that name, here’s our list of 9 not so popular but very healthy foods you are probably not eating too often, if at all.

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1. Algae Powder

This healthy blue-green powder is available at most health-food stores and will do wonders for your immune system. Algae powder contains zinc and is packed with vitamin C, which makes this substance a potent antioxidant and is great as an anti-inflammatory food.

It also boosts your immune defense and reduces cold and flu risk – perfect for the flu season!

2. Flaxseeds

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The best way to eat ground flaxseed is to add them to your cereal as this food provides substantially more fiber than store-bought cereal. However, the true value of flaxseeds lies in its so-called lignans – an estrogen-like antioxidant that blocks estrogen receptors on cells, contributing to reduced rates of certain hormone-related cancers, such as breast cancer.

They also have high anti-inflammatory power that can help ward off conditions from acne to asthma.

3. Red Cabbage

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Red cabbage gets its famous color due to anthocyanins – extremely potent antioxidants that prevent hardening of the arteries and possibly diabetes and neurological diseases, while some reports coming from the Agricultural Research Service claim these can also boost your brain functions and protect your body against cancer.

Go, red cabbage!

4. Kiwi

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Kiwis are among the fruits that have the highest vitamin C level on Earth, which makes them perfect for your weekly intake of this immune-boosting nutrient. Plus, they are sooooo delicious.

They are also packed with vitamin E.

5. Cloves

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What is interesting about cloves is that these bad boys, native to eastern Indonesia, were probably the first breath fresheners in history. In fact, during China’s Han dynasty, courtiers would chew on cloves to sweeten their breath before addressing the emperor.

Fats forward to modern times, these bad boys have extremely high count of antioxidants per gram. For instance, 1g of cloves contains about the same amount of antioxidants as half a cup of berries.

Cloves are also great for digestion.

6. Passion Fruit

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Not too many people are passionate about passion fruit, so let’s try and change that…

This small egg-shaped fruit is so delicious and juicy, but is also very rich in fiber and antioxidants. “The pulp is a great source of fiber, antioxidants and plant sterols which reduce your blood cholesterol levels,” says Natalie Brown, a registered dietitian in White Rock, B.C.

But that’s not all. Passion fruit is also packing high amounts of vitamins C and E.

7. Chocolate Milk

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Here’s something you probably didn’t expect. Yes, chocolate milk is, aside from dark chocolate, another healthy way for all chocoholics to get their much coveted choco-fix. Contrary to popular belief, chocolate milk has the same amount of bone-building nutrients as regular white milk.

Sweet.

8. Oats

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Oats are so much better for your body than store-bought cereal. They have cholesterol-lowering and blood pressure-lowering powers that come from soluble fiber oats are packed with. Eating oats on a regular basis can lower your blood cholesterol significantly, and thus reduce the risk of heart attack by 10%.

9. Cinnamon

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Such a shame so many people don’t like the taste of cinnamon.

This food is one of the most powerful healing spices available on the market as it is perfect for improving blood sugar control in people with diabetes.

Cinnamon helps preventing blood clots and has amazing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, while it has also been shown to conquer E. coli, among other types of bacteria.

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