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Top 5 Nutritional Foods

Eating a balanced and healthy diet can be quite a challenge. With so many tempting and unhealthy choices out there, it is easy to give in to those choices. And with a tight daily schedule, it is a bigger challenge to eat healthy on-the-go. Here are the top 5 nutritional foods to include in your daily diet for better health.

Top Healthy Foods and Benefits

In my opinion, you can’t get a much healthier choice than garlic and onion. They can be added to the majority of your meals and both fight and prevent so many health ailments. It also aids in weight loss and keeps your system running in top shape.

Garlic and Onion:

Garlic and onion are bulbs that you peel down and chop or dice that can be added to a huge variety of dishes. They are popular all over the world for the full flavor and aroma they add to your cooking. They can be cooked or eaten raw, however, cooking lessens some of the offensive odor left on your breath.

Garlic and onion are low in calories and contains all the great nutrients you need for over-all good health. Both are full of medicinal properties. Colds and flu don’t stand much of a chance against garlic. Research has proved that garlic can reduce the number of colds or flu by 63% and duration by 70%.

Garlic and onion can help protect from a swath of health ailments. They can lower blood pressure and cholesterol. They can also aid in bone and joint health. Garlic and onion reduce inflammation in the body preventing aches and pains. They have been known to be a great benefit to athletes stamina and performance.

There are so many benefits to adding garlic and onion to your diet. These super-power foods are inexpensive and easily found in most grocery stores. Here are some great links to more information about the garlic and onion…


Ginger has been trusted through history for its powerful health benefits. It is one of the top 5 nutritional foods and adds some of the best flavors to your dishes. It is available in powdered, fresh, dry, and oil forms.

Ginger aids in digestion and nausea. This also is used to fight cold and flu. It has super anti-inflammatory benefits that can lessen muscle and joint pain. Ginger is a great benefit to those suffering from Arthritis and many other conditions of the muscles and joints. It also may aid in menstrual pain.

Ginger has also shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol aiding in preventing heart disease. Ginger may have the potential to prevent cancer and the abnormal growth of cells.

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One of my personal favorites freshly squeezed into the water with a little stevia over ice. This makes a refreshing and most healthy drink, and is packed with a whopping 100% daily dose of vitamin C intake! You can sprinkle lemon over salad or squeeze a generous amount over your fish. There are many uses for lemon and this must be added to the top 5 nutritional foods.

Lemon boosts the immune system fighting colds and flu, and all other immune system weakening ailments. This is another food that cleans the toxins from the body and works as an anti-inflammatory to ease body aches and pains.

Full of nutrients, this citrus super-food cleans the blood and promotes healthy cell growth. A perfect low-calorie choice to aid in weight-loss as it has less than 30 calories per lemon.

So, keep a big jug of this in the fridge at any time of the year (especially on those hot summer days). The whole family will reap the benefits and enjoy a super-refreshing drink.

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Green Vegetables:

You cannot go wrong with adding plenty of green vegetables to your daily diet. There are so many health benefits to these wonderful vegetables and many of us do not consume enough. This group of disease-fighting and nutritional power greens are beyond the imagination.

The top green vegetables (to name just a few), are kale, lettuce, swiss chard, spinach, broccoli, asparagus, peas, avocado, and Brussel sprouts.

Green vegetables are packed with dietary fiber, as well generous amounts of vitamins A, C, K, and iron. To reach your suggested daily intake, an adult should have 2-3 cups of green vegetables per day.

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