The 9 Best Foods you’re not Eating

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The 9 Best Foods you’re not Eating

Let’s face it: There are many ingredients that are unrightfully neglected on our tables- fruits & vegetables in the first place. Even though we are bombarded with all sorts of information regarding their healing and nutritive properties, we often reach for fast food or frozen meals. 
There are those that say healthy equals tasteless but this doesn’t have to be. Many of these foods can be a great addition to a plethora of classical dishes. So, unless you’re into older women dating (in which case i'm pretty sure you’ll always have something healthy on your plate!), I warmly recommend you take a look at these 9 foods you’re probably not eating, but should. 

#1 Broccoli

According to Health Online, Brassica Oleracea or broccoli belongs to the group of so-called “super-veggies”, which doesn’t come as a surprise given its high values of some tremendously important nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin K, fibers, and iron. It can be consumed both raw and cooked, but a majority agree that gentle steaming is the best way to prepare it.

#2 Beets

This vegetable is best known for its earth-like taste. Beets, however, are extremely antioxidant rich.
These have been found to help to successfully lower down the blood pressure & improve blood circulation. We recommend you consume beets pickled (lightly or unsalted), with an addition of garlic- if you don’t enjoy its “sweet” flavor.

#3 Lentils

We’re talking about a true food rockstar here! You can cook them right away, which makes it somewhat different to many beans, where soaking is necessary. Lentils are a rich source of fibers and proteins and can even be a great substitute for meat in stews and other similar dishes.

#4 Kefir

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Some claim that kefir has great anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties while it has been certainly determined that it’s rich in useful bacteria that belong to a group of probiotic cultures, meaning that it improves the work of the digestive system. Kefir is a sort of fermented milk, which is somewhat similar to yogurt with a sparser texture.

#5 Sardines

This fish is rich in omega 3-fatty acids, as well as some vitamins such as B12, and vitamin D. Sardines also contain iron, manganese, copper, zinc, and phosphorus, which make them extremely healthy.

#6 Pumpkin seeds
According to Tara Parker-Pope’s article from The New York Times, pumpkin seeds are the healthiest part of this plant, being rich in minerals and magnesium. You can roast them in the oven and use them as a snack, or as an addition to homemade bread and salads.
#7 Cinnamon
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There are numerous studies that have proven amazing properties of cinnamon so far, such as being responsible for lowering down blood sugar and cholesterol. Fun fact: cinnamon can both be used on savory and sweet foods.

#8 Blueberries

The 2012 study proved that blueberry significantly helps with memory loss by slowing down the cognitive degeneration process. Apparently, blueberries boast amazing antioxidant properties and low-calorie count and thus can clear the toxins from the body (brain included).

#9 Cabbage

It contains a valuable substance such as sulforaphane, which can help in cancer prevention. On the other hand, cabbage is rich in iron and fibers and can be responsible for the health of colon and lower digestive tract in general.
Stefan Simonovic
First Beat Media
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