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"Stop looking for "quick fixes", stop trying extreme fad diets, and stop looking for a miracle pill. This is a lifestyle; it tak

Posted Sep 25 2013 5:10pm
Photo: "Stop looking for "quick fixes", stop trying extreme fad diets, and stop looking for a miracle pill. This is a lifestyle; it takes time"  TE-   Top 10 healthiest foods: 1. Chia Seeds   -High level of Omega-3 Fatty Acids -Excellent Source of Fiber (10g in only 2tbsp!) -Rich in Antioxidants -Regulate Insulin Levels -Gluten Free!  2. RAW Mixed Nuts (Soaked/ Sprouted) -All-in-one food...protein, fat, carbs -Vitamin E (helps lower cardiovascular risk) -Omega-3 fatty acids (especially in walnuts) -Rich in L-Arginine (may help improve blood vessel function) -High in fiber  SOME BENEFITS OF SOAKING NUTS: Breaks down gluten Phytic acid is reduced  Eases digestion  Tannins are removed Vitamin absorption increases  3. Quinoa -Contains all of the essential amino acids making it a complete protein -Gluten free, complex- carbohydrate source (quinoa is actually a seed... it is not a grain) -High level of manganese (antioxidant) -High level of magnesium -High in fiber  4. Black Rice -Contains the same antioxidants that are found in blueberries without the sugar! -Contains almost DOUBLE the amount of fiber compared to brown rice -Helps lower cholesterol  -Gluten free, complex-carbohydrate source  5. 100% Grass-Fed Buffalo Meat -Extremely lean source of protein (even LOWER calories, fat, and cholesterol than most fish and chicken!) -Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids -High Iron content (especially great for women!)  6. Salmon (Alaskan WILD Caught) -High in Omega-3 fatty acids -High quality protein source -Contains selenium (helps with thyroid function)  7. ORGANIC Eggs -Pure source of protein -Omega-3 fatty acids (in the yolk) -Packed with vitamins (such as Vit. B, E, D...) -Biotin (great for hair, skin and nails!) -Also contain potassium, choline, folic acid...  8. Cauliflower -Loaded with antioxidants -Contains almost 4g of Fiber in just 1c! -High content of Vitamin K (helps reduce inflammation)  -Tons of studies linking consumption of cauliflower (and other cruciferous veggies) to cancer prevention   9. Spinach -Huge amount of vitamin-A (helps with immunity) -Super antioxidant food -Contains flavonoids (anti-cancer properties) -High iron content   10. Water (OK so I know this is not a "food", but water is SO IMPORTANT!)  There are ENDLESS benefits to drinking water... here is a picture that lists a few key benefits   My Top 10 Power foods:

1. Chia Seeds
-High level of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
-Excellent Source of Fiber (10g in only 2tbsp!)
-Rich in Antioxidants
-Regulate Insulin Levels
-Gluten Free!

2. RAW Mixed Nuts (Soaked/ Sprouted)
-All-in-one food...protein, fat, carbs
-Vitamin E (helps lower cardiovascular risk)
-Omega-3 fatty acids (especially in walnuts)
-Rich in L-Arginine (may help improve blood vessel function)
-High in fiber

SOME BENEFITS OF SOAKING NUTS Breaks down gluten
Phytic acid is reduced
Eases digestion
Tannins are removed
Vitamin absorption increases

3. Quinoa
-Contains all of the essential amino acids making it a complete protein
-Gluten free, complex- carbohydrate source (quinoa is actually a seed... it is not a grain)
-High level of manganese (antioxidant)
-High level of magnesium
-High in fiber

4. Black Rice
-Contains the same antioxidants that are found in blueberries without the sugar!
-Contains almost DOUBLE the amount of fiber compared to brown rice
-Helps lower cholesterol
-Gluten free, complex-carbohydrate source

5. 100% Grass-Fed Buffalo Meat
-Extremely lean source of protein (even LOWER calories, fat, and cholesterol than most fish and chicken!)
-Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids
-High Iron content (especially great for women!)

6. Salmon (Alaskan WILD Caught)
-High in Omega-3 fatty acids
-High quality protein source
-Contains selenium (helps with thyroid function)

7. ORGANIC Eggs
-Pure source of protein
-Omega-3 fatty acids (in the yolk)
-Packed with vitamins (such as Vit. B, E, D...)
-Biotin (great for hair, skin and nails!)
-Also contain potassium, choline, folic acid...      

8. Cauliflower
-Loaded with antioxidants
-Contains almost 4g of Fiber in just 1c!
-High content of Vitamin K (helps reduce inflammation)
-Tons of studies linking consumption of cauliflower (and other cruciferous veggies) to cancer prevention

9. Spinach
-Huge amount of vitamin-A (helps with immunity)
-Super antioxidant food
-Contains flavonoids (anti-cancer properties)
-High iron content

10. Water
(OK so I know this is not a "food", but water is SO IMPORTANT!)
There are ENDLESS benefits to drinking water... here is a picture that lists a few key benefits
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