Motivation Nutrition

Healthy Foods

In the article, 20 Healthiest Foods on Earth, the author reminds us that there are super foods that we can use to nourish our bodies daily.

As you read this list, ask yourself how many of these foods do you eat – once in a while, consistently, or not at all?

  1. Spinach
  2. Goji Berries
  3. Salmon
  4. Avocado
  5. Quinoa
  6. Broccoli
  7. Almonds
  8. Beets
  9. Sweet Potatoes
  10. Tomatoes
  11. Kale
  12. Raspberries
  13. Black beans
  14. Cantaloupe
  15. Artichokes
  16. Watermelon
  17. Grapefruit
  18. Asparagus
  19. Kelp
  20. Cabbage

Lately, I am very aware of the foods that I eat.  My main grocery store is Sprouts (can’t afford Whole Foods) and Trader Joes does not always have enough of what I want.  For some reason, I feel at home with Sprouts.  It feels good to shop alongside like-minded health conscious people who love themselves enough to seek out the best in nutrition (not judging those who aren’t there yet).

I am in this place because I HATE taking medication and I did not like the thought of getting larger in size than I already was.  So, no more excuses for me!  My pain was starting to be greater than my pleasure when it came to dining out and eating whatever I wanted to.

In December of 2015, I started by green smoothie detoxing and graduated to cooking with higher quality foods.  Many on the list I now eat regularly.  Goji berries, raspberries, grapefruit, and kelp are the only things I do not eat.  I have nothing against the berries, hate grapefruit (always have) and haven’t figured out how to incorporate kelp yet.  Everything else I’m pretty consistent with.

So, why does this matter?  Well, my last physical checkup results are the proof in the matter.  I had perfect results!  Not one aspect of my blood work was positive for anything abnormal – in other words – all thumbs up!  This is the first time that has happened since my 20’s in age.  I am now 51 years old.  Let me be clear:  I was previously diagnosed with Mixed Connective Tissue Disorder, Lupus (twice falsely), Rhuematoid Arthritis, Edema, and Hypothyroidism.  When I was self-employed, I was uninsurable based on these so-called pre-existing conditions.

Now, after eliminating refined sugar, white flour, other simple carbohydrates from my diet, and eating from this healthy foods list, I am healthy!  The only thing I have to be careful about is my blood pressure (hypertension).  This has a lot to do with my schedule and stress reduction (working on it).

So, as a believer in eating well to improve your overall health and extend your life, I care and share this with you.  Check this site out for full details about the foods on the list: There are a lot of informative lists and helpful tips that are well worth the read!

Peace and blessings!


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