The healthiest foods you can eat:

•Alfalfa : grow your own sprouted seeds which are high in Vitamins A, B, C, E and K, calcium and silicon, rich in enzymes and complete proteins
•Almonds : rich in protein, Vitamin B, potassium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus
•Apples : high in Vitamin C and pectin which binds to heavy toxic metals and excretes them
•Asparagus: high in beta-carotene, Vitamin C and selenium, good for a healthy heart, protects against cell damage
Avocado: excellent source of Vitamins A, C, E, potassium, and mono-unsaturated fats
•Beans: kidney beans and adzuki beans are high in protein, B complex vitamins and other minerals
•Beetroot: as well as containing beta-carotene, calcium, folic acid, iron, potassium, Vitamins B6 and C it cleanses blood
Blueberries or Bilberries – good for eyesight, high in Vitamin C and anti-bacterial
Blackberries – easy to grow and available free all over the countryside they are packed with Vitamin C and there are claims that they lower cholesterol
•Blackcurrant: loaded with nutrients – Vitamin C to fight colds, flavonoids which strengthen the walls of small blood vessels, Vitamin E for healthy skin, and pectin relieves diarrhoea
Brazil nuts : rich source of selenium which improves fertility and hormone metabolism
Broccoli : rich in iron, beta-carotene, folic acid, Vitamins A and C
Brown rice: high in fibre, cleanses and protects the gut, helps to remove toxins from the body and is a good source of B vitamins and Vitamin E
•Cabbage : cleanses blood, liver and skin, and is high in iron, sulphur, silica, magnesium, calcium and Vitamins A, B, C and E
•Carrots : good sources of Beta-carotene, Vitamins A, B and C, calcium, iron, potassium and other antioxidants
Celery: High in sodium, can be substituted for salt, contains potassium and other phytochemicals, good for reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels, lowers acidity helping osteoarthritis

Chicory: packed full with antioxidant vitamins C and E, folic acid, iron, and Vitamin A
Chilli pepper: the hot ingredient capsaicin has been found to shrink tumours in pancreatic and prostate cancer – cream made from capsaicin can ease the aches and pains of arthritis
Coconuts: Low in harmful cholesterol, full of antioxidants. Coconut water (from unripe coconuts) is an isotonic drink and replaces fluids after exercise, illness or accidents.  Antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial.
Cranberries: Rich in Vitamin C, prevent bacteria sticking to the walls of the intestines and bladder – good to drink daily if you suffer from cystitis
Elderberries (black): large amounts of Vitamins C, A and B, amino acids and carotenoids, flavonoids – including quercetin with its anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties
Garlic: anti-bacterial, antiviral, antifungal, lowers cholesterol, increases kidney function, antiseptic and antibiotic, lowers risk or heart disease and strokes and helps fight colds, flu and other respiratory infections!
Ginger: guards against colds and coughs, reduces likelihood of blood clots, prevents and eases travel sickness, nausea and morning sickness, and its warming properties help to relieve arthritis and rheumatism
Goji berries: also called wolfberries are rich in antioxidants, and are believed to be anti-ageing and cancer-fighting. The Chinese berries are said to contain 500 times more Vitamin C than oranges, and they also boost the immune system, maintain healthy blood pressure and stabilise cholesterol and blood sugar levels, burn fat and build muscle. A true superfood!
•Green tea : high in anti-oxidants, may lower cholesterol levels, believed to reduce risk of cancer, and its antibacterial and antibiotic properties helps to protect against tooth decay
•Grapes: Grape skins contain resveratrol which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, inhibiting blocked arteries – so red wine in moderation is good for you!
Lemons: rich in Vitamin C, helps to soothe colds, flush out toxins, contain limonoids which can fight cancer
•Lentils: nutritious source of protein, cholesterol, fibre, iron, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, and the phytoestrogen lignans which ease menopausal symptoms and can fight hormone-dependent cancers
Linseeds : high in Omega 3 fatty acids and lignans – helpful for menopausal hot flushes, and prevent constipation
•Mango: rich in vitamin E, potassium, iron and Vitamin C
Manuka honey: honey from bees who take their pollen from the Manuka bush in New Zealand – antiseptic, heals wounds including MRSA and effective with stomach ulcers

Melon : contains Vitamin C, potassium and pectin, cleanses and stimulates kidneys and bladder, helps control blood cholesterol levels
•Oats : great source of phytic acid which boosts the immune system, magnesium and zinc which are good for skin, and soothe nerves by slowing down the absorption of carbohydrates into the bloodstream
•Oily fish: organic or wild salmon, herrings, mackerel: high in Omega 3 oils which helps brain function, reduces heart disease and blood clots. It is also a good source of Vitamin D.
•Onions: contain plenty of B vitamins and potassium, lower cholesterol, help to reduce incidence of strokes, heart disease and cancer, and relieve colds and digestive symptoms
•Parsley: full of iron, Vitamin C and beta-carotene, has a diuretic effect relieving fluid retention and is excellent for bad breath
•Pomegranates – one of the most recently discovered ‘superfoods’, rich source of Vitamin C, potassium and polyphenols which have a protective antioxidant effect – fighting free radicals that harm healthy cells – particularly helpful in preventing prostate cancer
•Prunes: renowned as a laxative, high in Vitamins A, B and E, potassium and iron
Pumpkin seeds : valuable source of protein, B complex vitamins, Vitamin E, calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc – excellent for prostate health
•Quinoa: a grain which an be used like rice as an excellent source of iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, B complex vitamins and protein
•Raspberries: full of fibre, Vitamin C, folate, iron, potassium, and antioxidant compounds, including beta-carotene (the plant form of Vitamin A), help to fight infection and stimulate the formation of red blood cells
•Spinach: excellent source of iron, folic acid, beta-carotene, potassium and lutein which is good for eyesight
Sunflower seeds: rich source of B vitamins, polyunsaturated fats, protein and minerals
Sweet potatoes: high in all vitamins, particularly E, iron and potassium, good for roasting
•Strawberries: great source of Vitamin C which repairs sun damage to skin, they raise antioxidant levels in body to fight cancer
•Tomatoes: high in lycopene which helps to protect against prostate cancer in men, also Vitamins C and E and beta-carotene
•Yogurt (live) : contains probiotics –lactobacillus – to replenish healthy bacteria in the gut, prevent digestive problems and candida
Yellow and red peppers : high in Vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium, and anti-oxidants fighting cancer and heart disease
Watercress: abundant in iron, calcium, iodine, potassium, zinc, Vitamins A and C, may protect against cancer and acts as a health tonic.

Most of these are on sale in supermarkets, but if you can’t find sunflower or pumpkin seeds, quinoa and linseeds visit a local health food store. Read Organic Food is Good for You.

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