If a person had to choose only ten different food items to eat for the rest of their life, many of would place chocolate on the top ten list. Chocolate does not make the top ten perfect foods list (dark chocolate comes in at number 15) but these foods do, and would supply all the nutrients essential for healthy living.
Protein Packed Almonds
Almonds are rich in protein, fiber, calcium, healthy menstruated fats and vitamin E. Eating almonds helps keep bones strong, lowers cholesterol and keeps a person feeling fuller longer.
Avocados Keeps Eyes Healthy
Avocados contain heart-healthy fats, vitamin C, potassium, folate and lutein. The lutein in avocados helps prevent macular degeneration of the eyes as people age. Avocados also help to keep the heart healthy by lowering cholesterol levels.
Vitamin Packed Broccoli
This dark green, cruciferous vegetable is packed with vitamins A, C and K and broccoli is also rich in beta-carotene. Broccoli contains a compound called sulforaphane that fights against cancer and diabetes.
One Egg Contains 13 Essential Vitamins and Minerals
One little egg packs a powerful nutrient rich punch. One egg contains 13 vitamins and minerals including the antioxidant selenium, riboflavin (which helps the body produce red blood cells) and choline (which helps prevent certain birth defects).
The egg yolk contains the concentration of nutrients, including vision protecting lutein, and at only 75 calories total for the entire egg, it won’t blow the diet. Eggs are also a good source of protein, which keeps a person feeling fuller longer.
Kale Provides Most Nutritional Value Per Calorie
Kale looks like spinach but is actually in the cabbage family. This green, leafy vegetable provides the most nutritional value per calorie than any other food. Kale is rich in vitamin K, which helps maintain bone health and normal blood clotting. Kale also reduces the risk of certain types of cancers.
Trendy Quinoa Grain is a Complete Protein
Quinoa grain is different from almost all other plant derived food because it is a complete protein. Quinoa contains all the essential amino acids that a body needs to stay healthy. Quinoa also contains iron, potassium and magnesium.
Antioxidant Rich Raspberries
Sweet, delicious raspberries are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Raspberries also contain a compound called ellagic acid that plays a vital role in preventing cancer.
One Sweet Potato Contains a Day’s Worth of Beta-Carotene
One sweet potato provides all the daily requirement of beta-carotene, plus sweet potatoes help keep the heart healthy with their vitamin C and potassium content. The peel of the sweet potato provides the body with much needed fiber too.
Yogurt Helps the Digestive and Immune Systems Function Properly
Plain, low-fat yogurt is a good source of calcium and protein, plus if the yogurt contains live, active cultures, it helps the digestive and immune systems function properly. Live, active cultures in the yogurt are the ‘good’ bacteria the body needs to maintain digestive and immune system health.
Unfamiliar Teff Grain
Teff grain is widely unknown and is an unfamiliar product to most. Teff contains double the iron and 20 times more calcium than other grains, plus it’s a significant source of fiber. The tiny whole grains of teff have a flavor similar to molasses.
These ten perfect foods would provide all the nutrients a person needed for healthy eating and strong living without any other food, vitamin or mineral being added.