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Healthy Food 20 Healthiest Foods | Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
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Jan 10 2020

20 Healthiest Foods | Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

Choosing healthy foods and meals rich in vitamins and minerals that our body needs helps us to live a life free from ailments, full of gladness and health, we will present to you in this article 20 foods that researchers recognized as the best in terms of supplying the body with the nutrients it needs, through experiments and researches that included thousands of vegetables, fruits and seeds, and they chose these 20 as the healthiest and most beneficial.

The Top 20 Healthiest Foods

1- Hot Pepper

One of the healthiest foods for the human body, it has a nutritional value score of 62, and the calories reach 324 calories (100 g). Chili pepper is distinguished by the fact that it contains many substances necessary for the body.

Hot Pepper

2- Red Pepper

One of the most beneficial foods for the body is red pepper. Its nutritional value score is 62, and the caloric content reaches 324 calories per 100 g.

Red Pepper

3- Almonds

With a nutritional score of 97, it is considered one of the most important foods beneficial to human health. Its caloric content amounted to 579 calories in (100 g). Almond is characterized by its richness in monounsaturated fatty acids, and is considered a very useful food for diabetics and chronic heart disease patients. Furthermore, a research carried out by a group of Spanish scientists, that consuming 74 g of almonds on a daily basis in pregnancy plays a big role in developing the intelligence of the fetus.

Almonds

4- Peas

Peas are one of the well-known foods that add a special taste at the lunch table, the nutritional score is 67, and its caloric content is 77 calories per 100 g. Peas are also a food that is rich in phosphorous, magnesium, iron, zinc and fiber.

Peas

5- Long-stem Broccoli

It is distinguished by its long stem, and its flower size is less than 8. The nutritional value for this type of food is 62, and it contains 22 calories in (100 g). Long-stem broccoli differs from the regular broccoli as it belongs to the radish family, and it is considered a fiber-rich food.

Long-stem Broccoli

6- Green Cabbage

Green cabbage is a type of cabbage that does not have a core inside, it is highly rich in fiber, and have a nutritional score of 63, and its caloric content is 32 calories in (100 g). It helps to lose weight, as it contributes to delaying the feeling of hunger.

Green Cabbage

7- Red Cabbage

Red cabbage is one of the most delicious foods that is rich in fiber, its nutritional value score is 65, and its calories content is 31 calories per 100 g. Red cabbage is also characterized by a high content of vitamins and trace minerals.

Red Cabbage

8- Basil

Basil is known as the heart food, as it strengthens and protects the heart from diseases, and is said to have a powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties. Basil have nutritional value score of 63, and caloric content of 23 calories per 100 g.

Basil

9- Frozen Spinach

Frozen spinach is rich in magnesium, vitamin A and folic acid, and has a nutritional score of 64, and the caloric content of 29 calories in  each 100 g. Frozen spinach is considered of a greater nutritional value than fresh spinach.

Frozen Spinach

10- Dandelion Greens

Dandelion greens are one of the richest foods in calcium and vitamin A and C, and with a nutritional score of 64, and 45 calories per 100 g.

Dandelion Greens

11- Pink grapefruit

Its nutritional value score is 64, and its caloric content is 42 calories per 100 g. It contains a lot of nutrients that have great benefits such as helping with gastroesophageal reflux, reducing atherosclerotic plaques in the arteries, and stopping the spread of malignant cells, among others.

Pink grapefruit

12- Green Onion

Among the best healthy foods, green onion is a nutrient known to be rich in copper and magnesium, in addition to being a great source of vitamin K. Green onions has a nutritional score of 65, and the caloric content is 27 calories in each 100 g.

Green Onion

13- Mandarin Oranges

This fruit belongs to the family of citrus fruits that have a nutritional score of 67, and a caloric content of 53 calories in  each 100 g. Mandarin oranges are rich in sugars, carotenoids and vitamin A.

Mandarin Oranges

14- Watercress

Watercress is considered an amazing healthy food, with a nutritional score of 68, and a caloric content of 11 calories per 100 g. This plant, which lives in freshwater streams, is used as a treatment for deficiency of trace minerals in the body.

Watercress

15- Dried celery

It is dried in the form of leaves, and used in food seasoning or flavoring. Dried celery is an important source of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, the value score for dried celery is 68, and the caloric content is 319 calories in each 100 g.

Dried celery

16- Dry parsley

Dry parsley is among the foods that contain high calories, 292 calories in 100 g, with nutritional value score of 69. Parsley, which can be dried and used as a kind of spices, is a food rich in bone and teeth nutrients, such as fluoride, boron and calcium.

Dry parsley

17- Beet greens

Nutritional value score: 70, Caloric content of 22 calories per 100 g

Beet greens contain calcium, iron, vitamin K and B vitamin group (especially B2), which qualifies it to be one of the best in the healthy food list.

Beet greens

18- Swiss Chard

By eating Swiss chard, you can benefit from the wealth of nutrients it contains which reflects on your general health and wellbeing. Swill chard has a lot of benefits to your health, among which it helps to lower blood pressure, enhance blood circulation, and protect the body from heart disease and stroke. Chard have a nutritional value of 78, and includes 19 calories in each 100 g, and in addition to that it contains calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, and potassium.

Swiss Chard

19- Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds make one of the most important sources of iron and manganese. Pumpkin seeds have a food classification degree of 84, and their caloric content is 559 calories per 100 g.

Pumpkin seeds

20- Chia seeds

Black seeds have a high content of fiber, protein, linolenic acid, phenol acid and various vitamins.

The nutritional value score for these seen is 85, and the caloric content is 19 calories (100 g).

Chia seeds

List of the 20 healthiest foods for the human body

Here is a list of the 20 healthiest types of foods for the body, along with their nutritional values, and the number of calories they contain:

 

 

Type of Food

Nutritional Score

Caloric Content

1

Hot Pepper

62

324

2

Red pepper

62

324

3

Almonds

97

579

4

Peas

67

77

5

Long-stem broccoli

62

22

6

Green Cabbage

63

32

7

Red Cabbage

65

31

8

Basil

63

23

9

Frozen spinach

64

29

10

Dandelion greens

64

45

11

Pink grapefruit

64

42

12

Green onions

65

27

13

Mandarin oranges

67

53

14

Watercress

68

11

15

Dried celery

68

319

16

Dried parsley

69

292

17

Beet greens

70

22

18

Swiss chard

78

19

19

Pumpkin seeds

84

559

20

Chia seeds

85

19

 

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Source:  BBC Türkçe   + CNN TURK  

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