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Top 10 Healthiest Foods

May 11, 2012

According to an online article published at Medical News Today, the top 10 healthiest foods are choices you're probably already making in your dialed in diet. Here's the list along with a quick explanation of what each item has to offer:

Apples are an outstanding source of antioxidant polyphenols and potassium along with vitamins A, C and K.

Almonds made the list because they're an excellent source of iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin E and dietary fiber.

Broccoli brings a heaping helping of fiber, folate, potassium, calcium and phytonutrients to the table.

Blueberries are also known to be rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants and fiber.

Cold Water Fish like salmon, trout, herring and sardines provide omega-3 fatty acids along with vitamins A and D.

Leafy Green Vegetables including spinach and cabbage provide a wide range of important vitamins and minerals.

Sweet Potatoes provide slow-burning complex carbohydrates for lasting energy in addition to beta carotene and vitamins C and B6.

Wheat Germ is the embryo of the plant seed. Wheat germ and bran are byproducts of the cereal milling process and are packing impressive amounts of folic acid, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus and essential fatty acids.

Avocados do weigh in with somewhat high fat content, but it's mostly the healthy monounsaturated variety. They're also packing plenty of B, K and E vitamins.

Oatmeal is every bodybuilder's first choice for breakfast. Here's what you're getting with those rolled or ground oats: complex carbohydrates, water-soluble fiber, folate, potassium, vitamin B plus omega-3 fatty acids.

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