Foods to Eat for a Healthier 2014

Brussels sprouts

Brussels sproutsThese cruciferous globes of mini-cabbage yumminess are low in Saturated fat, sodium, and super low in Cholesterol. These heart-friendly morsels are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, anti-oxidants and anti-cancer properties. The healthiest way to cook Brussels sprouts is to steam, stir-fry, or even microwave them.

Figs

FigsThese round treats naturally ooze sweetness, and can be eaten raw, skin and seeds and all. They are low in Saturated fat and Cholesterol, and full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. The riper the fig, the more antioxidants in them.

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoThis orange-skinned root vegetable is the king of healthiness. They are stuffed with vitamin A and C, potassium, beta-carotene, fiber, and nutrients for youthful skin. They are low in the glycemic index, making them blood sugar-friendly. It’s best to eat the skin as that’s where a lot of the nutrition lives, and to maintain their true healthiness you want to steam or boil them.

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