avocadoAdvertisers constantly drop the term ‘superfoods’ to highlight foods that are supposedly extremely rich in nutrients. While there are indeed foods that are considerably healthier than others, the term is a little bit of an over-exaggeration. However, the below foods are among the healthiest on Earth, as they offer a number of health benefits, ranging from reducing blood pressure and boosting the immune systems:

Avocado

Thanks to the widespread popularity of avocados, people are now enlightened about the good kind of fat. Being naturally fatty, Avocado’s fats actually help reduce cholesterol, as opposed to raising it. Avocados additionally provide people with folates, which are a B Vitamin, known to help speed up metabolism.

Spinach

To many, especially children, spinach isn’t the most desirable vegetable. However, spinach is proven to help boost the immune system, as it contains the antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin. Research also suggests that spinach is among one of the most effective vegetables in combating cancer growth.

Garlic

While garlic may not be doing any favors to your breath, garlic helps prevent the growth of bacteria and it contains a compound called Allicin, which has been established as a key anti-inflammatory. This compound also helps reduce blood pressure.

Broccoli

When you were a child, did you ever wonder why your parents were so adament that you eat your broccoli? Well, it’s because broccoli has a TON of health benefits, including:

  • Cancer prevention
  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Decreases chances to develop coronary heart disease
  • Serves as an anti-inflammatory

Lemon

While lemons are a tad difficult to eat by themselves, they perfectly complement a number of different meals and beverages. As everyone knows, lemons are rich in Vitamin C, as just one contains over 100% of our recommended intake. Lemons also strengthen bones and serve as an anti-inflammatory.

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