Here are my top five foods that are never leaving my diet, oh, and big surprise, they all have their own unique health benefits.
In no particular order they are:
Chocolate – Hell would literally have to freeze over for me to kiss chocolate goodbye; aside from keeping me sane in times of trouble dark chocolate, that hasn’t been processed, helps lower my blood pressure. Heart Healthy Brownie anyone?
Barley – One of my all-time favourite whole grains – could I send that packing? Noooo, aside from lowering my cholesterol and removing toxins from my body I love the texture, flavour and the comfort that tucking into a bowl of Barley Risotto does for my soul. Check out Barley 101
Berries – I haven’t met a berry that I didn’t love. Fresh local or frozen local – I don’t care – give me my berries for the sheer flavour experience, throw in the fact that they will help fight off disease, help aging brains, contribute to glowing skin and make your heart happy, I am never ditching luscious ripe strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries.
Mushrooms – The kind you cook and eat – I love’m. Adding mushrooms to most savoury dishes adds a genius flavour note. And sidebar: they help strengthen your immune system.
Salmon – I was raised on salmon. Canned, fresh, smoked – salmon has been a part of my life as a foodie since I was a kid. Okay, omega-3 fatty acids are a gift from the health gods and adding a measly 2 servings of salmon a week can help with heart and brain function. Hello salmon, you are on my keeper list.
Top five? I was on a roll. I have so many more – asparagus, arugula, walnuts, watermelon, cherries……
What are the top five healthy foods that you could never give up?