15 Healthy Foods to Eat

Healthy eating is important for both you and me. Old and young people can all benefit from making smart buying decisions. Consider the ways in which food will affect your body and try out various foods. Every body is different and responds favorably or unfavorably to food. Experiment and keep track of your daily food intake. Note how you feel and develop a list of things you'd like to include in your daily diet. You can veer slightly off course on occasion, but consider whether certain foods are worth the risk of either health or weight problems.

Great products are available today that make eating fun, healthy and tasty, too. Try incorporating some of the products below into your meals, whether it is once a week or once a day these foods can help you maintain a greater health.

Flaxseed supplies fiber and decreases health risks.
Flaxseed supplies fiber and decreases health risks. | Source

Flaxseed

Milled flaxseed is created by finely grinding up whole flax seeds. By taking one or two tablespoons of flaxseed each day you can add a generous amount of fiber to your diet. Flaxseed is also known to help decrease the risk of health problems such as heart disease and diabetes.

  • Try adding a tablespoon of flaxseed to a warm bowl of oatmeal in the morning.
  • Mix some flaxseed into a cup of yogurt and add some blueberries.
  • Add flaxseed into baked goods such as cookies. Check out my recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Flaxseed.

Oatmeal provides fiber and vitamins needed to be healthy.
Oatmeal provides fiber and vitamins needed to be healthy. | Source

Oatmeal

Begin your morning with oatmeal and you will find yourself full and focused up until lunchtime. Oatmeal fills you up far better than a bowl of sugary cold cereal or a load of carb-filled bread.

  • Have oatmeal for breakfast. Add a small dollop of honey if you desire some sweetener.
  • Make the cookies mentioned above using oatmeal.

Fish oil pills are a helpful way to increase heart and joint health.
Fish oil pills are a helpful way to increase heart and joint health. | Source

Fish Oil

Fish oil pills are the latest nutritional fad. They are a dietary supplement supplying healthy doses of Omega 3's. Taken orally, fish oil pills help support a healthy heart and joints. They also may help with depression, anxiety and macular degeneration.

  • Take up to three fish oil pills daily.

Multivitamins include various minerals and vitamins that your body needs.
Multivitamins include various minerals and vitamins that your body needs. | Source

Mulivitamin

Most people take a multivitamin made specifically for them. Whether it's a formula for women or men, each one contains specific nutrients and vitamins necessary for your gender or age.

Vitamins A - Z are included in multivitamin supplements. Vitamins often included are vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B-12, Iron, Iodine, Magnesium, Zinc, Manganese and Potassium.

  • Take one multivitamin daily which includes the recommended doses of various vitamins optimal for healthy bodies.
  • Some people take their multivitamin at nighttime so in the morning the vitamin will be in their blood stream and they will feel more rested and rejuvenated.

Laminine removes toxins and rejuvenates the body.
Laminine removes toxins and rejuvenates the body. | Source

Laminine

Laminine is a dietary supplement. One to four capsules can be taken daily and can help turn back the time and decrease or eliminate various health problems. Laminine helps your body internally become healthier by giving back what has been lost.

Children have seemingly endless amounts of positivity and energy. Laminine holds the secret to reincorporating the nutrition back into the human body that has been lost years ago.

Laminine can help with fatigue, depression and anxiety and increase positivity, energy and focus.

Check out my Laminine website to learn more.

  • Take 1-4 capsules daily.

Chewable wafers supply a great source of vitamin C.
Chewable wafers supply a great source of vitamin C. | Source

Vitamin C

Vitamin C tablets are handy to have in the house. Although fruits supply great doses of vitamin C, they often contain lots of sugar which will make recovery difficult.

Vitamin C tablets are a great form of medicine to take when fighting off sickness and to help your body recover fast.

  • Take a vitamin C tablet daily.

Almond milk is rich in antioxidants, calcium, and contains no cholesterol.
Almond milk is rich in antioxidants, calcium, and contains no cholesterol. | Source

Almond Milk

Almond milk is all natural, great tasting, non-dairy beverage. It's rich in antioxidants and contains no cholesterol. Almond milk is made by taking pre-soaked almonds and blending them together with water. Best when served cold, almond milk is delicious and a great alternative for those with milk allergies or those who do not prefer the taste of regular milk.

Unsweetened, sweetened, plain, vanilla and chocolate almond milk varieties are available.

  • Add a little almond milk in your oatmeal.
  • Have a small cold class of almond milk with dessert.
  • Do some baking. Many recipes allow you to substitute in with almond milk.

Newman's Own Diet Lemonade contains all-natural Stevia.
Newman's Own Diet Lemonade contains all-natural Stevia. | Source

Newman's Own Diet Lemonade

Newman's Own is already an organic company offering great healthy options but wait, there's something new. Newman's Own Diet Lemonade hit shelves a few months ago and includes only a little bit of sugar. The majority of the sweetness is created by Stevia, the 100% all-natural alternative to sugar.

Additional sugar contributes to a whole slue of health problems and also contains additional calories. Stevia can be purchased and used in recipes to reduce or eliminate the sugar content and have you drinking a healthier beverage.

Try Newman's Own Diet Lemonade when you are needing a sweet drink that won't negatively effect your health.

  • Have a glass of Newman's Diet Lemonade.

Herbal teas supply antioxidants and contribute to overall health.
Herbal teas supply antioxidants and contribute to overall health. | Source

Herbal or Green Tea

Herbal or green teas offer many powerful health benefits, especially in caffeine-free tea varieties. Herbal and green teas are rich in antioxidants, good for skin and hair growth, and help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Herbal teas are also used for remedying minor health concerns at home, such as migraine headaches.

  • Drink a cup of green tea daily for overall health benefits.
  • Have a cup of chamomile tea at night to help you relax.

Kashi cookies are nourishing, filling and delicious, too.
Kashi cookies are nourishing, filling and delicious, too. | Source

Healthy Cookies

Health food stores and select grocery stores carry many healthy options for dessert. Kashi Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies are full of oatmeal, seven whole grains and a touch of honey for sweetness. They are hearty and provide long-lasting energy.

  • Pack an oatmeal chocolate cookie for a long hike to supply the strength needed to complete the climb.
  • Have a healthy cookie for a light but satisfying dessert.

Hungry? Have a handful of nuts on you and stay full and focused
Hungry? Have a handful of nuts on you and stay full and focused | Source

Nuts

If you aren't fond of almond milk, perhaps you like plain almonds. Nuts are a great, healthy snack to have on hand. They contain the good fat that is helpful for the human body. Nuts give real energy where you won't experience a crashing downward spiral after consuming.

Keep an assortment of unsalted nuts on hand such the notorious walnuts, known for their brain food quality, almonds, peanuts or pistachios. Having trouble focusing mid-afternoon? Carry some nuts with you for an afternoon snack and you'll gain a second wind.

  • Consume a handful of nuts as a snack.
  • Take some with you for the ride home from work.

Use whole wheat pasta and stay away from white sugars.
Use whole wheat pasta and stay away from white sugars. | Source

Whole Grain Pasta

Whole grain pasta is great for those who cannot eat white sugars. Whole grain pasta takes longer than white pasta to break down and convert to sugar. Make sure it's whole grain if you can, and not only part grain.

  • Cook up a pot of whole grain pasta with dinner.
  • Have some whole grain bread, too.

No-salt sauce is tasty and healthy for you.
No-salt sauce is tasty and healthy for you. | Source

No-Salt Added Sauce

No salt added sauce still provides plenty of favor to meals. Francesco Rinaldi ranked well on the Phantom Gourmet, and ranks #1 in our house. The flavor is robust although there is no additional salt, the spices work together and everyone is happy.

  • Add no-salt sauce to a pound of cooked ground beef for an easy spaghetti sauce.
  • Make chicken parmigiana with a jar of Francesco's no-salt sauce.

Use olive oil to add flavor to dishes.
Use olive oil to add flavor to dishes. | Source

Olive Oil

Olive oil is high in Omega 3's and the go-to oil used in our house. It smells and tastes great, and in nominal (it can add pounds if you indulge too much) amounts is good for you, too.

  • Add a few tablespoons of olive oil to a few cloves of minced garlic.
  • Use olive oil for a light salad dressing.
  • Add olive oil to your spaghetti sauce.

Whole wheat flour is a healthier baking alternative.
Whole wheat flour is a healthier baking alternative. | Source

Whole Wheat Flour

When it comes time to do some baking, that's where your health can suffer, so make a smart choice with the right flour used. Use a pure unbleached whole-wheat flour.

  • Make cookies with wheat flour.
  • Make pancakes with whole wheat flour.

Think Wisely

Healthy choices affect everyone, so eat well. Make wise buying decisions and incorporate good nutrition into your daily meals. Pay attention to your body's needs and how it responds to different foods. Cater to the needs and feed it well. Strive to make your body happy by avoiding foods that you don't react well to and artificial products. Make a daily effort to give your body something that will help it become stronger and maintain a greater health.


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi pstraubie: Healthy eating has become so much harder to manage as it's costly to eat well, but very worth it in the end. I've made small, subtle, yet important changes in my diet and incorporated these foods into it and noticed great changes. Thank you for your comment! Almond milk is tasty, nutritious and especially great for those with lactose intolerance.


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

Thanks for sharing these. I am always looking for healthy food choices. Our food intake does impact greatly our physical well being as we all know. I will try out your suggestions. The almond milk sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing this information with us.


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi vespawoolf! Thanks for stopping by! Laminine is great, you are so right - more energy is always a plus! I'm glad you are into the foods mentioned, eating healthy is so beneficial for everyone.


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I enjoy most of the healthful foods you mention here except laminine. That one threw me for a loop! I'll definitely have to look into it, after all, who doesn't want more energy? Voted up!


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hello there pstraubie! Each morning I begin with a bowl of oatmeal with flaxseed and a little bit of almond milk. I usually add some fresh fruit, too. It's a really great way to begin the day. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to try a few of the other suggestions :-)


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

emilybee...What a great collection of healthy choices. I am into the whole flaxseed and oatmeal thing for sure. I must give these others a try. Thank you for sharing this with us.


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

These are just a few suggestions that work well for me. But there are so many products out there that I haven't even gotten a round to try, you should check out a few and see what works for you. Thanks for stopping by and visiting!


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God is dead 4 years ago

I guess, Now I know why I have poor health, I never tried any of these.

BTW, very nicely put together.

Keep it up. Cheers (: "Thumbs up"


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi Angela! I'm glad you are interested in eating healthy. Hope some of these foods work for you! Thanks for stopping by!


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

Thanks so much! I needed this!


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi Francesca!! I love oatmeal. I have it every morning with flaxseed and a little bit of fruit and almond milk and honey. It's so delicious!!! Thanks for stopping by!


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Francesca27 4 years ago from Hub Page

I'm all in for oatmeal. Thanks for the other suggestions.


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi mandination! I'm so glad my hub may be helpful for you! :) I love trying new foods and discovering healthy tips, too. Thank you for stopping by!


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mandination 4 years ago from Pittsburgh

I'm always looking for healthy eating tips and I love articles like this. A few of the things you mentioned I'd genuinely never heard of before and I really appreciate the new information.


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi always exploring- That is awesome! Eating healthy makes our bodies feel great, studies show benefits of drinking lactose free milk, too. I like trying various ones. Thank you for stopping by :)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I use almost all of the products you have listed except i use lactose free milk. I believe in eating healthy. Your article is great..Thank you..


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi J-Nevil! I love green tea. I keep a container full of green tea already made in the fridge for in the morning, and if I want hot tea at night I'll just make that up fresh :) It has a whole slue of things which it is good for. Thanks for stopping bY!


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi Jean- Me too, I just begun drinking almond milk for a change of things. It's quite delicious. At first I was expecting the regular milk consistency which it lacks, but now I know what to expect I really like it! Thanks for stopping by!


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi writer! Good for you - it's wonderful to eat healthy food, flax seed is good and versatile, you can put it in basically anything. Thanks for reading and commenting!


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi Ardie! I need to try coconut milk and rice milk, too. I just started drinking almond milk and I love it. Awesome that you eat so many healthy things. Healthy is in! Thanks for stopping by!


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J-Nevil 4 years ago

Great information on healthy foods, I have been trying more green tea. I heard it raises metabolic rate too. Nice Hub!


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Jean Bakula 4 years ago from New Jersey

I just bought some almond milk for the first time when I went shopping. I eat oatmeal and the same tomato sauce you suggest. I used to make my own, but my family are not tomato lovers as I am. Thanks for the healthy suggestions.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

I've been ahead of you for sometime taking most of what you mentioned but not flax seed maybe I'll have ago with it. Thank you for sharing this with us.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Great healthy foods emilybee :) I've never had flax seed so that's something I will have to try. But I've had all the other items you mentioned! I especially love almond milk (and coconut milk). Keep the healthy foods coming girl

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