Enjoying a Simple Healthy Life

I came across an article about “The 20 Healthiest Foods”.  I will admit before I clicked on the article I assumed I probably hadn’t heard or seen half of the foods.  I had judged the article before even clicking.  I’ve done that a fair amount of times and been pleasantly surprised.

To summarize the 20 Healthiest Foods they claimed were:

  1. Spinach
  2. Goji Berries
  3. Salmon
  4. Avocado
  5. Quinoa
  6. Broccoli
  7. Almonds
  8. Beets
  9. Sweet Potatoes
  10. Tomatoes
  11. Kale
  12. Raspberries
  13. Black Beans
  14. Cantaloupe
  15. Artichoke
  16. Watermelon
  17. Grapefruit
  18. Asparagus
  19. Kelp
  20. Cabbage

Oddly enough I have tried every single one of these except Goji Berries. I had even heard of all of them and a lot (salmon, spinach, artichoke and kelp) are some of my favorite foods.  It actually motivated me because I felt like I was doing a good job in eating well and I never find myself stressed about eating well.

It made me think a lot that we often make healthy eating harder than it has to be.  Healthy eating doesn’t mean trying the next new health craze, eating the most expensive food (produce or not).  It just means fueling your body with simple and nutritious foods.

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated nor does it have to be expensive.  This list isn’t exclusive and obviously each list will have foods that overlap and also foods that differ.  I think it’s important to realize that eating healthy isn’t complicated.  This article was a nice reminder of that.  It’s a great article and I would recommend if you had a few minutes to read it.

Questions for you:

Have you tried all of the foods?

What are some healthy foods not on this list you can think of?