Recently, Teresa Fung, assistant professor in the department of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, established the healthiest and most nutritious foods. This expert summarized what dietary health was to her in just five foods, which in her opinion, we should consume daily.
Next, we detail which are the healthiest foods for Harvard and which we should include more often in our diet:
This fish stands out for its great contribution of proteins and omega-3 fatty acids, two great sources for heart and brain. To this we can add the vitamin D, with which we can strengthen our bones. Its price, is the main but of this great food, advised by the doctor.
These are very beneficial for their great antioxidant work. They also contain vitamins C, E, niacin or B3, riboflavin or B2, pyridixine or B6, thiamine or B1, folic acid or B9 and carotenes. For its part, it also carries minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magensium or sodium.
In the United States it is considered a true superfood. In Spain, its cultivation is growing a lot in Asturias or Cantabria. Its great nutritional values make it one of the fruits that could contribute most to our daily diet.
Obviously, nuts are one of the healthiest and most important foods for our bodies. Specifically, the University of Oxford has conducted 26 clinical trials in which it assures that diets enriched with nuts can help reduce cholesterol. Likewise, the same happens with other research that points out the great contribution of this nut to avoid colon cancer.
Yogurts provide us with probiotics, «healthy bacteria that help the intestines function properly and contribute to better general health. In addition, it provides us with calcium, magnesium, vitamin B12 and some key fatty acids in our body.
The problem with yogurt is its sweetened versions. For this, the expert advises «to add some blueberries to give it more sweetness or nuts to make something crunchy».