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What is the healthiest food item in the world?

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animallover14 | Student, Grade 8 | (Level 2) Honors

Posted February 22, 2012 at 10:03 AM via web

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What is the healthiest food item in the world?

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andrea-baby14 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 22, 2012 at 11:04 AM (Answer #1)

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Eggs are one of the most healthiest foods for you. They contain large amounts of protein and not fat. I am unsure if it its the most healthiest food in the world but I hope this answer helped you a bit.

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 22, 2012 at 11:32 AM (Answer #2)

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According to Fitness Magazine, the Top 10 healthiest foods in the world are:

  1. Lemon.  High in Vitamin C and acts as a cancer-fighter and anti-inflammatory.
  2. Broccoli.  A cancer fighter high in Vitamins K and C.
  3. Dark chocolate.  Helps to reduce blood pressure and is high in flavonoids.
  4. Potatoes.  Sweet potatoes are particularly high in Vitamin A.
  5. Salmon.  High in omega-3 fatty acids and niacin, which is known to prevent memory loss.
  6. Walnuts.  High in omega-3 fatty acids which are known to help a person's mood, fight cancer, reduce cholesterol, and act as a natural sun screen. 
  7. Avocado.  Its good fats and high fiber help to reduce cholesterol and the risk of heart disease.
  8. Garlic.  Helps to prevent bacteria and E. coli, and includes Allicin, an anti-inflammatory known for its ability to reduce cholesterol and blood-pressure. 
  9. Spinach.  High in lutein and zeaxanthin, two important antioxidants. It's also a great cancer fighter. 
  10. Beans.  The darker the bean, the better--and the more antioxidants.

Another source claims that blueberries are its Number One super-food.



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aaliyah1 | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Honors

Posted February 26, 2012 at 11:13 PM (Answer #3)

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The Apricot is the healthiest food in the world. It has Beta-carotene that helps prevent damage to the eyes.



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