The 5 Healthiest Fuits
By Thomas Kee
Eating fruit on a regular basis can boost health.
However, not all fruits are created equal. Some of them provide unique health benefits.
Here are the 5 healthiest fruits on earth.
Apple: This ubiquitous fruit comes in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and flavors. One thing is the same for all apples: they are a healthy snack. There is a decent amount of sugar, but this is a great natural substitute for a candy bar or cookie for your sweet tooth.
Baked Sweet Potato Chips: These chips are better for you than your greasy, regular chips. They have the same great texture and crunch with the benefits of potassium and fiber. They naturally have a hint of sweetness and are widely available in stores, or easily made at home
Caprese Salad: A simple salad made with balsamic vinegar, tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil, and basil. Savory with a subtle sweetness, this Italian staple is great in the summertime.
Cashews: Full of protein and potassium, these nuts are a good thing to munch between meals. They are tasty with or without salt and are a great complement to cheese or fruit.
Cottage Cheese topped with Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado: Turn your cottage cheese into a tasty new salad with grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, cubed avocado, and whatever seasonings you like.
Baked Sweet Potato Topped with Greek Yogurt, Chopped Walnuts: Drop that loaded baked potato and try this healthier alternative. Cook a sweet potato, cut it in half, and top it with Greek yogurt and chopped walnuts.
Olives: Rich in healthy fats, iron, and vitamin E, olives are a tasty and savory snack. You can eat them by themselves or use them as a topping for a variety of other snacks, such as crackers.
Oven Roasted Chickpeas: The primary ingredient in hummus, chickpeas are also great roasted. Just bake the chickpeas (rinsed and skinned) in the oven with some olive oil and top with garlic salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese. They have a great crunch and robust flavor.
Tuna Stuffed Avocado: Give your avocado some added substance and flavor with tuna. Chop avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop out some of the avocado and add it to a mixing bowl. Then add tuna, peppers, cilantro, and lime juice and mix. Place the mixture into the divot in the avocado half and season with salt and pepper.
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds: If you like sunflower seeds, you’ll love these. They have all the salty crunch and none of the mess. Bake and season them however you like or buy a pack at your favorite store.