Before we start with this article, you should know that these food groups are divided into 3 different categories:
- Highly beneficial foods – food that acts like Medicine
- Foods that are allowed – food that are no harm to the blood type
- Foods that are not allowed – food that acts like a Poison
This super healthy ingredient can provide many health benefits to your immune system and digestive system. You should also know that coconut oil is a heat stable fat, which means that it tolerates high temperature cooking well and does not become oxidized and damaged like most vegetable oils. It’s loaded with medium chain fatty acids, particularly lauric acid, which is very easy to digest and your liver uses it easily for energy. The good fats in coconut oil have antimicrobial properties, and help to promote a healthy balance of good microbes in your digestive tract. It is also very satiating, which means that you should add this ingredient you’re your healthy diet to reduce sugar and carbohydrate cravings – and lose weight much faster.
Avocado is also loaded with healthy fats, most of which are monounsaturated. These fats don’t cause inflammation in the body like some omega 6 rich polyunsaturated fats. They are extremely beneficial for proper function of the arteries and for keeping blood pressure levels under control.
On the plus side, avocados reduce unhealthy sugar cravings. All you need to do is include some avocados in your lunch salad and you’ll feel full much longer. Avocadoes can help you avoid afternoon snacks.
Most people don’t know that some of the best anti-inflammatory foods are actually high in healthy fat. In other words, most healthy fats are powerful anti-inflammatory agents. In contrast, refined vegetables oils are high in omega 6 fats, which is why they often lead to inflammation.
Oily fish, such as salmon, are abundant in omega 3 fats, which stimulate the secretion of prostaglandins, a type of pain-relieving hormone, in the body. That’s why fish oil is extremely effective in relieving painful conditions including arthritis, menstrual cramps and fibromyalgia. In addition, fish oil also reduces inflammation in the arterial walls, thus preventing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and blood clotting.
Another health benefit from most fish is their high selenium content. This mineral is highly beneficial for individuals with autoimmune disease because it reduces the secretion of auto-antibodies. Selenium is also vital for the secretion of glutathione, the body’s own powerful antioxidant.
Moreover, selenium supports your body in fighting a number of viral infections, and minor chronic viral infections commonly trigger fatigue and increased inflammation.
These types of oily fish are the highest in selenium and omega 3 fats – wild salmon, trout, mackerel, herrings, sardines, mullet and anchovies. If you aren’t a fish lover, you can opt for fish oil and selenium supplements.
Turmeric is one of the most health beneficial spices on the food market. This spice owes its powerful medicinal properties to its active ingredient, curcumin. Curcumin has strong anti-inflammatory properties because of which it’s a great pain reliever. Curcumin is also beneficial for improving digestive system function. In fact, it can effectively reduce bloating and indigestion. This mild-flavored spice can be added to vegetable juices, stews and curries.
Dark chocolate, especially a high quality one with 85% cocoa content or higher, is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. What’s important about dark chocolate is that it normally doesn’t contain any milk and most of them are even free of soy lecithin (GMO ingredients that can have a serious impact on your overall health).
In addition, the higher the cocoa content in dark chocolate, the lower the sugar amount in them. Dark chocolates have an intense flavor, which prevents most people from overindulging.
This super food is abundant in polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radicals in the body. Last, but not least, it increases good cholesterol in the body.
People who suffer from the syndrome X or insulin resistance, typically have unusually low levels of HDL cholesterol in their blood. At the same time, these people have high levels of LDL cholesterol, which leads to formation of arterial plaques.