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The World’s Healthiest Foods

World Healthiest Foods

The World's Healthiest Foods by George Mateljan

This is a list of 131 foods that can serve as the basis of your Healthiest Way of Eating.

Of course, there are many other nutritious foods other than those that we have included on our list that we feel are wonderful, health-promoting foods; if there are other whole foods – such as fruits, vegetables, nuts/seeds, whole grains, etc – that you like, by all means enjoy them. Just because a food is not on our list doesn’t mean that we don’t think that it can be included in a diet geared towards the Healthiest Way of Eating as long as it is a whole, natural, nutrient-rich food.
To find out why some of your favorite nutritious foods are not included in our list, read The Criteria Used to Select the World’s Healthiest Foods.

(The George Mateljan Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation with no commercial interests or advertising, is a new force for change to help make a healthier you and a healthier world.)

Vegetables Fruits Spices & Herbs
Asparagus Apples Basil
Avocados Apricots Black pepper
Beets Bananas Cayenne pepper
Bell peppers Blueberries Chili pepper, dried
Broccoli Cantaloupe Cilantro/Coriander seeds
Brussels sprouts Cranberries Cinnamon, ground
Cabbage Figs Cloves
Carrots Grapefruit Cumin seeds
Cauliflower Grapes Dill
Celery Kiwifruit Ginger
Collard greens Lemon/Limes Mustard seeds
Cucumbers Oranges Oregano
Eggplant Papaya Parsley
Fennel Pears Peppermint
Garlic Pineapple Rosemary
Green beans Plums Sage
Green peas Prunes Thyme
Kale Raisins Turmeric
Leeks Raspberries
Mushrooms, crimini Strawberries Natural Sweeteners
Mushrooms, shiitake Watermelon Blackstrap molasses
Mustard greens Cane juice
Olives Grains Honey
Onions Barley Maple syrup
Potatoes Brown rice
Romaine lettuce Buckwheat Others
Sea vegetables Corn Green tea
Spinach Millet Soy sauce (tamari)
Squash, summer Oats Water
Squash, winter Quinoa
Sweet potatoes Rye Nuts, Seeds & Oils
Swiss chard Spelt Almonds
Tofu and Tempeh Whole wheat Cashews
Tomatoes Flaxseeds
Turnip greens Seafood Olive oil, extra virgin
Yams Cod Peanuts
Halibut Pumpkin seeds
Beans & Legumes Salmon Sesame seeds
Black beans Sardines Sunflower seeds
Dried peas Scallops Walnuts
Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) Shrimp
Kidney beans Tuna Poultry & Lean Meats
Lentils Beef, lean organic
Lima beans Eggs & Low-Fat Dairy Calf’s liver
Miso Cheese, low-fat Chicken
Navy beans Eggs Lamb
Pinto beans Milk, 2%, cow’s Turkey
Soybeans Milk, goat Venison
Tempeh Yogurt
Tofu

The Criteria for the World’s Healthiest Foods:

Among the thousands of different foods our world provides, the majority contains at least several of the nutrients our bodies need but to be included as one of the World’s Healthiest Foods they had to meet the criteria listed below.
The criteria we used will also help you understand why some of your favorite (and also nutritious) foods may not be included on our list. For example, Readers have asked why pomegranate, a very nutritious food, is not included on our website. While pomegranates taste great and are rich in vitamins and flavonoid phytonutrients, they are still rather expensive which makes them not as widely available to many people.

1. The World’s Healthiest Foods are the Most Nutrient Dense
The World’s Healthiest Foods have been selected because they are among the richest sources of many of the essential nutrients needed for optimal health. We used a concept called nutrient density to determine which foods have the highest nutritional value.
Nutrient density is a measure of the amount of nutrients a food contains in comparison to the number of calories. A food is more nutrient dense when the level of nutrients is high in relationship to the number of calories the food contains. By eating the World’s Healthiest Foods, you’ll get all the essential nutrients that you need for excellent health, including vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids, fiber and more for the least number of calories. Read more about Our Food and Recipe Rating System.

2. The World’s Healthiest Foods are Whole Foods
The World’s Healthiest Foods are also whole foods complete with all their rich natural endowment of nutrients. They have not been highly processed nor do they contain synthetic, artificial or irradiated ingredients. And whenever possible, The Healthier Way of Eating recommends purchasing “Organically Grown” foods, since they not only promote your health, but also the health of our planet.

3. The World’s Healthiest Foods are Familiar Foods
The World’s Healthiest Foods are common “everyday” foods. These include the fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, lean meats, fish, olive oil, herbs and spices that are familiar to most people.

4. The World’s Healthiest Foods are Readily Available
Although there are many foods that are exceptionally nutritious, many of them are not readily available in different areas of the country. The World’s Healthiest Foods are foods that the majority people can easily find at their local market.

5. The World’s Healthiest Foods are Affordable
We have selected foods that are not only familiar and available, but also affordable, especially if you purchase them locally and in season. This is also the time when they are the freshest and of the best quality.

6. The World’s Healthiest Foods Taste Good
The World’s Healthiest Foods are also some of the world’s best tasting foods. We have created recipes using the World’s Healthiest Foods that do not overpower, but enhance, the unique flavor of each food. Each recipe provides a flavor adventure so you can discover new ways to experience and enjoy the great natural tastes of these foods.

The source: The World’s Healthiest Foods

About The George Mateljan Foundation:
The George Mateljan Foundation for the World’s Healthiest Foods was established by George Mateljan to discover, develop and share scientifically proven information about the benefits of healthy eating, and to provide the personalized support individuals need to make eating The World’s Healthiest Foods enjoyable, easy, quick and affordable.
Our Independent Perspective
The Foundation is not-for-profit so we can offer an independent perspective that is not influenced by commercial interests. Our only purpose is to help you discover the many joys and benefits of healthy eating. We believe that the Foundation’s independent perspective can help provide clear and easy-to-understand knowledge on how people of all ages and backgrounds can achieve and maintain their optimum physical, mental and emotional health and well-being.]

For more details, links and very useful information about each food and nutrient please visit the original page at : The World’s Healthiest Foods, or get the 880-page book from the same website.

NutritionData.com and caloriecount.com supplement more information to the information in this article. I suggest visiting them.
“The World’s Healthiest Foods” book is packed with great information.
Also,there is another but smaller book (400 pages) titled “The 200 SuperFoods That Will Save Your Life” out there and both of these two books are good to read and to keep at home, schools, libraries and health care units.

Report Bad Public Service Blog

I have just finished creating a new wordpress blog for reporting bad public service its title is: Report Bad Public Service. (http://reportbadservice.wordpress.com/)

Dear valued citizen;

Here is how to use that blog:

1- Then select your continent from the Pages.

2- Then write your Report As a Reply.

3- Follow up the responses of other citizens for sometime.

4- Check for comments and responses stating issues similar to your case.

5- Feed back on your problem if it is solved or getting worse.

The goals of this blog are to let everybody will know each others problems with Public Services and Public Servants; advise from personal knowledge and past experiences in similar troubles; mobilize and organize local groups and civil societies to address these problems and assist citizens to get their rights with Public Services managements.

Together we can do it.

This is Citizens Solidarity. It is More Powerful Than Bureaucracies and Corporations.

Slash Public Service but not the Services!!

Hello valued citizens everywhere;

You must know that you are queens and kings in your own countries. Employees in the Public Service tend to ignore that. This blog is about very important service to everyone who received bad service from any public servant, low or high-ranked (they called themselves government officials!).

Try to explain in your report few details about the problem or the complaint you or someone else faced with government employee/s.

Users of this blog who have some knowledge of their government system are kindly requested to post comments and advises to other fellow citizens in trouble.

Citizens media are empowering us to fight back the abuses and corruption of bureaucracies everywhere. This is your blog and you are free to express your grievances, anger, disgust, or any constructive proposals and ideas.

Citizens all over the World demand the following:

1- Wide and good quality public services and servants for our taxes;

2- Lean, optimally sized and effective public service;

3- No overtaxing for overpaying public servants;

4- People must have regular and uninterrupted access to monitor what are going on in any government office, low or high, including the judiciary, the police, the security, and the military.

5- Ethical corporatism and control the wealthy influences on politics.

We Are The Rulers! Do You Understand?

I invite you to visit, comment, and use Report Bad Public Service blog.

Citizens on Top of Governments

Citizens Are Watching Governments

It must not be allowed where citizens are overtaxed; public servants are overpaid; and public services are under-standards. Performance measurement and performance management Systems for the public service employees and offices are of great need particularly when there is any decline in any field. Public service must live up to some better standards of private sector while making it better.

Why citizens pay taxes and delegate authorities to governments? Because all citizens want to receive excellent public services; to improve the quality of their life, and engage in production to create wealth.

Citizens need public services every day and every hour. Ask yourself when you receive a public service “Am I getting what I am paying for?” If the answer is not a sure “YES” then you must tell fellow citizens around you in your community, and also write here to let anyone know your experience and opinions. Otherwise, things will get worst.

Tell and write about: What; Where; When; Why; and Who (5 Ws.). Ideally, each state must have its own forum of “Report Bad Public Services”. So, it is an excellent idea to create your own state Report Forum now.

The case is very clear; national revenues come from nature, production, and taxation and they are owned by citizens – including government investments. Citizens used to give public servants too much with too little scrutiny. Now, it is time to change this. Your president or prime minister or monarch with all their ministers and departments are public SERVANTS, and they must be in your pocket- even if it was empty. Simply “No delegation”, “No taxes”, and “No production” if you do not get excellent public services.

Citizents Are Victorious Rulers

Citizens need quantitative and qualitative performance measurements for public services and the resulting overall quality of life in their state. Should the overall index fall under an acceptable level then the government and the relevant public servants must be axed automatically before the end of their terms and contracts. They should be questioned and penalized for their failure to perform their duties and wasting citizens’ resources.

Citizens must pay reasonable taxes only when they can afford them. And they must receive from taxes when they are in need. But, public servants in governments tend to serve only those who have the money, like corporations, and those who may cause troubles; plus their own henchmen. Therefore, citizens must be one of these forces, bucks or actions. They call this wrongly “Politics” as they call themselves “Officials”.

Citizens when they come in contact with any irresponsible or corrupt public servant must act and report using all possible means, including similar blogs and forums. Very little will be achieved if citizens report to the relevant governmental authorities prematurely; because of conflict of interests. The chances of sacking and replacing such public servants are greater now; thanks for modern citizens’ media.

Slash Public Service but not the Services

Slash Public Service

From my long experience in dealing with governments in more than a dozen of them I assure you that if you slash more than half of government officials or the so-called public dis-service and throw them to the streets you will definitely get better, effective and efficient administrations.

I am sure they are the source of corruption and corporate greed support. I have never seen in my long life any government department or an office functioning properly.
They are excesses, idles, and the antithesis of innovation, ethics and productivity.

People must have regular and uninterrupted access to monitor what are going on in any government office, low or high, including the judiciary, the police, the security, and the military.

When you deal personally with a successful private business you feel your power as a valued customer even if it was unethical business. But when I personally deal with any government office I feel their arrogance and wickedness; I wish I could spit on their faces.

The public service anywhere in the world is ten times it’s optimal size, and they are very good in employing the failures and the dishonest for life.

To Occupy Wall Street and bring social, political, and economic justice people must axe useless officials first.