An Apple a Day?

As the saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” That has been good advice since the saying first started being used at the end of the 19th century.

It’s certainly beneficial to your health to eat an apple every day, but are there other foods that might even be more beneficial to your daily eating routine?

Here are five of the most recommended foods you should eat every day, along with an explanation of their health benefits.

Spinach

Popeye’s father was right all along.

Spinach is good for reducing health risks for diseases that include osteoporosis, heart disease, and strokes.

The health benefits of some from its abundance of plant-based omega-3s and folate (vitamin B9).

Yogurt

Yogurt (the kind with live and active cultures, not the other kinds) has probiotic organisms that boost the body’s immune system and fight against the development of cancer cells.

Blueberries

Blueberries contain vitamins A and C along with lots of fiber. Blueberries also contain antioxidants that fight against cancer, diabetes, and memory loss.

Carrots

In addition to helping to reduce risk of various cancers, the carotenoids contained in carrots can help reduce the risk and severity of auto-immune conditions like asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.

Black Beans

This is one of my personal favorites, because I love the taste of black beans.

Black beans give your brain a boost because of their abundance of anthocyanins (antioxidant compounds), which have been demonstrated to improve brain function.