15 Foods You Need to Eat in 2018

With the New Year we are looking for new nutritional resolutions. Maybe you want to lose some of that holiday weight and maybe not, it’s always good new and healthy changes. I have looked up for you all the super foods you need to incorporate into your diet with the New Year. You will find some of these foods in your kitchen; from heart-healthy omega-3s to, gut-healing probiotics to, antioxidants and essential vitamins, these are the healthiest foods you need to eat this year!!

1- Chlorophyll Water



Chlorophyll is the pigment that makes plants green and helps them create energy from sunlight. Chlorophyll infused water contains vitamins A, C, and E, and it could help keep you healthy; a study in The Journal of Surgery found supplementing with chlorophyll may serve as a powerful immunity boost, able to increase wound healing time by up to 25 %. Just add ½ tsp to your 1.5 liters of daily water


2- Roiibos Tea



Rooibos tea or red tea is an herbal beverage, with medicinal properties. It is not a true tea, free from caffeine, it is a herb. Health benefits include its use as a cure for premature aging, insomnia, asthma, headaches, eczema, bone weakness, hypertension and allergies,. Drinking rooibos tea can ease severe stomach cramps and boost the immune system. Its medicinal attributes have been confirmed by The US Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., which has affirmed that red rooibos tea is capable of reducing cancer, heart diseases, premature aging, and other serious conditions.

3- Kefir



Kefir has super healing benefits to your gut, it counteracts the effects of the milk’s stomach-irritating lactose: Ohio State University researchers found that drinking kefir drink can reduce bloating and gas brought on by lactose consumption by 70 %. This fermented drink fights cancer due to its large anti-carcinogenic role inside the body. It can slow the growth of early tumors and their enzymatic conversions from non-carcinogenic to carcinogenic, according to a study conducted by the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at the Macdonald Campus of McGill University in Canada showing that kefir reduced breast cancer cells by 56%Also, it contains high levels of vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, vitamin K2, biotin, folate, enzymes and probiotics


4- Broccoli

I you want to lose weight you will have to eat Broccoli. As a cruciferous vegetable, and highly linked to cancer-preventative properties. But according to experts, broccoli contains a phytonutrient called sulforaphane that increase testosterone and fights off the fat body storage. Very rich in vitamin C, it can lower levels of cortisol during stressful situations, which also help fight belly fat.


5- Turmeric




The health benefits include improved ability to digest fats, reducing gas and bloating, decreased congestion, and improved skin conditions like eczema, acne and psoriasis. It contains proven anti-inflammatory effects that are comparable to prescription medications, without producing the toxic effect of synthetic drugs like ulcer, internal bleeding, or even lowered white blood cell.

It also relief from joint pain, such as rheumatoid arthritis, reduced joint swelling, when used on regular basis. Research also proved that turmeric is helpful in treating inflammatory bowel diseases, protecting the heart, lowering cholesterol counts, relieving indigestion, improving liver function, and even preventing Alzheimer's disease. Cancer prevention and inhibited cancer cell growth –specifically cancer of the colon, breast, prostate, lung, and childhood leukemia.


6- Goji-Berries



Goji Berries have been used in Tibet for at least 1,700 years. Tibetan Medicine includes it in the treatment of liver problems, kidney problems, eye problems, depression, allergies, insomnia, to lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, cleanse the blood, skin rashes, psoriasis, chronic liver disease, diabetes and tuberculosis. Goji Berries are also used by the people of Tibet to increase longevity

They contain 18 amino acids including the 8 essential amino acids ,21 trace minerals including zinc, calcium, germanium, selenium and phosphorus, One of the highest sources of antioxidants, 180% of daily recommended Vitamin A intake in 30g serving. Rich in B vitamins B1,B2,& B6, Vitamin E (which is very rare in fruits), contains more Vitamin C in 30g than an orange. Contains the anti-inflammatory agent beta-sitosterol which lowers cholesterol, essential fatty acids such as omega 6 linoleic acid that regulate hormones and promotes body fat loss. Contains a complete spectrum of antioxidant carotenoids, including beta-carotene (a better source than even carrots) and zeaxanthin (protects the eyes). The goji berry is the richest source of carotenoids of all known foods. 15 times more nutritional iron than spinach. Anti-bacterials & anti-fungals: sesquiterpenoids: cyperone and solavetivone. It Engender a sense of wellbeing and optimism – known as the “happy berry” and most importantly it strengthens the immune system


7- Steel Cut Oats



Looking for a healthy breakfast for the new year? Opt for overnight Soaked oats. The simple combo of raw oats, unsweetened almond milk, chia seeds , and cinnamon can help you not only fight inflammation, but also reduce belly fat. Oats feed your healthy gut bacteria, which in turn produce a fatty acid that encourages more efficient fat oxidation. This helps reduce inflammation in your body and helps lower insulin resistance.


8- Wild Salmon


Wild salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids very important for the heart health.. Omega-3s helps fight inflammation. Wild salmon provides the body with both EPA and DHA that attack excess inflammation through the increase in adiponectin—a hormone that enhances your muscles’ ability to use carbs for energy, boosts metabolism, and burns fat, which ultimately decrease inflammation markers. The Dietary Guidelines recommend people have 250g of seafood per week, preferably fatty fish like wild salmon.


9- Dark Chocolate

You’ve heard for years that dark chocolate is good for you, and now we have scientific proof!!. A study done by the Louisiana State University found that gut microbes in the stomach ferment chocolate into a heart anti-inflammatory compounds that shut down genes linked to insulin resistance and inflammation. The antioxidants found in dark chocolate is also linked to lower blood sugar levels. Just be sure you’re eating the right kind; look for chocolate with at least 70 % cacao because it contains highest amounts of antioxidants.


10- Ginger



Fresh ginger help fight inflammation. Researchers proved its compounds to be powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial. Researchers in the University of Arizona gave rats with rheumatoid arthritis a crude ginger extract of essential oils and other compounds found only in the root itself, it was able to inhibit joint swelling and inflammation.


11- Manuka Honey



Manuka honey benefits have been praised in the natural health world for a long time and even more in recent years because of the increasing number of research. It has been proven to help with help with Low Stomach Acid, Acid Reflux, with Acne and Eczema. It Combats Staph Infections treats burns, Wounds and Ulcers, Prevents Tooth Decay and Gingivitis, aids IBS and IBD treatment, Improves Sore Throats and Immunity, Helps Allergies. It is a beauty treatment and Health Booster and also it improves Sleep


12- Chia Seeds



Another way to get heart-healthy omega-3s is by eating chia seeds. 30g of chia seeds has 625 milligrams of omega-3s, compared to the recommended 500 milligrams or more of the healthy fats. They’re also packed with filling fiber that help cut appetite.



13- Quinoa

Quinoa isn’t just a regular grain; it’s a superfood packed with protein and fiber. Plus, it’s gluten-free for those who need to stay away from gluten. “Quinoa is also a great source of fiber and B vitamins,” but be careful it is also high in calories




14- Garlic

This potent plant has cold-fighting and anti-inflammatory properties, thanks to the compound allicin that blocks the enzymes responsible for bacterial and viral infections. Just be sure to crush the garlic first to kickstart production of the bioactive allicin compound before tossing it into your favorite stir fry or pasta sauce.


15- Almonds

Your best choice for a healthy snack in the New Year. A powerful nut packed with protein, healthy fat, and fiber, making it one of the most filling nuts available. They can also help you slim down; a study of overweight and obese adults found that, combined with a calorie-restricted diet, consuming a little more than a quarter-cup of the nuts can decrease weight more effectively than a snack comprised of complex carbohydrates after just 2 weeks. Rich in the amino acid L-arginine, almonds can actually help you burn more fat and carbs during workouts, a study printed in The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found.


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