The Best Foods for Your Health – Almonds, Oatmeal, Broccoli

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The Best Foods for Your Health

Published by Dr. Alden Clendenin

The phrase “you are what you eat” isn’t just a figure of speech, it has a lot of truth to it. Healthy bodies can, of course, benefit from going to the gym and participating in other forms of physical exercise. But, the most important way that you can take care of your body is what you eat. Think of food as fuel rather than eating just to eat. You should be providing your body with the energy it needs to get through each day. Here are some tips on healthy foods from our Lincoln Park chiropractors.


Reaching for a handful of almonds is always a good idea! They are rich in nutrients like fiber, calcium, iron, vitamin E and riboflavin. If you have a high cholesterol, make sure that you incorporate almonds into your diet as well. However, stay away from almonds that are coated in salt, sugar, or other unhealthier toppings.


Oatmeal has long been a superfood and for good reason. Interest in oatmeal has increased especially in the past 20 years due to its health benefits and a general shift in demand for healthy breakfast options. The soluble fiber found in oatmeal is proven to help lower cholesterol. Oats are also rich in complex carbs, folate and potassium.


A single serving of broccoli can provide you with over 150 percent of your daily dose of vitamin C! This can help shorten the duration of colds. Broccoli also includes an ingredient called sulforphane, which is known for its anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Other amazing foods for you are apples, kale, blueberries, avocados, leafy greens, wheat germ, eggs and oil fish. Our chiropractors in Chicago recommend a healthy diet to combine with a healthy, active lifestyle for overall best results.

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