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What are the most healthy foods to eat?

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Some of the healthiest foods to eat include lemons, broccoli, dark chocolate, potatoes and salmon, states Fitness magazine. The magazine also lists walnuts, avocados, garlic, spinach and beans as the healthiest foods to consume.

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One lemon contains more than 100 percent of the body's daily requirement of vitamin C. Lemons also increase the body's levels of good HDL cholesterol in addition to strengthening bones. They also contain citrus flavonoids that may help to discourage the growth of cancer cells and act as an anti-inflammatory.

A medium-size stalk of broccoli contains more than 100 percent of the body's daily requirement of vitamin K. It also provides almost 200 percent of the recommended daily requirement of vitamin C. Consuming broccoli also helps to prevent numerous types of cancer. Eating one-fourth of an ounce of dark chocolate each day helps to reduce blood pressure in healthy individuals. The cocoa powder in dark chocolate contains flavonoids that act as antioxidants that reduce bad LDL cholesterol while increasing levels of good HDL cholesterol in the body.

Consuming one red potato provides the body with 66 micrograms of folate. Folate is a nutrient that aids in the production of the body's cells. Consuming one sweet potato provides the body with eight times the daily requirement of vitamin A, which fights cancer and acts as a boost to the immune system.

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