10 Foods You Should be Eating More Often

It’s nice to have an idea of some of the foods you should be eating, and some that you shouldn’t. Some people however, like to know EXACTLY what they should be eating. This here is a list of 10 foods. Some folks might call them super foods  I like to call them life sustaining matters of deliciousness. These are the foods that are going to give you sustained energy and everlasting health. Healthy that will give you a hot bod, clear skin, a happy gut, good mood, and happiness. Eat these foods today, tomorrow and the next day and feel better for eternity.

  1. Sauerkraut/Kim-chi

    Fermented foods have an amazing effect on your gut health. Because  of our culture of eating high fiber, high carbohydrate, high sugar foods, most of our guts are in shambles. This is a huge problem because your gut’s health is most likely the number one precursor of your immune system. A healthy gut is a healthy person, and a to have a healthy gut, one must consume fermented foods. I like to keep a container of sauerkraut in my room to snack on once a day.
  2. Berries

    They are one of the few ways to get a really large does of anti-oxidants. For the most part, we are not getting enough anti-oxidants in the standard American diet (SAD). Anti-oxidants reduce our bodies free radicals, you know those cancerous things, by limiting oxidative stress. Eat berries, and literally get rid of stress.
  3. Cocoa Beans or Nibs

    Likely one of the highest sources of antioxidants and tryptophan in the world, cocoa nibs seem to have an almost magical effect on the human body. Cocoa has been attributed to longevity up to 100 years. There is little doubt that cocoa is an incredibly helpful food to be eating, but why cocoa beans? Well, when cocoa is cooked down like it is in chocolate, it loses almost all of its vitamins from the heat exposure, so make sure to get these babies nice and raw.
  4. Dark, Leafy Greens

    Dark leafy greens are one of the most important parts of a healthy diet. The bulk of your nutritional intake will and should come from dark leafy greens. Dark leafy greens provide helpful longevity properties, will help you see better, and will help you avoid skin cancer.
  5. Green Tea

    Another extremely high source of anti oxidants. Green tea is also almost calorie-less, so you can drink all you want and keep reaping the benefits of those antioxidants. Try and get the decaffeinated kind of caffeine gives you issues (a little self experimentation of 1 week on, one week off of caffeine should help this).
  6. Chia Seeds

    Chia is a wonderful way to get a ton of anti-oxidants and iron. they also put some great texture in smoothies, so try it out. You can also put the whole seed into water and they will plump up to provide a nice little enhanced H2O for yah
  7. Coconut

    Coconut products, particularly oil and milk will provide you with delicious saturated fats. Along with this, coconut is an antimicrobial, which means it will keep you from getting sick. It also contains lauric acid which will keep you nice and healthy.
  8. Offal

    Also known as “the good bits,” “the dirty bits,” “the nasty bits,” etc, etc. Thats right, I am talking liver, heart, brains, etc. This stuff is probably the most nutrient dense food we know of. According to Matt Lalonde’s recent research, presented at the Ancestral Health Symposium at Harvard this past summer, the food at the top of the nutrient density list is offal (specifically liver). At the bottom of that list: apples (I don’t think he looked at processed foods).
  9. Eggs

    Eggs are delicious. Eggs are also readily available to most of us on our college campi. For this reason, I put eggs on the list. They are full of protein, fat (you must eat the yolks!!) and good micronutrients. Most every one of us also has access to some eggs. Look for the whole eggs though, as scrambled eggs in a college dining hall are usually from a mix.
  10. Fish

    Fish is one of those super foods that we just don’t eat enough, and don’t get good enough quality of. Filled with omega-3 fatty acids, as well as good calcium and other vitamins and minerals in the bones, eyes, and skin, fish is incredibly beneficial for you. Keep some canned salmon, frozen salmon, canned tuna, etc in your room for a quick snack or meal.

    That’s all I got so far… Anyone else have any foods that are absolutely necessary to their health? Leave a Comment!

About The Author


Max is a passionate pursuer of integrative health. He has been drafted by a professional baseball team, worked in publishing scientific laboratories and spoken to groups of students on health and well-being. He is currently a biology major and philosophy minor at Denison University. Max spends his time reading, weightlifting, traveling and learning. Email Max at mungar810@gmail.com.

3 Responses

  1. Gary Conway
    Gary Conway December 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm | | Reply

    Cool list. I need to try out some cocoa nibs.

  2. Jessica
    Jessica December 15, 2012 at 7:17 pm | | Reply

    Avocado! I recently tried it for the first time and will never go back. it’s good for my wintertime dry skin as well as for these reasons http://www.naturalnews.com/034370_avocado_nutrition_facts_health.html

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