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5 foods you should be eating for your best body—inside and out

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., July 27, 2009 - 11:00am

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Brierley asks: What are your go-to health foods when you’re trying to eat healthier?


Green Tea, whole foods, yogurt and FRUITS! LOADS OF THEM! as many as i can get


05/14/2010 - 3:13am

Whole Foods. (I don't shop there, but I should)


05/09/2010 - 12:51am

chicken, fish, green tea, cauliflower/broccoli/carrots...and beer


04/29/2010 - 3:08am

Oh boy! Tomatoes, watermelons and strawberries --- my favorite foods! I love it that they are so good for me!


04/19/2010 - 7:08pm

In eleven months, I was able to lose 88 lbs. using the following foods combined with a great deal of walking. Foods with asterisks can be eaten raw with no cooking involved; they are the earth's natural fast foods; no junk here whatsoever. If you have high LDL and/or Triglyceride levels, there is no need for medication. This method will put all your cholesterol numbers within a normal, very healthy range. If an all vegan or vegetarian diet is difficult, allow baked, broiled or grilled salmon or poultry, egg whites, low-fat/low-sodium cheeses, non-fat yogurts, for protein.

Having a special reason that inspires you to shed weight graces the process. I find weight loss extremely difficult if not impossible without inspiration from God-given grace. Pray for that graced reason, and that will be your support and coach throughout the process: can’t do it alone.

Fresh pure Water (with fresh lemon if preferred)
Adirondack Water (with fresh lemon if preferred)
Green and/or White Teas

*Large Avocado (only grown in Florida with 1/3 less fat than smaller grown); use sparingly
*Honey Dew

**Picking Cucumbers
*Green beans
**Romaine Lettuce
Brussel Sprouts

*Tofu (“lite; 40 calories/serving)
*Non-fat organic plain yogurt (homemade or store-bought)
Brown Rice (sparingly)
Whole grains (sparingly)
Beans (sparingly)
* Fresh Sprouts (home grown)
* Fresh Herbs (especially flat Italian parsley; basil)


04/18/2010 - 7:12pm

I think there are some great fruits and veggies that need to be added to the list; spinach, for sure and broccoli, sweet potatoes, cantelope, grapes, onions and garlic. The basics I add to many dishes are celery and carrots. Also, I can't leave out (my love) portabella mushrooms. Not to forget the important spices that make vegatables sing. I guess it can't be limited to 5 or 10. We really need the variety and I feel sorry for anyone who is limiting thereselves to burgers and fries, pizza and soda. It's scary actually.


04/14/2010 - 8:25am

Beans Beans and more Beans


04/02/2010 - 12:20pm

Lots of veggies, such as yellow Squash, Zuchinni,Brocoli,green Onions, Asparagus. Garlic, Ginger, yellow onions. Fruits Blueberries, Strawberries, Gojji Berries Acia Berry Powder,maca powder.Protien Salmon, Eggs,Greek Style Yogurt,Ground Turkey.Fiber Flax Meal, brown rice , Dream field Pasta. Oils coconut oil, olive oil. Also Vitamin supplements such as omega 3 and omega 6 and the B 100,s and a multi-vitamin and mineral with whole food concencrates.


03/30/2010 - 9:53pm

We don't always get those 5 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables in everyday. So we supplement with Nutrilite Fruits and Vegetables..It has made a huge difference those nutrients in the body.

Thank you this is an awesome site,
Sandy Brooks


03/26/2010 - 5:21pm

I have been known to eat a huge bowl of green beans to help curb the afternoon grumbellies. I always have fiber rich granola bars for on the go snacks and I spend nearly $30.00 a week at the grocery store on almonds for the crunchy/salty snack in the evening. My children love them too.


03/25/2010 - 11:54pm

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