10 Best and Worst Foods for Your Health – (Dr. Furhman)

fresh-fruits-and-vegetablesHave you ever wondered what the best foods and worst food are? Dr. Furhman shares in a recent newsletter a list of ten best and worst foods for health.

I am sharing this with you because I want you to know this information.

The information below is from Dr. Furhman, a board certified family physician, NY Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods.

Dr. Furhman’s Newsletter

Food has the potential to affect your physical health, emotional well-being and mental acuity.  Choose wisely.

In this time-crunched society, people often want information delivered quickly and in a format that is easy to process. This even pertains to the fundamental building blocks of health and longevity —proper nutrition.

It’s in this spirit that today we (swiftly!) offer you a list of the ten best and worst foods for optimum health.

The best foods are cancer-protective and longevity-favorable and, if consumed regularly, will contribute to maintaining ideal weight, achieving Super Immunity and promoting overall well-being:

Ten Best Foods:

  • Green Leafy Vegetables (e.g. kale, collard greens, mustard greens, spinach, lettuce)
  • Non-leafy Cruciferous Vegetables (e.g. broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage)
  • Berries
  • Beans (for an alternative way to eat your beans, try Dr. Fuhrman’s bean pastas)
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Seeds (e.g. Flax seeds, chia, hemp, sesame, sunflower, pumpkin)
  • Nuts (e.g. walnuts, pistachios, pine nuts, almonds, cashews)
  • Tomatoes
  • Pomegranates

Conversely, the leading causes of death, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, are primarily caused by the foods we eat. The wrong foods can be as addictive as drugs and alcohol and can cause us to lead lives that provide only a fraction of our potential for health, energy level and physiological well-being.

The following foods are the worst of the worst:

Ten Worst Foods:

  • Full-fat Dairy (e.g. cheese, ice cream, butter, whole milk)
  • Trans Fat Containing Foods (e.g. stick margarine, shortening, fast foods, commercial baked goods)
  • Doughnuts
  • Sausage, Hot Dogs, and Luncheon Meats
  • Smoked Meat, Barbecued Meat and Conventionally-raised Red Meat
  • Fried Foods including Potato Chips and French Fries
  • Highly-salted Foods
  • Soda
  • Refined White Sugar
  • Refined White Flour

Eat high on the nutrient density line. To view a ranking of foods based on micronutrient content per calorie, view my ANDI scores here.

For a deeper look at the “Ten Best and Worst Foods,” please refer to the full article.

Please feel free to forward this to all your family and friends!

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Discussion:  Do you see any of the foods that you eat on this list?


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2 Comments 10 Best and Worst Foods for Your Health – (Dr. Furhman)

  1. LIZ

    Hey stranger, how is life going for you? I haven’t been blogging a whole lot — low on energy and motivation. And when lowering my Prednisone dosage, oftentimes it is hard for me to move. This crazy illness!

    I hope life is treating you well. Just wanted to say hi.

    1. Evelyn Parham

      Hi Liz,

      I’m doing well. I’m glad you stopped by. I know I haven’t been seeing your blog update emails. Sometimes, it gets that way (blogging that is).

      I’m taking a little time myself. Sometimes, we need to take a break from it all and just be. ;)

      I hope you get to feeling better soon. Take time to take care of yourself, that is what matters most.

      Have a great weekend!


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