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My 3 Favorite Healthy Foods

What are your favourite health foods? Do you have any foods that you really like, and have continued to eat, eventhough people have told you that it’s bad? I do.

Eggs have received some negative reports over the years, but I am happy to say that I NEVER stopped believing in them or eating them! The reason is simple. Eggs are just so darn tasty! Since I was a kid, my mother made me eat two eggs for breakfast before school and till today, I still observe this practice whenever I can, especially before hitting the gym. Well, happy me – eggs are now GOOD. I can eat it happily.. along with these other favourite health foods of mine.

If you’re interested in this topic and want more information, a good book to read would be The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth About What You Should Eat and Why.

Here are my 3 favourite Healthy Foods that I must eat weekly or I will feel like a loser:

1. Eggs

New research has highlighted the health benefits of eggs and says they make you feel fuller for longer and can prevent snacking. Eggs contain a variety of substances that appear to promote good health. Choline, a nutrient that is critical to brain function, is one example. Eggs, it seems, are one of the richest food sources of choline. Scientists at the University of North Carolina find adding choline to the diets of pregnant animals improves memory performance in their offspring. It may seem like a leap to apply this finding to people, but researchers are already encouraging pregnant women to eat eggs and other choline-rich foods (such as beef liver) during pregnancy.

Eggs are also being studied because they contain lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that may keep eyes healthy and ward off the leading cause of blindness, macular degeneration. A recent report in the Journal of Nutrition suggests that we look at the egg as a whole package: Eggs are inexpensive, contain the highest-quality protein on the planet, and are loaded with small amounts of vital nutrients, including folate, riboflavin, selenium, B12, and choline. At 75 calories apiece (and 186 mg of cholesterol) , eggs are also a nutrient-dense food that makes a smart and low-calorie contribution to any menu.

I loved my eggs, poached, hardboiled, scrambled, over-easy, as a snack, a frittata with asparagus and garlic for dinner, an omelet for breakfast man, I don’t give two hoots. I love eggs period! And if anyone removed my yolks.. I would probably take an egg to them:)

2. Avocado

There is a huge misconception that one shouldn’t eat avocados because they’re high in fat. The latest facts actually show that avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat, the heart-healthy kind. Yet scientists are now more interested in the active compounds in avocados that might help prevent cancer. One recent study found that those compounds can inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells in the laboratory. While conducting the study, these researchers found avocados are loaded with a variety of antioxidants, including familiar disease-fighting compounds such as lutein, beta-carotene, and vitamin E. I like drenching honey on half an avocado and taking a huge spoon to it! Great before a workout – a real energy booster and tasty as hell!


3. Sushi

The Japanese swear by it and Scientists swear it is the reason why the Japanese are among the most healthy people in the world! Recently, scientists in Japan found that sushi dishes – flavoured parcels of rice with raw fish and vegetables – could even protect smokers against lung cancer. Here is the breakdown of the benefits of sushi. In the raw fish, you get omega-3 fatty acids which are linked to heart protection and improved circulation. In the rice you get a good source of energy. In the Wasabi (Japanese green mustard), you get compounds called isothiocyanates that can help prevent tooth decay. Wasabi has also been found to aid cancer prevention and prevent blood clots, if eaten regularly. In the seaweed, you get tons of minerals and iodine – vital for a healthy thyroid, along with other minerals such as copper, calcium iron and magnesium, vital for celular function. Ginger, the condiment that goes with your sushi, aids digestion, protects against respiratory illnesses and colds, as well as to eases flatulence and gripe. Chewing on ginger can relieve toothache. Ginger also relieves the symptoms of Raynaud’s disease, which causes painful numbing of the fingers and toes.

I like my Sushi on the go. Just tapau (take away) and have it where ever you are especially if you have a busy day ahead. It gives me an immediate energy boost and I don’t feel sluggish after lunch. Loads of power to get things done for the day!


These are my 3 all time favourite healthy foods. What are yours, and what foods can you not do without? 

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4 Responses to My 3 Favorite Healthy Foods

  1. Happyeverafter April 19, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    Substitute the avocado with tofu and we have the perfect trio of my own favs!

    • ciki April 20, 2012 at 1:20 am #

      Haha.. i do love tofu as well! Do you like it stir fried or cold like the Japanese sort? In Malaysia you can get all kinds at the wet market. Tofu is commonly eaten in most Chinese households!

  2. Christian June 18, 2012 at 8:09 am #

    I don’t doubt the Japanese are healthy from their diets but from eating sushi? Maybe the quality over there is better and they eat more fish generally. Over here a single meal of sushi can take you over your recommended salt allowance for one day. Wasabi, soy and sake all contain very high levels of salt and together with white rice, it’s not that healthy.

    • ciki June 18, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

      thanks for your comment christian. I find the sushi in KL low in sodium. I hardly use the dipping sauces so yeah, definitely healthier than your average stir fry.

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