What are the healthiest ingredients on our planet? What foods hold the most nutritional value possible? These are both great questions, and though there are no clear cut lists, the foods you’ll find below are consistently in the top ranges for nutritional value. Let’s get cookin’!

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Eaten regularly, the following foods will help prevent cancer, ward off heart disease, boost your immunity and slow aging.

1. Acai

2. Almonds

3. Avocados

4. Blueberries

5. Bok choy 

6. Broccoli

7. Cantaloupe

8. Cocoa

9. Cranberries

10. Flaxseed

11. Garlic

12. Ginger

13. Honey

14. Kale

15. Lentils

16. Oats

17. Olive oil

18. Onions

19. Oranges

20. Pomegranate

21. Pumpkins (and acorn or butternut squash)

22. Soy (tofu, tempeh, soy beans)

23. Spices: cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, paprika, cayenne pepper and rosemary.

24. Spinach

25. Sweet potatoes

26. Tea (green or black)

27. Tomatoes

28. Walnuts

29. Wheat germ

30. Quinoa

Want more? Honorable mentions were: artichokes, asparagus, beets, bell peppers, chicory, cherries & watercress!

Maybe you can find a way to add a few of these to your weekly shopping list? Happy healthy living!

{© 2011 Blog Boutique | Bonnie of Going Home to Roost | Resources: Belly Bytes, 30 Power Foods, Dr. Oz | Photo © Blueberries by Honeytree}