Fittest Foods for 2014
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  • 1. Fittest Foods for 2014 Resolved to being healthier this year? Having a diet full of these 15 foods will help you along your way.
  • 2. Turkey Breast (3 oz serving) • Benefits • High in B vitamins, zinc, selenium, amino acids, virtually no saturated fats • Stats Per Serving • 72 calories, 21 grams protein • Eat 3 servings per week
  • 3. Olive Oil (1 tablespoon) • Benefits • Heart healthy monounsaturated fat, anti inflammatory properties • Stats Per Serving • 119 calories, 10 grams monounsaturated fat (the good fat) • Eat 2 tablespoons daily, ideally replacing butter or lard
  • 4. Black Beans (1 cup serving) • Benefits • High in fiber, complex carb that delivers hours of energy, no saturated fats, good source of iron • Stats Per Serving • 227 calories, 15 grams of fiber • Eat 2 cups per week
  • 5. Green Tea (1 cup serving) • Benefits • Proven to aid in weight loss, cancer prevention, acid reflux reduction, and a whole host of other things • Stats Per Serving • 2 calories, a million health benefits • Drink 1-3 cups per day
  • 6. Eggs (1 large egg) • Benefits • Muscle building amino acids, high dose of choline vitamin • Stats Per Serving • 74 calories, 4 grams of amino acid, 6 grams protein • Eat 3-7 eggs per week
  • 7. Milk (1 cup serving) • Benefits • Besides strengthening bones, dairy releases fat burning hormones • Stats Per Serving • 118 calories, 8 grams, 30% daily calcium • Consume 2-3 servings of dairy daily
  • 8. Soy (1 cup serving) • Benefits • Protein of meat, fiber of whole grain, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals of fruits and vegetables • Stats Per Serving • 300 calories, 17 grams figer, 3300 mg Potassium • Eat 2 servings per week
  • 9. Beef (3oz serving of 80% lean cut) • Benefits • Muscle building amino acids, iron, zinc, B6, B12, selenium, phosphorus, niacin, riboflavin • Stats Per Serving • 163 calories, 22 grams protein • Eat 3-4 servings per week
  • 10. Water (1 cup serving) • Benefits • Remove toxins, insulate joints, prevent kidney stones, hydrates the body, aids weight loss, etc, etc, etc. • Stats Per Serving • 0 calories, plethora of minerals • Drink 8 cups per day
  • 11. Yogurt (1 cup serving) • Benefits • Same pros as milk, plus boosts the number of probiotics in intestines (aids in digestion and easing acid reflux) • Stats Per Serving • 154 calories, 12 grams of protein • Consume 3 Servings of dairy daily
  • 12. Spinach (1 cup serving) • Benefits • Fiber, calcium, and beta carotene that boost immune health and vision • Stats Per Serving • 7 calories, 5 grams fiber, 460% of daily vitamin K requirement • Eat 2-3 servings per week
  • 13. Tomatoes (1 cup serving) • Benefits • Besides being a powerful aphrodisiac, tomatoes are one of the best foods to help prevent prostrate cancer • Stats Per Serving • 83 calories, 30% of daily vitamin C • Eat 4 servings per week
  • 14. Oatmeal (1/2 cup serving) • Benefits • Soluble fiber that helps promote weight loss and protect your heart, immunity boosting zinc • Stats Per Serving • 148 calories, 16 grams fiber, 20 grams protein • Eat 3-4 servings per week
  • 15. Blueberries (1/2 cup serving) • Benefits • Packed full of fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that fight disease and boost memory • Stats Per Serving • 41 calories, 5 grams fiber • Eat 3-4 servings per week
  • 16. Salmon (3 oz serving) • Benefits • Dense in omega-3 fatty acids to boost memory and fight weight gain, high in lean protein • Stats Per Serving • 121 calories, 20 grams protein • Eat 3-4 servings per week