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Martha Stewart's 10 Best Foods For A Healthier You

By Nicole Caldwell

We’re inundated on the daily with superfoods, fad diets, smoothies and tinctures guaranteed to detox, slim, and boost our immunity. But if we ignore all the outside noise, what are some foods we can hone in on that will promote our overall wellness? Leave it to Martha Stewart, the “Queen of Living Well” herself, to offer up 10 foods that support a healthier lifestyle. Here’s what she suggests.

And remember: Health isn't a one-size fits all! It's always right to talk to a trusted medical professional about your health needs and what dietary choices are right for you. The pursuit of wellness is generally a noble one, but our individual needs and preferences will vary, so it's reasonable to take some time and discover what works best for you and your family.

1. Greens

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It’s basically indisputable fact at this point that incorporating dark, leafy greens into your diet is a solid idea. Greens—including spinach, kale, lettuces, bok choy, and Swiss chard—are loaded with nutrients that are great for your bones, memory, eyes, blood, and skin. They can also help prevent cancer and fight disease.

2. Whole grains

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You basically can’t go wrong with whole grains like brown rice, whole wheat, whole oats, whole rye, freekeh, whole grain barley, buckwheat, bulgur, quinoa, whole-wheat couscous and even corn (when it’s whole!). They’re dense with antioxidants, fiber, minerals and vitamins, reduce the effects of age, and battle cancer and disease. Whole grains also digest slowly, making you less prone to high-sugar spikes and diabetes.

3. Berries

* Pineapple smoothie boat lovin' 👅✨

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All berries are great for you, so don’t give in to the hype for only their most expensive varieties, like acai or goji. Any you select will generally be high in anthocyanins, antioxidants, manganese, and vitamins C and K, and offer anti-aging, anti-aging and weight-loss properties.   

Anthocyanins in particular are great to preventing cancer growth while enhancing your brain function, increasing muscle tone, and even improving your balance. Strawberries are among the cheapest of berries, and you can easily find them when they’re in season locally.