Top 10 nutritious foods

We are blessed with so much variety of foods that we are truly spoiled. But what if that variety suddenly disappeared? What if we were left with just ten foods?

Imagine you were stranded on a desert island and had only 10 foods at your disposal.  For your health you had better hope there was more than cheesecake, chocolate truffles and jelly beans.  Most lists of the world’s top ten most nutritious foods don’t seem to take variety of nutrients across all ten foods into account – the balance between the top ten.  Many of those lists have only fruits and vegetables on them, and occasionally salmon.

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The truth is, it is incredibly hard to choose just ten foods, but these are my picks.

For the record, I am no dietician, but I believe these make a good combination of pretty much all the nutrients we need.  I would love to hear some discussion of this, so please provide some feedback in the comment space below.

  • Broccoli
  • Eggs
  • Salmon
  • Almonds
  • Blueberries
  • Milk (1%)
  • Multigrain bread (kind of cheating, I know)
  • Cantaloupes
  • Garlic
  • Beans (not sure which type, maybe lentils)
  • *

Of course, the reality of being trapped on a desert island would be that you would have mostly fish and leaves to eat, but this is just for fun.

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Now tell me…what ten foods would you choose if you were stranded on your own (And “the buffet” doesn’t count!)
* If I get to choose an 11th food, maybe I would slip in a slice of cheesecake here. After all, you need something to eat with the blueberries.

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  1. Peanut butter could be a good one for protein purposes.

  2. Eating healthy foods and prevent so many things! Great List!

  3. It sounds like a pretty good list although I think I would replace the salmon with something else. I don’t eat meat that I would be able to take something almost as good as it.

  4. Also considering adding Quinoa to the list. Supposedly a high-protein and complete protein grain. Tastes pretty bland without seasoning, though. But what would it replace? The bread? This brings us to the fallacy in these top ten lists, that variety is almost as important as the specific nutrient each one offers.

  5. Thats a good list! Think you can add some sort of greens or dates or carrot for iron and vitamins. What is 1% in the milk? Is it fat?

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