Feb 1, 2011

The 30 Healthiest Foods and More Fitness Photos

This little magazine junkie finally pulled out the February issue of Real Simple. One of the articles was on the 30 healthiest food and how to eat more of them. According to top dietitians and nutritionists, the following foods are what we should focus on incorporating into our diet:

  1. skim milk 
  2. mushrooms 
  3. barley
  4. walnuts
  5. whole grain pasta
  6. peanut and almond butters
  7. oatmeal
  8. quinoa
  9. lentils
  10. bulgur
  11. almonds
  12. eggs
  13. nonfat Greek yogurt
  14. chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  15. wild salmon
  16. sardines
  17. kale
  18. kiwi
  19. blueberries
  20. broccoli
  21. avocados
  22. black beans
  23. sweet potatoes
  24. extra-virgin olive oil
  25. edamame
  26. chard
  27. kidney beans
  28. oranges
  29. spinach
  30. pumpkin

From this list, my essentials are skim milk, walnuts, lentils, almonds, eggs, Greek yogurt, chicken breasts, blueberries, avocado, black beans, edamame, and extra-virgin olive oil and spinach. I really am not a fan of mushrooms, sardines, kale, or chard. ICK! I was very surprised not to see apples, pomegranate, flax seeds, and artichokes.

What foods on this list are staples in your diet? What do you think is missing?

I’d also like to announce that Ashley, my favorite lady to work out and babe hunt with, has started a blog! Her blog focuses on beauty, inside and out. She will be giving tips and advice on all things beautiful: healthy eating, confidence, products and procedures, and more! She is even sassier than me, so you should definitely check out her blog here!

Andddddd because my shame filter is always set on low, here is your weekly dose of embarrassing gym photos!


Ashley attributes her flexibility to yoga:ashley splitI am grateful for years of gymnastics:xtina splitAnd this gem Ashley titled “Sophisticated Infancy.”sophisticatedinfancy

I hope there were no babes behind me.