The 50 healthiest (and trendiest) foods of today – how many have you tried? 43



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It seems like to goal posts for healthy eating are constantly moving, making it hard to keep up. Then there are all the food trends, which those hipster kids get really excited about and which can make cafe menus unintelligible.

At the beginning of this year, Time magazine released the 50 healthiest foods of all time, which largely included sensible things like colourful fruits and berries, dark leafy greens, oily fish, onions  and garlic, whole grains (including quinoa) and nuts.

This week, Time issued a new list that shows how quickly food preferences and trends can change. So if you want to keep up with the cool kids, make sense of that menu and pack every last nutrient into your diet, these are the foods you should be eating:

  1. Harissa
  2. Goat’s cheese
  3. Popcorn
  4. Coconut
  5. Grass-fed beef
  6. Ghee
  7. Canned salmon
  8. Spirulina
  9. Lemon
  10. Tofu
  11. Dandelion greens
  12. Purple potatoes
  13. Nutritional yeast
  14. Oysters
  15. Mango
  16. Strawberries
  17. Blackberries
  18. Artichokes
  19. Sauerkraut
  20. Spaghetti squash
  21. Apples
  22. Wild cod
  23. Rhubarb
  24. Silverbeet
  25. Purple cauliflower
  26. Endive
  27. Sugar snap peas
  28. Corn
  29. Pumpkin
  30. Kimchi
  31. Olives
  32. Asparagus
  33. Figs
  34. Kohlrabi
  35. Pork tenderloin
  36. Coffee
  37. Kombucha
  38. Buckwheat
  39. Ginger
  40. Tahini
  41. Basil
  42. Pistachios
  43. Spelt
  44. Sunflower seeds
  45. Parsley
  46. Chilli flakes
  47. Mint
  48. Carrots
  49. Raw peanut butter
  50. Amaranth

See Time’s 50 (New) Healthiest Foods of All Time here with nutritionist tips and recipes.

How many of these top 50 healthy foods do you eat? Are there any on there that you love – or hate? What does ‘healthy eating’ mean to you? 

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  1. Why canned salmon? Surely fresh is better.

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    • Canned salmon includes the bones, which become soft and are eaten as well. That adds to the calcium

    • If you buy a good quality tinned salmon from the Northern hemisphere,it will be wild caught. Our fresh salmon is tasty but all farmed, and if you read about that you might be surprised to learn its not that healthy

    • I come from Tasmania where one of our best products is fresh salmon. Wouldn’t dream of eating ir canned. In fact we are having fresh salmon tonight

  2. Out of 50, I love & eat very often 29 in the list, esp Tofu, asparagus & veges. Why is AVOCADO not in the list.. It is a “” good fat””👍

  3. As you say “for now!” The “experts” will have added or deleted something by tomorrow.
    The kombucha tea interests me. A colleague was very much “into” kombucha some years ago and was advised to go off it after he had a very bad attack of pancreatitis.

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  4. Funny that is says ‘for now’. Why is food ‘trending’. We all know that we should eat a well balanced, varied diet. Next week we’ll be told that half these foods ‘could’ cause cancer, have the wrong fats or sugars or give you some other sort of ailment. So sick of hearing about what and how we should be eating this week.

  5. Kombucha is the only one I have not consumed. Last year when I was in Kiritimati some Koreans were at the same hotel and they had home made Kimchi with them and it was the best I have tasted.

    I grew up eating all sorts of fruits and vegies so have always had an open mind. My favourite when in Japan is sour plums for breakfast. B|

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