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If you crave chocolate what you really need is magnesium. Healthy foods that have it are raw nuts and seeds, legumes, and fruits.

Turmeric has great benefits including it is anti-bacterial, wound healing, it reduces joint pain, an anti-inflammatory, cancer killer, an anti-depressant, liver detoxifier, and can balance blood sugar.

Raisins contain lots of sugar, which is exactly what you need to keep you going when your energy reserves are low. Just a small handful can make a difference!

There has been some controversy over whether Omega-6 can actually be harmful to the heart, but as long as you’re eating it instead of saturated or trans fats, and your omega-3 intake is sufficient, there should be no problem.

In terms of calories, one medium-size avocado has around 215 total calories. But, don’t let that scare you. Because of the healthy fat, fiber and phytochemical content, this super nutrient-dense food should only help you lose weight.

Anti-inflammatory compounds like phytonutrients are key to reducing the risk of inflammatory and degenerative disorders that can affect every part of the body including joints, the heart, brain, internal organ systems, skin and connective tissue.

Berries are like little balls of healthy sugar, and they contain lots of Vitamin C to keep your body working at top speed. The potassium and Vitamin C in the berries will help your muscles repair themselves as you go for a run.

Saturated fat increases total cholesterol and LDL and may boost your type 2 diabetes risk. Meat, seafood, dairy products, palm and coconut oil, are the main sources.

Red foods, such as tomatoes and watermelon, contain lycopene, a phytochemical that may help protect against prostate and breast cancers.

Many of us cut the science behind fats and replace it with refined carbohydrates, so we miss out on the benefits of healthy fats. Eating lots of carbohydrates can increase triglyceride levels, which can contribute to heart and blood vessel disease.
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