List of Healthy Food Choices

Taking care of yourself is not only about pills—the vitamins, supplements and medications that you take.

It’s also about eating right, making healthier choices for your body.

To get started, we made a list of healthy food choices—stuff that has been getting a lot of attention for its health benefits. Like the antioxidants in pomegranates, or the lycopene in tomatoes. And stuff that is easy to find in the supermarket, like apples and oranges, that are also noted for their nutritional value. It’s about fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds, and beverages. The list is adapted from the book The Fat Resistance Diet by Leo Galland M.D.

Don’t like to cook? No problem—lots of the healthy food choices on the list require no cooking, like the salad vegetables and the fruit. Not to mention the beverages and the nuts for snacks.

Make organic stuff your first choice. If there is a food to which you are allergic, skip it.


  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Grapefruit
  • Oranges
  • Pomegranates


  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Bell Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Pumpkin or Kabocha (Japanese squash)
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Scallions
  • Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes

Nuts and Seeds (Fresh, Unsalted and Not Roasted)

  • Almonds
  • Flaxseeds
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Walnuts


  • Water
  • Green Tea
  • Black Tea
  • Blueberry Juice
  • Cherry Juice
  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Vegetable Juice