Scott Keppel's Top 10 Healing Foods

Don't forget that foods can help you fight colds, the flu, and even cancer! Try these 10 healing foods recommended by fitness expert Scott Keppel to keep your mind and body strong!

Scott Keppel's Top 10 Healing Foods
Lemons: Scott Keppel's Top 10 Healing Foods

Blueberries

Blueberries are a delicious, versatile snack that can be mixed into a protein shake, put on top of oatmeal, cereal, granola and/or yogurt. The options are endless. Blueberries are known for containing a number of antioxidants. These antioxidants help fight free radicals and give your immune system a boost.

Lemons

A great addition to warm water to start and end your day or just to your water.  We often use lemon juice on fish or as a dressing for salad.  There have been a number of studies worldwide that suggest lemons can help prevent cancer.

Avocados: Scott Keppel's Top 10 Healing Foods
Tomatoes: Scott Keppel's Top 10 Healing Foods

Avocado

These fruits are a healthy fruit packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are a great addition to a salad, sandwich or just to snack on.

Tomatoes

They are great as a stand alone snack or to add to salads, sandwiches or on top of eggs. Packed with carotenoids and lycopene; lycopene, which gives tomatoes their color, is suggested to help prevent a number of cancers as well.  

Kale: Scott Keppel's Top 10 Healing Foods
Salmon: Scott Keppel's Top 10 Healing Foods

Kale

We enjoying adding Kale to our protein smoothies and mixing it in with spinach or Romaine lettuce when having a salad.  This cruciferous veggie contain glucosinolates, a sulfur-chemical compound most frequently examined for their anticancer effects.

Salmon

Typically we will have salmon at least once a week in order to get our fix of healthy fats; salmon is also packed with omega 3 fats. Omega 3 fats help with one’s immune systems. The stronger the immune system, the less likely you are to get sick.

Shrimp: Scott Keppel's Top 10 Healing Foods
Almonds: Scott Keppel's Top 10 Healing Foods

Shrimp

An  affordable low-fat protein source, that is extremely versatile and packed with Omega-3’s.

Almonds

These nuts are one of our favorites; not only are they a healthy fat, they have a high concentration of phytochemicals.  Phytochemicals have been shown to help fight off cancer and the health benefits of the fat in almonds make these a great snack idea.

Cashews: Scott Keppel's Top 10 Healing Foods
Whole Grains: Scott Keppel's Top 10 Healing Foods

Cashews

Another favorite nut at our house, these nuts contain flavanols and other cancer fighting proponents.  They are a fat, so be mindful when eating.

Whole Grains

Virtually all whole grains are always welcome at our house. But only whole grains, try to stay away from processed ones.  Whole grains have a fiber and have been shown to help prevent cancer.  I like gluten-free oatmeal, Kind granola and from time-to-time bread.