9. Nuts

Nuts, particularly walnuts, almonds and Brazil nuts, tend to be amazingly healthy since they pack up a powerful dose of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are highly essential for the health of the heart. If you’re experiencing severe symptoms of cancer-induced anorexia and abnormal weight loss, a daily serving of nuts will help you build-up your weight by brimming your body with sustainable calories and essential nutrients.

These crunchy delights are packed with healthy fats, vitamin and a wide assortment of essential minerals, such as zinc, folate, phosphorus, selenium, calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron, along with heaps of fiber and protein. Walnuts are your best pick for a powerful dose of omega-3 fatty acids, which are more readily and easily absorbed by the body, while Brazil nuts fill you up with 100% of your entire daily dosage of selenium.

However, this remarkable nutrient density might not always work in your favour, because if nuts aren’t consumed with moderation, it leads to weight gain and obesity.

10. Leafy Greens

Leafy green veggies are brimming with folate, fiber, flavonoids, and essential carotenoids, such as zeaxanthin and lutein. These powerful nutrient compounds have wondrously effective antioxidant profiles that strengthen your body, and shield your body cells from all kinds of damage.

Leafy greens like Swiss chard, romaine lettuce, spinach, mustard, kale, chicory, leaf lettuce, collard greens and mustard contain powerful doses of zeaxanthin and lutein, which shield your eyes against the risk of blindness by actively fighting against the symptoms of macular degeneration.

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