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Healthy Food Tips
— 11 Best Foods You Aren't Eating
The 11 Best Foods
You Aren't Eating...
beets as red spinach because they are a rich source of folate as
natural red pigments that
may be cancer-fighters.
How to eat: Fresh, raw and grated to make a salad. Heating
decreases the antioxidant power.
nutrients like sulforaphane, a chemical said to boost cancer-fighting
How to eat: Asian-style slaw or as a crunchy topping on
burgers and sandwiches.
3. Swiss Chard:
green vegetable packed with carotenoids that protect aging eyes.
How to eat: Chop and saute in olive oil.
May help control
blood sugar and cholesterol.
How to eat: Sprinkle on coffee or oatmeal.
5. Pomegranate Juice:
to lower blood pressure and loaded with antioxidants.
How to eat: Just drink it.
6. Dried Plums:
Okay, so they are really prunes, but they are packed with antioxidants.
How to eat: Wrapped in prosciutto and
7. Pumpkin Seeds:
nutritious part of the pumpkin and packed with magnesium; high levels
of the mineral are
associated with lower risk for early death.
How to eat: Roasted as a snack, or sprinkled on salad.
Dr. Bowden calls them "health food in a can." They are high in omega
3's, contain virtually no mercury and are loaded with calcium. They also contain
iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese as well as
a full complement of B vitamins.
How to eat: Choose sardines in
olive or sardine oil. Eat plain, mixed with salad, on toast,
or mashed with dijon mustard and onions as a spread.
of spices," it may have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer
How to eat: Mix with scrambled eggs or in any vegetable
10. Frozen Blueberries:
though freezing can degrade some of the nutrients in fruits and
blueberries are available year-round and don't spoil; associated
with better memory in animal studies.
How to eat: Blended with yogurt or chocolate soy milk and sprinkled
with crushed almonds.
11. Canned Pumpkin:
low-calorie vegetable that is high in fibre and immune-stimulating
A; fills you up up
on very few calories.
How to eat: Mix with a little butter, cinnamon and nutmeg.
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