14 Foods That Can Change Your Life
After analyzing the best disease-preventing and anti-aging diets in the
world, scientists found 14 foods to be consistently high in micro-nutrients
(vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients) instead of macro-nutrients (fats, carbohydrates,
protein), and they have specific health benefits.
Beans - lower cholesterol, combat heart
disease and stabilize blood sugar.
Blueberries - lower the risk of heart disease
and cancer and help maintain healthy skin.
Broccoli - boosts the immune system, lowers
the incidence of cataracts and builds bones.
Oats - The cholesterol-fighting soluble
fiber in oatmeal lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of coronary heart
disease and Type II diabetes.
Oranges - support heart health and prevent
cancer, stroke and diabetes.
Pumpkin - helps lower the risk of various
cancer and supplies nutrients necessary for healthy, young looking skin.
Wild Salmon - lowers the risk of heart disease
Soy - helps prevent cardiovascular disease,
cancer and osteoporosis,
Helps relieve menopause symptoms.
Spinach - decreases the chance of cardiovascular
disease, a host of cancers and cataracts.
Tea - boosts the immune system, helps prevent
cancer and osteoporosis.
Tomatoes - lower the likelihood of cancer,
raise the skin's sun protection factor and play a role in preventing cataracts.
The lycopene, a chemical in tomatoes that's believed to keep our eyes
from deteriorating and also may reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
Turkey - is a healthy source of protein,
low in fat and provides multiple nutrients.
Walnuts - the mega nut, contain important
vitamins and minerals, fiber, protein and antioxidants as well as Omega-3,
a type of healthy fat. They reduce the risk of developing heart disease,
diabetes and cancer.
Yogurt - promotes strong bones and a healthy
heart, and it is a great source of calcium.
Some information is from http://www.nourishu.ca/