Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Top 10 "health foods"
This puppy comes from Texas A&M Health Science Center:
They call the following foods game-changers, whatever that actually means.
ALMONDS. Eat a handful every day and the antioxidants can reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. I got some in little 100-calorie packs. They do sort of mush up in your teeth.
APPLES. Maybe the doctor won't stay away, but these do contain fiber and can have measurable effectiveness against stroke and aging.
AVOCADOS. The fat in these is a great substitute for other fats.
BEANS. Beans are common around the world as a diet staple. They contain vitamins, minerals, protein, and are well worth downing half a cup a day. Think burritos.
BLUEBERRIES. The blue color contains anthrocyanins that reduce chroic inflammation. (Can also help with erectile dysfunction.)
BROCCOLI. This is a powerhouse--fiber, Vitamin C, folic acid, potassium. Can fight against cancer.
CRANBERRIES. The little red swamp things not only discourage urinary tract infections, they prevent bacteria from sticking to your teeth, They can also reduce the risk of bowel disease and cardiovascular problems.
LEAFY GREENS. Spinach, kale, cabbage. They are loaded with vitamins, and other substances that can help prevent cancer.
OILY FISH. I wish they had said salmon, mackerel, sardines--oily fish sounds disgusting. These are full of Omega 3 fatty acids that can reduce the risk of hert disease, lower blood pressure and fight inflammation. Try 3.5 ounces twice a week.
SWEET POTATOES. Anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory. You can even eat the tops as leafy greens.
Feel healthier just reading this?