Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The top ten healthiest foods on the planet!

  • Beans 
    • lowers risk of heart disease by 22% 
    • Quick tip: the darker the bean, the more antioxidants it contains (e.g. red vs. white) 
  • Avocados 
    • lowers cholesterol 
    • contains folate and fiber to help reduce the risk of heart disease 
  • Spinach 
    • contains immune boosting antioxidants important for eye health 
  • Salmon
    • contains omega-3 fatty acids which have been linked to prevent depression, heart disease and cancer 
  • Garlic
    • a disease fighter -- look out E. coli!
    • anti-inflamatory 
  • Walnuts 
    • contains the most omega-3 fatty acids of all nuts which can lower cholesterol 
    • improves mood! 
    • fights cancer 
    • can protect skin from sun damage 
  • Potatoes 
    • contains cell building folate  
    • Quick tip: let the potato cool before eating to help burn up to 25% more fat after your meal 
  • Dark chocolate
    • can reduce blood pressure 
    • contains antioxidants  
  • Broccoli 
    • loads of Vitamin K
    • Quick tip:  preserve more vitamins when microwaving (90%) than steaming (only 66%) 
  • Lemon 
    • lots of Vitamin C
    • cancer preventing
    • anti-inflamatory  

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