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Top 10 Foods

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Here are the Top 10 Foods that you should start eating now for a healthier you:

10. Whole Grains

  • Whole wheat bread, wheat bran cereals, and whole wheat pasta contain high levels of insoluble fiber for gastrointestinal health.
  • Oatmeal is rich in soluble fiber to help lower cholesterol levels.


9. Tomatoes — fresh, canned, juice or sauce

  • Lycopene is an antioxidant found in tomatoes that may decrease the risk of cancers — particularly prostate cancer.


8. Salmon and Tuna — fresh or canned

  • Rich in omega-3 fatty acids that may decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke.


7. Olive Oil

  • Rich in monounsaturated fats to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.


6. Green Leafy Vegetables — fresh or frozen (spinach, kale, collards, chard, green leafy lettuce)

  • Contain flavonoids to help prevent memory loss.
  • Rich in carotenoids which help to ward off macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.


5. Garlic

  • Can help decrease cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and perhaps prevent cancer.
  • Acts as an antibiotic.


4. Dried Beans and Peas — dry, canned or frozen

  • Loaded with soluble fiber to lower cholesterol, and help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
  • Soybeans contain isoflavones that can help alleviate menopausal symptoms, slow or reverse osteoporosis, and reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.


3. Broccoli — fresh or frozen

  • Loaded with vitamin C, an antioxidant that may reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • May decrease the risk of breast cancer.


2. Blueberries — fresh or frozen

  • Extremely rich in antioxidants to help protect body cells from disease and aging.
  • May help prevent urinary tract infections.


1. Citrus Fruits and Juices - fresh or frozen

  • Excellent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps maintain a strong immune system and may reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.
  • Good source of potassium, an important mineral for healthy blood pressure.

 


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