Many of these may already be part of your daily meals, while some may make only occasional appearances. However, they’re all nutrition powerhouses that you’ll want to consider building into your eating patterns:
full of fiber, protein, vitamins, polyphenols (antioxidants). They lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar, reduce obesity, lessen cancer risks, and relieve constipation, diverticular disease, hypertension and type II diabetes.
contain multiple nutrients, polyphenols, carotenoids, potassium, manganese, iron, and an amazing list of vitamins (especially C and E). They lower heart disease and cancer risk, maintain healthy skin and reduce signs of aging. They help prevent diabetes, senility and degenerative eye disorders (macular degeneration and cataracts).
bursting with cancer-fighting sulfur compounds, iron, folate, calcium, fiber, and indoles that prevent breast cancer. Besides protecting the body from cancers, they also reduce heart disease risk, prevent birth defects, strengthen bones, and increase energy.
high in fiber, protein, complex carbs, thiamine, iron, and selenium. They reduce cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar, reduce blood pressure, and also reduce cancer risk.
loaded with vitamin C, fiber, folate, limonene (which stops cancer before it begins), pectin (which lowers blood sugar and cholesterol). Besides all this, they also prevent heart disease, stroke, and a whole list chronic ailments.
full of fiber and disease-fighting nutrients (potassium, pantothenic acid, magnesium, vitamins C and E, carotenoids) that prevent sun damage and cancer, and also promote eye health. It decreases the risk of lung, colon, bladder, cervical, breast and skin cancers. It modulates the immune response, enhances cell-to-cell communication, stimulates production of naturally occurring detoxification enzymes.
packed with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B and D. Wild salmon reduces the risk of stroke, heart attack, chronic obstructive lung disease, osteoporosis, autoimmune disorders (lupus and rheumatoid arthritis), ADHD, and depression. And as a side-job, it protects the skin from UV rays.
We’ll tell you about 7 more SUPERFOODS next week. We’ll follow up with great recipes featuring all these foods. Doesn’t it inspire hope to know that we can do so much to enhance our own health?