For the Health Nut In You…

On October 12, 2011, in Health, by admin

Ten Super Foods You Should Eat!

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1. Cantaloupe

A quarter of a delicious melon supplies almost as much vitamin A and C as most people need in an entire day.

2. Sweet Potatoes

A nutritional All-Star — one of the best vegetable you can eat. They’re loaded with carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Mix in unsweetened applesauce or crushed pineapple for extra moisture and sweetness.

3. Fat-free (Skim) or Low-fat Milk (1%, not 2%)

Excellent source of calcium, vitamins, and protein with little or no artery-clogging fat and cholesterol. (Soy milk can have just as many nutrients 0 if the company adds them.)

4. salmon or other fatty fish

The omega-3 fats in fish, especially fatty fresh fish like salmon and rainbow trout, can help reduce the risk of sudden-death heart attacks.

5. Oranges

Great-tasting and rich in vitamin C, Folic acid, and fiber.

6. Broccoli

Lots of vitamin C, carotenoids, and folic acid.

7. Whole-Grain Bread

It’s higher in fiber and about a dozen vitamins and minerals than enriched white bread or “wheat” bread.

8. Watermelon

Excellent source of vitamin C and carotenoids – and it tastes great! Perfect for a snack, dessert, or picnics.

9. Beans

Inexpensive, low in fat, and rich in protein, iron, folic acid, and fiber. choose garbanzo, pinto, black, Navy, kidney, or lentils. Eat them as a side dish or snack, in a tortilla with salsa, or in a soup.

10. Spinach or Kale

Loaded with vitamin C, carotenoids, calcium, and fiber. Steam’em and eat’em.

Published in 2003 by Center for Science in  the Public Interest, “Nutrition Action Healthletter”


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