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Fw: Consume Superfoods For Super Health

 
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Date: 12-10-2010 06:42:17 AM
Subject: Consume Superfoods For Super Health
 

The foods listed below are the powerhouses of
good health. Stock up on these healthy foods
that studies have shown can help you prevent
cancer, improve your heart health, live longer
and even burn fat and get slim.

*** Broccoli ***

The "King" of health vegetables. Loaded with
vitamins such as B-6, A, folic acid, and K.
Also full of minerals like potassium and
calcium. Broccoli also has unique
cancer-fighting properties, activated by
phytochemicals indole-3-carbinol and
sulforaphane.

*** Flaxseeds ***

Combine the warm nutty flavor of flaxseeds
with a generous amount of omega-3 fatty acids
and you have a health food superstar. Sprinkle
them on cereal in the morning and enjoy the
healthy benefits they provide as shown in many
studies including:

* Lowering total cholesterol and LDL
cholesterol (the Bad cholesterol) levels.
* May also help lower blood triglyceride and
blood pressure.
* Keep platelets from becoming sticky
therefore reducing the risk of a heart attack.
* Lignan metabolites can bind to estrogen
receptors, this may help the onset of
estrogen-stimulated breast cancer.

*** Green Tea ***

Many studies support the benefits of adding
green tea to your diet. Some studies show it
has cancer risk reducing properties, and a
potential in also decreasing incidence of
stroke and heart disease. Make it a habit to
switch from regular black tea to green tea.

*** Walnuts ***

Walnuts are rich in heart-healthy omega-3
fatty acids and are the first food that the
FDA allowed to make the following claim:

"Supportive but not conclusive research shows
that eating 1.5 oz of walnuts per day, as part
of a low saturated fat and low cholesterol
diet, and not resulting in increased caloric
intake may reduce the risk of coronary heart
disease."

*** Salmon ***

Salmon is another healthy food superstar
because it is low in calories, saturated fat,
but is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids and
protein. Research studies have shown
anti-inflammatory and cancer prevention
properties and a key role in diabetes and
Alzheimer's prevention plus cardiovascular
benefits.

*** Blueberries ***

If you are looking for an antioxidant punch
look no further then the blueberry. This fruit
has the highest level of antioxidants among
fruits. Studies have shown that blueberries
Can help in lowering cholesterol, reducing
diabetes risk, and even slowing down the aging
process. Combine that with improving motor
skills and urinary and vision health and you
have another top 10 pick for 2010.

*** Spices ***

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and
may reduce cancer risk and slow the
progression of Alzheimer's. Studies have shown
that cinnamon can help lower cholesterol and
also stabilize blood sugar. Ginger looks
Promising for cancer prevention and is an
Anti-inflammatory.

*** Pomegranate ***

Research on pomegranate has shown amazing
Health benefits including reducing heart
Disease risk, lowering cholesterol and blood
Pressure, and reducing the risk of certain
Types of cancer.

*** Dark Chocolate ***

Believe it or not dark chocolate actually
Makes our my 10 list because of recent studies
That show benefits to our cardiovascular
System as well as cancer-protective properties
And mood-enhancing benefits. Just remember to
Consume in moderation.

*** Honey ***

Honey has many healing properties and research
Has shown that honey has a role in digestive
Health as well anti-bacterial and anti-viral
Effects.

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