Posted by Sandy on Apr 25th, 2010 | no comments
Here is a list of super foods that some pharmacists recommend to their customers to assist in their overall health. So eat and drink and get really healthy!
- Rooibos: Aspalathus linearis AKA Redbush herbal infusion or tisane. Naturally rich in trace minerals : zinc and copper, caffeine free , and the only known source of specifically beneficial antioxidant called Aspalathin. Rooibos also boosts the master antioxidant, glutathione, which is being studied for its role in counteracting heart disease, cancer and aging. (Nicknamed “Long Life Tea” in Japan.) Enjoy hot or cold or in your cooking to replace milk or any fluid.
- Avocados: 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients; unsaturated fat. Substitute for butter or mayonnaise.
- Beans: Heart healthy, full of fiber, protein, magnesium and potassium. Helps lower cholesterol.
- Blueberries: Highest of all berries in antioxidants; source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C.
- Broccoli: Source of Vitamins C,A and K, Folic acid, and lots of fiber. Good cooked or raw.
- Dark Chocolate: 60% or higher cocoa content; lots of antioxidants and may help lower blood pressure. In moderation!
- Eggs: Quality protein, 12 vitamins and minerals and recent studies show they do not significantly affect cholesterol levels.
- Nuts: Pistachios, almonds,peanuts,walnuts and pecans have protein,heart-healthy fats, high fibers and anti-oxidants. Eaten in moderation they can help lower cholesterol.
- Kiwis: Source of potassium, fiber, vitamin A and E.
- Oats: High in fiber; helps to lower cholesterol.
- Oranges and Citrus Fruit: Vitamin C, folic acid and fiber; better to eat whole fruit than juices.
- Pumpkin, Squash and Sweet Potatoes: High in fiber, carotenoids, vitamin A and C , Calcium and potassium.
- Salmon: Contains omega-3 fatty acids: low in calories and high in protein; recommended twice a week.
- Soy: Protein substitute helps to lower cholesterol ( not for woman with Breast cancer or family history of cancer)
- Spinach and Kale: Vitamins A, C ,K, folate, iron, lutein and phytochemicals.
- Tea (Green or Black): source of antioxidants.
- Tomatoes: Vitamin A and C, phytochemicals, and fiber.
- Yogurt: Higher in Calcium, protein and potassium; some contain probiotics and /or fiber. Soy yogurt is lactose -free.
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