HEALTH & FITNESS
Delicious Foods: Fantastic Foods To Keep You Healthy
A cancer-fighting cruciferous vegetable, Kale is heavy with fiber and antioxidants. It’s also rich in important vitamin K, promoting cell growth.
Full of Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is a terrific heart-healthy addition to any diet. Scientific studies have suggested that omega-3s may also help fight brain aging and memory loss.
High in antioxidant compounds, delicious blueberries are rich in heart-healthy carotenoids and flavonoids (as well as vitamins C and E), assisting urinary-tract health.
Boneless, skinless chicken and turkey are the best choices for lean poultry. Round steaks, top loin and chuck shoulder the leanest cuts for beef. For lunch meats, remember to read the labels to confirm that they’re low in sodium and fat.
Another anticancer cruciferous vegetable, Broccoli helps reduce joint inflammation and increase immunity. High in fiber, broccoli can keep blood pressure down and minimize the risk of heart-disease
Inexpensive and simple to prepare, legumes are a smart food to incorporate into your healthy diet. They’re high in protein (a great meat substitute for vegetarians) and are full of fiber, helping you to stave off hunger and keep your energy up. Recent research has shown that the darker the bean is, the higher it may be in antioxidants.
The strong purple color of eggplant is visual evidence of it’s multiple antioxidants, which control lipid levels and help to protect brain cells. It also contains a wide variety of energy-boosting B vitamins.
In addition to being an valuable source of vitamins A and C, sweet potatoes contain fiber, vitamin B-6 and potassium. As a extra bonus, they’re fat-free and fairly low in calories — half of a sweet potato contains only 81 calories.
OK, what list of healthy foods would be complete without apples? They’re a great source of soluble fiber, (which lowers blood cholesterol) and vitamin C, which protects your cells from damage and keeps your capillaries healthy. And, od course, one a day keeps the doctor away.
Two glasses of red wine a day is something that most people will happily include in their healthy diet. Resveratrol, an ingredient found in red wine, has been linked to greater longevity and a lower risk of both diabetes and heart disease.