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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Best Things to do for Your Body - Part 2

Part 2 focuses on foods to try and eat every day.
  • Broccoli sprouts - sprouts have more than 50 times the cancer fighting power of mature broccoli heads
  • Canola and olive oil - Omega 3's and unsaturated fat may help lower cholesterol levels and reduce your risk for heart disease
  • Low-fat milk and cheese - Calcium is better absorbed from food than supplements
  • Fermented foods like sauerkraut, miso and yogurt - studies show they may reduce breast cancer risk, protect against yeast infections, and boost immunity
  • Cinnamon - very high in antioxidants
  • OJ - a 6oz glass of 100% juice every day reduces your risk of stroke by up to 20%, pulp contains fiber
  • Nuts - popping a handful a day has been shown to lower heart disease risk by as much as 35%
  • Tea - green, black and white are all high in antioxidants.  Green tea is high in EGCG a very potent anticancer compound
  • Hot cocoa - similar benefits of a bottle of wine, go for 100% unsweetened and non-alkalized cocoa powder and use fatfree milk
  • Berries - study show they may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, improve good cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure
How does your diet stack up?  Mine is ok.  Always room for improvement though.  Although due to my sensitive stomach, you'll never get me to drink a glass of OJ.  Oh well!

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