1. Avocados contain the best kind of fat (monounsaturated oleic acid) but also help your body block the absorption of bad fats (cholesterol).
2. Beets are a good source of folate, which guards against birth defects, colon cancer, and osteoporosis, and are high in fiber and beta-carotene.
3. Sweet Potatoes contain phytonutrients that promote heart and eye health and boost immunity.
4. Cruciferous vegetables-cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli rabe-contain a powerful range of disease fighters & may increase enzymes that lower the incidence of colon and lung cancers.
5. Blueberries high levels of antioxidants, which combat the damage done by inflammation.
6. Dark, leafy greens such as spinach, kale, and swiss chard are an excellent source of iron (especially important for women), vitamin A, and lutein for eye health.
7. Alliums(Scallions, onions, garlic), the botanical family that includes leeks, onions, and garlic, share many remarkable traits. They can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Research suggests they inhibit the growth of prostate, stomach, and colon cancer.
8. Whole grains (such as buckwheat ,barley, wheatberry,brown rice,bulgur,quinoa) are high in magnesium, B vitamins, fiber, and manganese.
9. Spelt Like whole wheat, ancient spelt is sweeter, nuttier, and higher in protein than its processed relatives. Both are also good sources of manganese and copper.
10. Salmon :King, sockeye, and coho salmon have more DHA plus EPA omega-3 fatty acids than almost any other seafood, as well as some of the lowest mercury levels.
11. Walnuts contain the most alpha-linolenic omega-3 fatty acids, which lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and may reduce inflammation in arteries. Walnuts are also a great source of antioxidants, vitamin E, selenium, and magnesium
12. Green tea contains the most bang for your sip. It's full of a metabolism-boosting compound called EGCG, which prevents damage to the heart muscles.
13. Dark Chocolate is high in flavonoids, substances that have been shown to improve blood flow, suppress coughs, improve memory, and give you hydrated, smooth skin.
14. Flaxseed they speed up cell metabolism and reduce inflammation in the body, reducing triglyceride levels and lowering blood pressure.
15. Cinnamon is the gold medalist of the spice rack, with one of the highest antioxidant levels of all herbs and spices. It also has a positive effect on blood glucose levels, so adding it to foods can keep you feeling steady and satiated.
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