Superfoods..What you should Eat everyday!

Every Sunday I like to provide the membership with nutritional info. This week I thought I would write about "Superfoods"...foods that you should try to incorporate into your diet daily for their nutritional value and positive effect on your overall health!

Blueberries: have more antioxidants—those magical molecules that can help prevent many illnesses. The antioxidant plant pigments that make blueberries blue guard against heart disease, cancer and age-related blindness and memory loss.

Garlic: Garlic has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Most of its disease-fighting potential comes from its sulfur compounds, which act as antioxidants, providing many of its cardiovascular benefits. Just six or more cloves of garlic a week can slash your risk of colorectal, stomach and prostate cancer in half compared to eating one clove a week or less!

Olive Oil: press an olive and you get one of the healthiest fats in the world. The main benefit of olive oil is that it lowers “bad” LDL and raises “good” HDL cholesterol, thanks to its monosaturated fats. Olive oil is also packed with antioxidants called phenols, which may protect artery walls from cholesterol buildup.

Broccoli: consider broccoli your number one cancer fighter, thanks to its sulfur compounds, such as sulforaphane, which you can smell as broccoli cooks. These compounds signal our genes to boost production of enzymes that detoxify potentially cancer-causing compounds.

Yogurt: Yogurt is a great source of bone-building calcium, but its real strength lies in live beneficial bacteria, know as probiotics, that keep down the growth of harmful bacteria in your gut. Eating more yogurt could help with inflammatory bowel disease, ulcers, urinary tract infections and yeast infections.
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