Remember the old adage that ‘you are what you eat?’ As highlighted in Prevention Magazine, there are certain Superfoods that can help you to have a strong immune system, stay slim and avoid a litany of health problems including heart disease, cancers and diabetes.
Eggs: Most people can have one whole egg and two egg whites a day with no increased risk to heart attack or stroke. These little ovals are chocked full of antioxidants while helping to protect your eyes from macular degeneration. The yolk has Choline which lowers breast cancer risk. If cholesterol is a problem, look at eliminating other things such as fried foods.
Greek Yogurt: This calcium-rich food helps add immune system boosting bacteria. If you only have one thing in your fridge, Dr. Oz recommends Greek Yogurt.
Fat-free Milk: Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium which is good for your bones. This vitamin also helps fight obesity as it curbs hunger. Studies suggest that it helps in fighting depression, heart diseases and certain cancers.
Salmon: Like milk, it is rich in Vitamin D as well as being one of the best sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. Natural Omega-3 is important to your health as it helps your body fight heart disease, keeps your skin smooth, boosts your mood, aids in weight loss, while fighting cancers and arthritis.
Lean Grass-Fed Beef: One of the best sources of iron which helps in fighting anemia. The Zinc and Vitamin E help with memory and brain function while its Omega-3 fatty acids help similar to salmon.
Other Superfoods include beans, nuts, edamame and tofu, oatmeal, flaxseed, olive oil, avocado, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, garlic, red peppers, figs, blueberries, Asian pears, lychees, apples, guava and dark chocolate.
Make these foods the focus of your life, exercise and get enough sleep for a happy and healthful life. www.ShareKitchen.org