Monday, October 7, 2013
10 Super Foods .....For Better Health
1. Sweet Potatoes
A nutritional All-Star - one of the best vegetables you can eat. They're loaded with carotenoids and are a decent source of vitamin C, potassium and
fiber. Cook and mash in one of your favorite spices ex: cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, cumin, coriander, paprika or chili.
About a cup of mango supplies 100% of a day's vitamin C, 1/3 of a day's vitamin A and a dose of blood pressure lowering potassium and 3 grams of fiber.
3. Unsweetened Greek Yogurt
Non-fat plain Greek yogurt has a pleasant tartness that's a perfect foil for the natural sweetness of berries, bananas or your favorite breakfast cereal. It's
stained, so even the fat-free versions are thick and creamy.
Has a lot of vitamin C, carotenoids, vitamin K and folic acid. Add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and a squirt of lemon juice.
5. Wild Salmon
The omega-3 may help reduce the risk of heart attacks.
Whole grain rye crackers, like Wasa, Rykrisp, Kavli ad Ryvita usually called crispbreads are loaded with fiber and often fat-free.
7. Garbanzo Beans
All beans are good beans. They're rich in protein, fiber, magnesium, potassium and zinc. But garbanzos are better because they are versatile. Just drain,
rinse and toss in a green salad, a vegetable stew, brown rice etc..
2 cups of watermelon has 1/3 of a day's vitamins A and C, potassium and a healthy dose of lycopene.
9. Butternut Squash
Provides vitamin A, C and fiber. Add it to a stir-fry or soup.
10. Leafy Greens
Kale, Collards, Spinach, Turnips, Mustard Greens and Swiss Ca=hard. Jam packed with vitamin A, C, K, Folate, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron,
lutein and fiber.