Here are ten foods that can protect your bones and heart and also fight cancer.
1. Black tea
With all the talk about how great green tea is for you, don’t forget to drink black tea. Black tea comes from the identical antioxidant-rich plant which the green tea leaves come from. Black tea may also protect you from heart disease and some cancers. One study showed that people with heart disease saw a 50% increase in diminished blood vessels.
Have it hot at breakfast and simmer for lunch. When brewing your own, use boiling water and steep for three minutes. There is not any anti-oxidant worth in instant teas.
Despite the fact that celery is known to be incomplete, it does have potassium. Potassium helps reduce blood pressure and regulate minerals and fluids in the body. Many Americans get less than they want. When you think of potassium, you think of bananas.
Precut your snack size celery. Keep it in ice water to keep it clean (in the fridge). Dip the pieces in salsa or peanut butter.
Cherries have considerable amounts of flavonoids. This is a potent anti-oxidant. Sweet and sour cherries are also full of anthocyanins, a micro-nutrient that may help the immune system fight disease-causing free radicals. Freeze some for a cool treat.
This is the whole unprocessed soybean. It is sold frozen in or outside of the pod. They are crunchy green beans that have all the great qualities of tofu. They also have large amounts of folate, fiber, and potassium.
Boil them in the pod, sprinkle with salt and eat them warm or cold. You can eat them raw in salads. You can also roast themwhen shelled, with olive oil and seasoned salt. Cook them at 375 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes. When roasted, they form a good healthier snack.
Mushrooms are low in calories, and a good source of riboflavin. The contain chitin and betaglucan, 2 kinds of fiber. They can decrease your risk for heart disease, as they absorb and remove fat from the blood.
Grill portobello mushrooms like burgers, serve on rolls. Mix mushrooms in salads, risotto, saute them or add them to pizza.
Onions fight germs that can cause stomach cancer.
Eat the onions raw. It is the best way! When you cook them, their blood-thinning chemicals are missing. Try sliced onion on a sandwich, or in a salad. Grilling is also excellent.
7. Pomegranate juice
Pomegranate juice is now sold in the supermarket, in many varieties. Pomegranates have more antioxidants than red wine, green tea, cranberry juice, and orange juice. In one study it was discovered, that pomegranate juice reversed some carotid artery damage. Drinking less than two ounces a day is all you require.
Quinoa, a grain-like seed, is close to the ideal food. It’s 20 amino acids, including the ones necessary to repair tissues. Additionally, it has magnesium, which lowers blood pressure. All you have to eat is 1/2 cup per day.
Boil quinoa, and use it rather than brown rice. You can eat it like breakfast oatmeal, with milk or jelly or syrup.
9. Sunflower seeds
Sunflower seeds have more vitamin E than almonds. They’re a wonderful snack, and can help lower your risk for stroke and cardiovascular disease. Eat at least 2 ounces and you will get 12 milligrams of Vitamin E.
Add shelled seeds into your salads, baked muffins or cake, or meat loaf.
10. Whole-grain cereal
Eat shredded wheat and you’ll feel full all morning. It can help lower cholesterol, thereby lowering your risk of cardiovascular disease. It’s good carbohydrates and gives you energy.