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Peaceful28
02-08-2009, 11:08 PM
Imagine a superfood ... not a drug -- powerful enough to help you lower your cholesterol reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, and, for an added bonus, put you in a better mood. Did we mention that there are no side effects? You'd surely stock up on a lifetime supply. Guess what? These life-altering superfoods are available right now in your local supermarket!


Try including some of the following "super foods" into your diet. Each food contains vitamins, nutrients and/or minerals that are believed to contain special properties for health, disease prevention and/or longevity.


Broccoli-2 spears
Contains vitamins C, A, Beta Carotene and Fiber.

Carrots-2 medium
2 carrots every other day provide enough beta carotene to reduce stroke risk by half for men who already have symptoms of heart disease

Chili Peppers-1 or more peppers
The heat source in chilis, capsaicin, is an antioxidant. Contains blood thinning properties to prevent strokes, lowers cholesterol, protects DNA against carcinogens, may stimulate release of endorphins ("natural high" chemicals)

Spinach-1 cup uncooked
Contains vitamins A and C, folic acid and magnesium which help control cancer, reduces heart disease and stroke risk, blocks free radicals and may help prevent osteoporosis.

Mushrooms-1/4 cup dried Shitakes or other exotic mushrooms
Contain beta-glucan, which stimulates immune system. Shitake, enoki, zhuling and reishi all have anti-cancer and antiviral effects

Tomatoes-1 med. tomato
Contain lycopenes - an antioxidant more potent than vitamin C. Stimulates immune function and may slow degenerative diseases

Strawberries-1/2 cup
Contains ellagic acid, which contains anti-cancer properties

Papaya, Pineapple & Kiwi...-one papaya, 1 cup pineapple, 1-2 kiwis
High amounts of enzymes that help combat everything from autoimmune diseases, allergies, and cancer

Mangoes-1 mango
Contains bioflavonoids that aid the immune system

Citrus Fruits-1 lg. orange or equivalent
Contains vitamin C which helps your body fight cancers (lung, cervical, esophagus & stomach). Rich in bioflavonoids.

Apricots-3 fresh
Fresh apricots are high in beta-carotene. Also contains vitamin C and fiber.

Bananas-1 medium
Rich in magnesium (helps protect circulatory system), potassium and slowly-absorbed sugars. Good source of pectin (a soluble fiber). Prevents radical swings in blood sugar

Garlic-2-3 cloves fresh or1 tsp. Garlic Powder
May lower cholesterol and blood pressure. May contain chemicals capable of destroying cancer cells

Green Tea-1 cup
Green tea contains polyphenols, which may reduce heart disease, cancer and stroke risk

Beans-1 cup
High in protein and complex carbohydrates. Contains both soluble and insoluble fiber. Contains phytochemicals and protease inhibitors that may help prevent cancer

Soybeans & Tofu-4 ounces tofu or equivalent soy product
Lowers "bad" LDL cholesterol levels in bloodstream which reduces heart disease risk. Studies have shown that people who regularly eat soy products have reduced risk or lower rates of prostate, colon, lung, rectal and stomach cancers.

Salmon-3 ounces
Contains omega-3 oils to fight heart disease. Contains calcium, magnesium, protein and B-vitamins.

Oats...1 cup oatmeal,1-1/2 packets instant oatmeal, or 1-1/4 cup oat flakes cereal
Oat bran lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. May reduce risk of colon cancer. Oatmeal contains both soluble and insoluble fiber.

Peaceful28
02-08-2009, 11:09 PM
Quinoa - A recently rediscovered ancient "grain" native to South America, quinoa was once called "the gold of the Incas," who recognized its value in increasing the stamina of their warriors. Not only is quinoa high in protein, but the protein it supplies is complete protein, meaning that it includes all nine essential amino acids. Not only is quinoa's amino acid profile well balanced, making it a good choice for vegans concerned about adequate protein intake, but quinoa is especially well-endowed with the amino acid lysine, which is essential for tissue growth and repair. In addition to protein, quinoa features a host of other health-building nutrients. Because quinoa is a very good source of manganese as well as a good source of magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus, this "grain" may be especially valuable for persons with migraine headaches, diabetes and atherosclerosis

John Romano
02-08-2009, 11:10 PM
What about pineapple??

Peaceful28
02-08-2009, 11:11 PM
The World's Healthiest Foods
130 foods that can serve as the basis of your Healthiest Way of Eating. Links to the articles about these foods can be found below.
Of course, there are many other nutritious foods other than those that we have included on our list that we feel are wonderful, health-promoting foods; if there are other whole foods - such as fruits, vegetables, nuts/seeds, whole grains, etc - that you like, by all means enjoy them. Just because a food is not on our list doesn't mean that we don't think that it can be included in a diet geared towards the Healthiest Way of Eating as long as it is a whole, natural, nutrient-rich food.

Vegetables
Asparagus
Avocados
Beets
Bell peppers
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Collard greens
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Fennel
Garlic
Green beans
Green peas
Kale
Leeks
Mushrooms, crimini
Mushrooms, shiitake
Mustard greens
Olives
Onions
Parsley
Potatoes
Romaine lettuce
Sea vegetables
Spinach
Squash, summer
Squash, winter
Sweet potatoes
Swiss chard
Tomatoes
Turnip greens
Yams
Fish & Seafood
Cod
Halibut
Salmon
Scallops
Shrimp
Snapper
Tuna
Tilapia
Fruits
Apples
Apricots
Bananas
Blueberries
Cantaloupe
Cranberries
Figs
Grapefruit
Grapes
Kiwifruit
Lemon/Limes
Oranges
Papaya
Pears
Pineapple
Plums
Prunes
Raisins
Raspberries
Strawberries
Watermelon
Low Fat Dairy
Cheese, low-fat
Eggs
Milk, 2%, cow's
Milk, goat
Yogurt
Beans & Legumes
Black beans
Dried peas
Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
Kidney beans
Lentils
Lima beans
Miso
Navy beans
Pinto beans
Soybeans
Tempeh
Tofu
Poultry & Lean Meats
Beef, lean organic
Calf's liver
Chicken
Lamb
Turkey
Venison
Nuts & Seeds
Almonds
Cashews
Flaxseeds
Olive oil, extra virgin
Peanuts
Pumpkin seeds
Sesame seeds
Sunflower seeds
Walnuts
Grains
Barley
Brown rice
Buckwheat
Corn
Millet
Oats
Quinoa
Rye
Spelt
Whole wheat
Spices & Herbs
Basil
Black pepper
Cayenne pepper
Chili pepper, dried
Cilantro/Coriander seeds
Cinnamon, ground
Cloves
Cumin seeds
Dill
Ginger
Mustard seeds
Oregano
Peppermint
Rosemary
Sage
Thyme
Turmeric
Natural Sweeteners
Blackstrap molasses
Cane juice
Honey
Maple syrup
Other
Green tea
Soy sauce (tamari)
Water

Peaceful28
02-08-2009, 11:13 PM
What about pineapple??
It's on the list!.... :p

Peaceful28
02-08-2009, 11:15 PM
Among the thousands of different foods our world provides, the majority contain at least several of the nutrients our bodies need but to be included as one of the World's Healthiest Foods they had to meet the criteria listed below.

The criteria we used will also help you understand why some of your favorite (and also nutritious) foods may not be included on our list. For example, Readers have asked why pomegranate, a very nutritious food, is not included on our website. While pomegranates taste great and are rich in vitamins and flavonoid phytonutrients, they are still rather expensive which makes them not as widely available to many people.

1. The World's Healthiest Foods are the Most Nutrient Dense
The World's Healthiest Foods have been selected because they are among the richest sources of many of the essential nutrients needed for optimal health. We used a concept called nutrient density to determine which foods have the highest nutritional value.
Nutrient density is a measure of the amount of nutrients a food contains in comparison to the number of calories. A food is more nutrient dense when the level of nutrients is high in relationship to the number of calories the food contains. By eating the World's Healthiest Foods, you'll get all the essential nutrients that you need for excellent health, including vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids, fiber and more for the least number of calories. Read more about Our Food and Recipe Rating System.

2. The World's Healthiest Foods are Whole Foods
The World's Healthiest Foods are also whole foods complete with all their rich natural endowment of nutrients. They have not been highly processed nor do they contain synthetic, artificial or irradiated ingredients. And whenever possible, The Healthier Way of Eating recommends purchasing "Organically Grown" foods, since they not only promote your health, but also the health of our planet.

3. The World's Healthiest Foods are Familiar Foods
The World's Healthiest Foods are common "everyday" foods. These include the fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, lean meats, fish, olive oil, herbs and spices that are familiar to most people.

4. The World's Healthiest Foods are Readily Available
Although there are many foods that are exceptionally nutritious, many of them are not readily available in different areas of the country. The World's Healthiest Foods are foods that the majority people can easily find at their local market.

5. The World's Healthiest Foods are Affordable
We have selected foods that are not only familiar and available, but also affordable, especially if you purchase them locally and in season. This is also the time when they are the freshest and of the best quality.
6. The World's Healthiest Foods Taste Good

The World's Healthiest Foods are also some of the world's best tasting foods. We have created recipes using the World's Healthiest Foods that do not overpower, but enhance, the unique flavor of each food. Each recipe provides a flavor adventure so you can discover new ways to experience and enjoy the great natural tastes of these foods.

Joshua H
02-09-2009, 10:08 AM
Is it not amazing that every food on that list is not processed, and almost pure in natural form, no human interaction or impact what so ever? None of that stuff is bagged, boxed, packaged, wrapped etc. It has no lables, no claims, no marketing phrases, no advertising gimicks, nothing, all by itself they are the best foods to eat for both health and fitness. Yet the majority of our country is blind to more then 3 quarters of the items on that list in favore of the crap that does have BS lable claims as being "good" for you. Funny world we live in....

THUNDERGOD
02-09-2009, 10:11 AM
This should have been titled, "Things the FDA doesn't want you to know about." Good post.

gman
02-09-2009, 06:17 PM
Thank God Dave P lets me eat 1 thing on the list: salmon!

hahahaha

irishmuscle
02-11-2009, 07:06 AM
great thread,its nice to know what good to eat and if it aint on the list it aint on the plate

anabolict
08-02-2010, 06:11 PM
great info

apex23
01-16-2011, 10:38 AM
This is some good information to take in. Thanks for the post.

tmno
04-07-2011, 12:34 PM
thanks for the info, i have to include green tea and salmon to my diet

ZenFit
04-21-2011, 03:37 PM
thanks for the info guys! much appreciated!

samwoods622
05-12-2011, 05:29 AM
Hello Friends, This is very interesting information found here about Health and Fitness Issues. Thanks for sharing it. Keep posting.

Thanks!

Michealleo
10-11-2011, 02:20 AM
Thanks for sharing some good info ... i think that our body needs some protein foods and it is really good for our health ...Protein foods like , nuts , Almonds , peanuts and also peanut butter , boiled eggs and bananas .. These foods are rich in proteins ..

georgeman22
08-03-2012, 01:47 PM
Today i am gonna trying to make a healthy and fantastic recipe. :) But looking for easy one.

georgeman22
08-04-2012, 05:09 PM
You wrote all of good food it's a long list so difficult to choice. :) Thanks

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08-09-2012, 01:21 AM
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Cleo02
06-12-2013, 09:49 AM
it is important that you should be eat ,, according to you habit,, because its your life style and u can make you self more strong

ethanji
07-14-2013, 12:01 AM
Imagine a superfood ... not a drug -- powerful enough to help you lower your cholesterol reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, and, for an added bonus, put you in a better mood. Did we mention that there are no side effects? You'd surely stock up on a lifetime supply. Guess what? These life-altering superfoods are available right now in your local supermarket!


Try including some of the following "super foods" into your diet. Each food contains vitamins, nutrients and/or minerals that are believed to contain special properties for health, disease prevention and/or longevity.


Broccoli-2 spears
Contains vitamins C, A, Beta Carotene and Fiber.

Carrots-2 medium
2 carrots every other day provide enough beta carotene to reduce stroke risk by half for men who already have symptoms of heart disease

Chili Peppers-1 or more peppers
The heat source in chilis, capsaicin, is an antioxidant. Contains blood thinning properties to prevent strokes, lowers cholesterol, protects DNA against carcinogens, may stimulate release of endorphins ("natural high" chemicals)

Spinach-1 cup uncooked
Contains vitamins A and C, folic acid and magnesium which help control cancer, reduces heart disease and stroke risk, blocks free radicals and may help prevent osteoporosis.

Mushrooms-1/4 cup dried Shitakes or other exotic mushrooms
Contain beta-glucan, which stimulates immune system. Shitake, enoki, zhuling and reishi all have anti-cancer and antiviral effects

Tomatoes-1 med. tomato
Contain lycopenes - an antioxidant more potent than vitamin C. Stimulates immune function and may slow degenerative diseases

Strawberries-1/2 cup
Contains ellagic acid, which contains anti-cancer properties

Papaya, Pineapple & Kiwi...-one papaya, 1 cup pineapple, 1-2 kiwis
High amounts of enzymes that help combat everything from autoimmune diseases, allergies, and cancer

Mangoes-1 mango
Contains bioflavonoids that aid the immune system

Citrus Fruits-1 lg. orange or equivalent
Contains vitamin C which helps your body fight cancers (lung, cervical, esophagus & stomach). Rich in bioflavonoids.

Apricots-3 fresh
Fresh apricots are high in beta-carotene. Also contains vitamin C and fiber.

Bananas-1 medium
Rich in magnesium (helps protect circulatory system), potassium and slowly-absorbed sugars. Good source of pectin (a soluble fiber). Prevents radical swings in blood sugar

Garlic-2-3 cloves fresh or1 tsp. Garlic Powder
May lower cholesterol and blood pressure. May contain chemicals capable of destroying cancer cells

Green Tea-1 cup
Green tea contains polyphenols, which may reduce heart disease, cancer and stroke risk

Beans-1 cup
High in protein and complex carbohydrates. Contains both soluble and insoluble fiber. Contains phytochemicals and protease inhibitors that may help prevent cancer

Soybeans & Tofu-4 ounces tofu or equivalent soy product
Lowers "bad" LDL cholesterol levels in bloodstream which reduces heart disease risk. Studies have shown that people who regularly eat soy products have reduced risk or lower rates of prostate, colon, lung, rectal and stomach cancers.

Salmon-3 ounces
Contains omega-3 oils to fight heart disease. Contains calcium, magnesium, protein and B-vitamins.

Oats...1 cup oatmeal,1-1/2 packets instant oatmeal, or 1-1/4 cup oat flakes cereal
Oat bran lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. May reduce risk of colon cancer. Oatmeal contains both soluble and insoluble fiber.

oh yeah!
thanx for this information... i really liked your information... its really helpful for me..

rommy144
10-09-2013, 08:15 AM
Wow.. I am agree with you if anybody follow this diet then he should be perfect within one monthes. I thanks you for sharing the nice post with us.

clublight
11-19-2013, 10:52 PM
Great Post! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about eating the right food to be healthy:) For me, I think, you may just eat the right amount of those and of course we do need vitamins and nutrients as well:)