Thursday, June 12, 2008

What are Superfoods and What Do They Do For Us?

The 14 superfoods you shoud be including in your diet.
by Steven Pratt, MD from an interview by Web MD


1. Beans: A great low-fat, low-calorie source of protein and an easy way to help control your
weight and your blood sugar.

2. Blueberries: The best food on the planet to preserve a young brain as we mature.

3. Broccoli: The best food on the planet to prevent cancer.

4. Oats: A sure-fire way to lower your cholesterol.

5. Oranges: The most readily available source of vitamin C, which in turn lowers the rate of
most causes of death in this country, for example, heart disease and cancer.

6. Pumpkin: Loaded with phytonutrients, which keep our skin young and help prevent
damage from sunlight.

7. Wild salmon: A guaranteed way to lower your risk for cardiac-related death.

8. Soy: The only complete vegetarian source of protein.

9. Spinach: The best food on the planet to prevent cataracts and age-related macular
degeneration, thus ensuring a lifetime of good vision.

10.Tea -- green or black: The easiest and cheapest no-calorie way to avoid heart disease and
cancer.

11. Tomatoes: One of the easiest ways for men to avoid prostate cancer is the consumption of
tomatoes and tomato-based products.

12. Skinless turkey breast: The leanest meat source of protein on the planet.

13. Walnuts: Consuming walnuts is an easy, tasty way to lower your risk of cardiovascular
disease.

14. Yogurt: A tasty, easy way to boost your immune system.

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