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Superfoods That Power Up Your Diet

27 May

Diabetes SuperfoodsThis information is excerpted from an AARP article (sadly, I’m a card-carrying member), and I thought it was too good not to share.  Add these foods to your diet to improve memory, lower blood pressure, boost immune function, and more.

Coffee is loaded with antioxidants and can protect against cell damage, reducing your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Thyme can fight bacteria.

Wild Salmon is full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and helps prevent premature aging and premature death.

Kale is rich in vitamin K (essential for blood clotting) and lutein, which reduces the risk of cataracts and other eye disorders.

Avocados improve overall hormone function.

Basil and mint may boost the immune system.

Olives and olive oil lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and stroke risk.

Walnuts enhance heart health.

Green tea protects cells and may reduce the risk of certain cancers.

Dark chocolate can decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Asparagus contains potassium and vitamin B12, important for cell repair and maintenance, and can protect against hearing loss.

Pomegranates can help keep the cardiovascular system healthy.

Garlic can help protect against heart attacks and strokes.

Yogurt is good for the gastrointestinal tract, and can reduce the likelihood of developing high blood pressure.

Blueberries can reduce heart attack risk and help protect against memory loss.

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Strawberries and Dark Chocolate

24 Jan

chocolatestrawberries[1]For chocolate lovers who are inclined to the occasional indulgence — and with Valentine’s Day just a few weeks away — the news doesn’t get any better than this.

According to research from Brigham Young University, pairing strawberries with dark chocolate boosts the nutritional value of both.

In the study, strawberries dipped in dark chocolate (88% cacao) had an antioxidant content that was greater than the sum of the individual ingredients.

Researchers explain that certain antioxidants react synergistically with each other when combined, creating additional nutritious and disease-fighting power.

But, there’s a caveat.  The dark chocolate must be the high cacao variety.  Berries dipped in 54% cacao dark chocolate did not produce the same beneficial antioxidant effect.

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Superfoods That Power Up Your Diet

22 Apr

Diabetes SuperfoodsThis information is excerpted from an AARP article (sadly, I’m a card carrying member), and I thought it was too good not to share.  Add these foods to your diet to improve memory, lower blood pressure, boost immune function, and more.

Coffee is loaded with antioxidants and can protect against cell damage, reducing your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Thyme can fight bacteria.

Wild Salmon is full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and helps prevent premature aging and premature death.

Kale is rich in vitamin K (essential for blood clotting) and lutein, which reduces the risk of cataracts and other eye disorders.

Avocados improve overall hormone function.

Basil and mint may boost the immune system.

Olives and olive oil lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and stroke risk.

Walnuts enhance heart health.

Green tea protects cells and may reduce the risk of certain cancers.

Dark chocolate can decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Asparagus contains potassium and vitamin B12, important for cell repair and maintenance, and can protect against hearing loss.

Pomegranates can help keep the cardiovascular system healthy.

Garlic can help protect against heart attacks and strokes.

Yogurt is good for the gastrointestinal tract, and can reduce the likelihood of developing high blood pressure.

Blueberries can reduce heart attack risk and help protect against memory loss.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

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