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Some foods give you more nutrients than others. Here are some really super foods. Make them part of your regular diet for better health!

ALMONDS: A handful a day of raw unsalted almonds is a great way to boosts your intake of fiber, protein, Vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, iron, ect.

BLACK AND GREEN TEA: Both contain important antioxidant flavonoids. Drink a cup or more a day to also boost fluid intake to the recommened 8 to 10 glasses a day.

COOKED TOMATOES: Lycopenes are released to greater numbers when tomatoes are cooked. By eating tomatoes you are also increasing your intake of Vitamins C and A.

SALMON is one of the easiest ways to increase Omega-3 intake while getting a good low calorie source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Wild salmon to recommended over farm salmon.

BROCCOLI: A super vitamin with more Vitamin C than orange juice ounce per ounce, plus important carotenoids, folate, potassium, calcium, iron, and fiber.

GARLIC: Releases the compound allicin when it is crushed or chopped. This is the source of garlic's reputation as a natural healer through its antibacterial and antifungal properties.

APPLES: are a great source of pectin - a form of soluble fiber, quercetin - an important flavonoid, and Vitamin C.

BLACK BEANS: are an excellent source of cholesterol lowering fiber as well as folate, and the trace mineral molybdenum.

POMEGRANATES: are easiest to include in our diets as a delicious juice. They contain potassium, Vitamins E, K, C, and B6, and tannins.

YOGURT: is a wonderful source of easily absorbed calcium and Vitamin D for strong teeth and bones.

BERRIES: contain anthocyanins which are good antioxidants to protect cells from damage. They help with keeping blood vessels, brain, and eyes healthy.

CINNAMON: is showing benefits in helping the body keep blood sugar balanced and helping prevent diabetes.

PURE DARK CHOCOLATE: in moderation is a good source of flavonoids, iron and other essential minerals.

For more information on nutrition and diet, contact Dr. Ashley at Pfaff Chiropractic. 275.5757