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