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Power
Packed
Foods
Top Ten
Here are ten of the top power packed
foods designed to give you energy,
vitality and all around good health!
Beans
If they give you gas, take precautions before you eat them
.
Soaking them frst can help
.
Beans of all kinds
(
kidney, navy, lentils,
chickpeas, Northern
)
are high in protein
.
Tis is plant protein so it
contains very little fat, carbs and calories
.
If fber is a problem in your
diet, eating a healthy portion of beans each day can keep your digestive
system healthy
.
Oatmeal
Oatmeal is coming into popularity as a food that lowers blood
cholesterol
.
You can make it yourself with rolled oats or eat the instant
kind if you are in a hurry
.
Oatmeal is a flling grain that also provides
much needed fber to keep hunger at bay and your blood sugar constant
.
Fruits
Fruits are flled with antioxidants such as Vitamin C and A
.
Antioxidants fght free radical damage in the body and reduce the risk of
cancer
.
Berries such as blueberries and grapes have the highest amount
of antioxidants
.
But choose an array of fruits in a wide variety of colors
for maximum health
.
Te antioxidants in fruit boost the immune system
to fght the efects of aging in the body
.
Allium foods
Tis class of foods includes garlic, onions, leeks and
shallots
.
Garlic is known for lowering cholesterol
.
Allium vegetables
healp guard the body against the risk of cancer and many other ailments
.
Tey also help lower blood pressure and prevent blood clots
.
Eating
these power packed vegetables in their natural state especially garlic
increases their health benefts
.
Salmon
Eating foods rich in omega
-
3 fatty acids reduces the risk of
heart disease and other conditions like atherosclerosis
.
Wild salmon is a
fatty fsh but it contains good fats that has been proven to improve health
in children and adults
.
Salmon is rich in protein which is of great use
afer an exercise session to build muscle tissue
.
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