These “super” foods are proven, expert beloved disease fighters and energy boosters. Add them to your meals and get on the fast track to a completely healthy body.
Just one lemon has more than 100 percent of your daily intake of vitamin
C, which may help increase “good” HDL cholesterol levels and strengthen
bones. Citrus flavonoids found in lemons may help inhibit the growth of cancer cells and act as an anti-inflammatory.
Few foods measure up to the disease-fighting potential of broccoli. This
veg is packed with antioxidants that help reduce the risk
of stomach, lung and rectal cancers. One medium stalk of broccoli contains more than 100 percent of your
daily vitamin K requirement and almost 200 percent of your recommended
daily dose of vitamin C (two essential bone-building nutrients). The same serving also helps stave off numerous cancers.
And because broccoli is rich in
beta-carotene, vitamin C and folate, it is also good at boosting your
immunity to colds and flus.
Though technically a fruit, tomatoes are most often served like a
vegetable. Full of lycopene, these teasty red balls are renowned for
their cancer-fighting capabilities. They are full of vitamins from
vitamins A to K, they
also keep our blood pressure normal and help to reduce the number of
free radicals in our bodies.
Rich in healthy, satisfying fats proven in one study to lower
cholesterol by about 22 percent. One has more than half the fiber and 40
percent of the folate you need daily, which may reduce your risk of
heart disease. Each serving of avocado offers nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients!
Spinach is an excellent source of almost every vitamin and nutrient you need.
Scientists believe a diet heavy in spinach may be able to prevent
everything from heart disease to colon cancer, and arthritis to
These orange-wonders are loaded with eye, skin and hair-enriching
nutrients. They’re also the richest vegetable source of some important
antioxidants, like vitamin A. And because they’re rich in vitamin C,
carrots protect your cardiovascular system from damage.