Foods for Better Health
Want to look great and live longer? The
real secret can be found in the
foods you eat. Nutritionist Bonnie Taub-Dix finds five foods that
help prevent disease and make us look and feel great.
Soy — A fantastic food for our health. It lowers cholesterol, and
reduces the incidence of osteoporosis as well as breast cancer and
disease. Staving off osteoporosis is of particular importance
many women are at risk for it. Soy is not just tofu; you can find
soy nuts, which are a great snack food and good for sprinkling on
salad, or soy burgers, which come prepared. To enjoy soy burgers,
heat them up; they are great with a slice of melted Swiss and some
lettuce and tomato on a whole-grain bun. Most supermarkets carry
Salad — Certain salad ingredients are going to do more for your
others. For example, using leafy greens (such as romaine or
your base rather than iceberg lettuce is going to increase your
folic acid. Folic acid is extremely important for pregnant women
women in their childbearing years. If you include carrots in that
you're getting a powerful anti-oxidant that reduces the risk of
disease and cancer. Broccoli should also make an appearance. It is
great source of calcium as well as vitamin C. Of course, it's not
without tomato, and in tomatoes you'll find another powerful
that reduces the risk of prostate cancer. It becomes more potent,
however, when it is consumed in the form of cooked tomato
as stewed tomatoes or fresh tomato sauce.
Fish — Fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are extremely
the body. They decrease the incidence of heart disease and breast
When selecting a fresh piece of fish at the market, you want to
a firm fillet that has a healthy sheen to it and that doesn't
"fishy." Fish is very easy to prepare. The best way to maintain
omega-3 fatty acids is to poach the fish. Season it with a little
dill and some freshly ground pepper, maybe a little bit of coarse
you'll need only about one minute per inch of thickness for
Very easy, very tasty and great for you!
Bread — Whole grains provide us with fiber, and fiber has been
again and again to reduce the risk of colon cancer. Shoot for 30
fiber per day.
Blueberries — Blueberries are practically a dessert item, so it's
be able to include them as part of a healthy diet. And it's easy
convince the kids to eat them as well. Much like cranberries, they
used to reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections.
also a powerful anti-oxidant, reducing the risk of many cancers as
as things such as memory loss.