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HEALTH IS WHAT MATTERS January 12, 2009

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The 10 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating

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  1. Beets: Think of beets as red spinach. They are a rich source of folate as well as natural red pigments that may be cancer fighters.
  2. Cabbage: Loaded with nutrients like sulforaphane, a chemical said to boost cancer-fighting enzymes.
  3. Swiss chard: A leafy green vegetable packed with carotenoids that protect aging eyes.
  4. Cinnamon: May help control blood sugar and cholesterol.
  5. Pomegranate juice: Appears to lower blood pressure and loaded with antioxidants.
  6. Dried plums: Okay, so they are really prunes, but they are packed with antioxidants.
  7. Pumpkin seeds: The most nutritious part of the pumpkin and packed with magnesium; high levels of the mineral are associated with lower risk for early death.
  8. Sardines: Dr. Bowden calls them “health food in a can.” They are high in omega-3’s, contain virtually no mercury and are loaded with calcium. They also contain iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese as well as a full complement of B vitamins.
  9. Turmeric: The “superstar of spices,” it may have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
  10. Frozen blueberries: Even though freezing can degrade some of the nutrients in fruits and vegetables, frozen blueberries are available year-round and don’t spoil; associated with better memory in animal studies.
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