Which seeds protect the body from toxic compounds in plastics?
Flax seeds, sprinkled on your cereal or yogurt, are a cancer-preventing food that can also protect you from toxins in plastics and in meat, dairy and pesticides.
Which vegetable shields against breast cancer?
Cauliflower and broccoli contain di-indolylmethane, which shields against breast and hormone-related cancers.
Which fruit is anti-inflammatory?
Blueberries have vitamins B-6, B-12 and C, folic acid and potassium with antioxidants that have powerful anti-inflammatory actions to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
What kind of beverage shields against skin cancer?
Green tea contains antioxidants that help kill existing cancer cells and shield against skin and breast cancer.
What leafy green alternative to potato chips fights against cervical cancer?
Kale and other leafy greens contain folic acid, a vitamin that fights against cervical cancer. You can bake kale to make a snack alternative to potato chips.
What monounsaturated fat prevents inflammation?
Olives and olive oil contain antioxidants, which promote heart health, lower bad cholesterol and have anti-inflammatory effects.
Which green protects your eyes from macular degeneration?
Spinach is a source of leutin, a carotenoid that protects the eyes from macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in seniors.
Which spice slows the development of rheumatoid arthritis?
Turmeric slows the development of rheumatoid arthritis and bolters the immune system. Curcumin, the active component in turmeric, bolsters the immune system.
What fish helps regulate your mood?
Wild Alaskan Salmon, rich in oomega-3 fatty acid, helps to regulate your mood. This might be a benefit to you during menopause.
What meat substitute may reduce the risk of colon cancer?
Beans, loaded with soluble fiber, help reduce cholesterol, promote heart health and may reduce the risk of colon cancer. They contain high levels of protein and can be used as a substitute for red meat.
Which red fruit reduces the risk of heart attack?
Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that reduces the risk of heart attack, breast cancer and cervical cancer. Cooking tomatoes can make it easier for the body to absorb the lycopene.
Enjoy these foods and feel even better knowing they are keeping you healthier than you realized.
Based on an article by Homecare Assistance.
Jaleh Neshat, Home Care Assistance, Raleigh, NC, where the focus is on The Balanced Care Method™ for home healthcare or care services in North Carolina. Read more how-to information on care in the home on the website.