Why You Should Eat Sardines Today

Why You Should Eat Sardines Today

Yes, sardines–the unpretentious little fish that comes in metal tins with peel off tops–are a nutritional powerhouse. And not only are they good for you, they’re cheap and come ready to eat, making them a perfect food for the prep-challenged. But what’s so great about sardines? Sardines are loaded with calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese. They are also a great source of nonmeat vitamin B12. In fact, one tin of sardines provides 150 percent of the […]

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Why You Should Eat Jicama Today

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A dietary staple in Latin America, jicama is a root vegetable that looks like a turnip with thin gray, tan, or brown skin and a white, fleshy interior. Raw jicama tastes similar to an apple crossed with a potato. Best of all, this healthy food is low in calories and fat, but high in fiber. A 60 g serving of jicama (about ½ cup) has only 25 calories, 5 g of carbohydrates, 3 g of dietary fiber, and 1 g […]

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Why You Should Eat Pineapple Today

Why You Should Eat Pineapple Today

Pineapples may be prickly on the outside, but they’re incredibly smooth tasting once you get past their rough exterior. And did you know pineapple can help digestion and treat muscle injuries? “A cup of cubed fresh pineapple has almost 100 percent of the daily value for manganese, an essential trace mineral needed for healthy skin, bone, and cartilage formation, as well as for glucose tolerance,” Dr. Jonny Bowden writes in 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth. “Pineapple also has between 25 […]

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Why You Should Eat Cinnamon and Cayenne Today

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We may not think of them as health foods, but many spices are actually considered super foods. Although earlier studies suggesting cinnamon could reduce blood sugar in people with diabetes have not lived up to the promise, this mild yet powerful spice has benefits that go beyond reducing blood sugar. Cinnamon’s phytochemical compounds, for example, help control cholesterol and triglycerides. Cinnamon also has high levels of inflammation-inhibiting antioxidants called polyphenols, which may protect against diseases related to oxidative damage, including […]

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Why You Should Eat Kimchi Today

Why You Should Eat Kimchi Today

Kimchi is a Korean fermented cabbage dish made with a mix of garlic, salt, vinegar, chili peppers, and other spices. Loaded with healthy bacteria and vitamins A, B, and C, kimchi is a nutritional powerhouse. “All three ingredients in kimchi—cabbage, onions and garlic—have both significant anticancer properties and significant heart benefits,” Jonny Bowden, author of 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, says. To make kimchi, cabbage is salted, seasoned, and stored in sealed containers to undergo lactic acid fermentation. “Almost all […]

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Why You Should Eat Pumpkin Seeds Today

Why You Should Eat Pumpkin Seeds Today

While pumpkin seeds are freshest in the fall, when pumpkins are in season, you don’t have to wait until Halloween to enjoy this nutty treat—they’re available all year round. Here’s why you should include pumpkin seeds in your diet. Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of the minerals phosphorus, magnesium and manganese, and a good source of iron, copper and zinc. In fact, zinc may contribute to pumpkin seeds’ role in maintaining prostate health—making it a wonderful addition to men’s […]

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Why You Should Eat Cherries Today

Why You Should Eat Cherries Today

Mmmm…. Cherries. They’re sweet, savory and sensational. But did you know cherries are also known as a super food? “Cherries are absolutely loaded with anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, anti-cancer compounds that don’t show up on your average nutrition facts label. These include quercetin, a member of the flavonoid family which has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties,” Dr. Jonny Bowden, author of 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, explains. “Cherries also contain anthocyanains which act like natural COX-2 inhibitors, reducing pain and inflammation. That’s […]

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Why You Should Eat Prunes Today

Why You Should Eat Prunes Today

Poor pitted prunes. Why do we make such a mockery of this sweet little fruit? Prunes, or dried plums, are naturally sweet, fat free and loaded with fiber, vitamins A, B, C and E, potassium, magnesium, and iron. Prunes can also help regulate blood glucose metabolism, correct and prevent iron deficiency, improve cardiovascular health, help fight osteoporosis, and regulate digestion. Plus, prunes ward off constipation. That’s because they contain sorbitol, a stool-loosening, non-fermentable sugar that helps desirable intestinal microorganisms develop. […]

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Why You Should Eat a Pomegranate Today

They are sweet, tart and tasty. If you’ve never had fresh pomegranate, now is the perfect time to experiment. That’s because they are only available September through January. Considered a super food, pomegranate contains calcium, potassium, and iron, as well as compounds known as phytonutrients, which help the body protect against heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. Pomegranates are also loaded with antioxidants and can neutralize more free radicals than red wine and green tea. In fact, a University […]

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