A Few More Superfoods


Oranges are great for you because they have vitamin C, folate, limonene, pectin, fiber, potassium, and polyphenols. You should eat 1 serving daily of oranges. The vitamin C in them helps fight away current and future health problems you may have, prevents cancers, common colds, cardio/stroke problems. Our bodies are unable to produce vitamin C on their own so you need to replace the vitamin C from dietary sources. Your daily intake should be 350 mg. Did you know that the concentration of vitamin C in orange pulp is double that found in the peel and 10 times of that found in juice without pulp, so buy the juice with the pulp!

Beans are great because they are low in fat, have a lot of protein, fiber, vitamin B, iron, folate, potassium, magnesium, phytonutrients. There are so many different types of beans that you have such a vast choice. You should have about 4 1/2 cups a week of beans. They help to lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar and reduce obesity. Beans are great hot or cold. They are very inexpensive and loaded with fiber. They provide you with fulfillment with minimal calories. They also prevent gall bladder surgery.


Cinnamon has an effect on blood glucose levels, triglycerides and cholesterol. Cinnamon is still being researched as to why it's a superfood, but scientist can say that it is a superfood.


Oats are loaded with fiber, beat glucen, they are low calorie, full of proteins, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper, selenium and thiamin. You should have 10 grams of whole grains a day. Oats help to reduce cholesterol, diabetes, cancers, stokes and obesity. Oats have two super side kicks. One is flax seeds, flax seeds are the best plant source of omega 3 fatty acids. Flax seeds are great to sprinkle on oatmeal, yogurt, pancakes, and muffins. You should only consume 1 to 2 tablespoons of flax seeds a day. The second super side kick is wheat germ, the same things you can put flax seeds on are also great to put wheat germ on. You should consume no more then 2 tablespoons of wheat germ a day. Other sources of oats are quinoa, millet and buckwheat. I've been cooking with all of these instead of pasta lately because of the benefits.


Tomatoes main ingredient is lycopene which is a powerful antioxidant. They are very low in calories, full of vitamin C and lots of alpha/beta carotene. You should have 1 serving processed daily. Tomatoes reduce cancers, coronary artery disease and sun related skin damages.

*All information has been adapted from SuperFoods HealthStyle By Dr. Steven Pratt.*

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