Super Foods

If these foods are super foods for people over 50, they can’t be all that bad for people under 50 as far as I’m concerned. Here are  what are considered super foods, what they are high or low in and some benefits from the food.

  • Apples – potassium, antioxidants, vitamin C, soluble fiber; lower cholesterol & slow uptake of glucose, blood sugar levels
  • Asparagus – lycopene, vitamin A, protein, iron; prostate protection, risk reduction of prostate cancer, immune system and eye health, reduce cholesterol, encourage heart health
  • Blueberries – soluble fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, antioxidants, manganese; lower cholesterol, slow uptake of glucose, blood sugar levels
  • Broccoli – high fiber, antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin B9, vitamin K; benefits eyes, red blood cells, immune system, bones and tissues
  • Butternut Squash – high beta-carotene,vitamin C, high fiber; heart health, high fiber, lower cholesterol, good blood sugar levels
  • Dark Chocolate – antioxidants; helps prevent heart attacks, lower blood pressure, decrease strokes in women
  • Coffee –  less hearth and respiratory diseases, strokes, injury and accidents, diabetes, infections, breast cancer, less risk of developing Alzheimer’s
  • Fava Beans – Low-fat, no cholesterol, high fiber, B vitamins, manganese, iron, potassium
  • Greek Yogurt – fewer carbs, less sugar and salt, more protein and probiotics than American-style yogurt
  • Green Kale – omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin K high fiber calcium, lutein; blood clotting, bone health, eye health
  • Oatmeal – high soluble-fiber, lower cholesterol, low fat, high iron and other minerals
  • Olive Oil – high monosaturated fat, lower cholesterol, decrease in heart disease, low insulin levels, control of blood sugar, vitamin K, blood clotting aided, vitamin E, creates red blood cells
  • Pears – high soluble fiber, healthy blood sugar levels, lowers diabetes risk, reduce risk of colon cancer, vitamin C, folic acid, antioxidants, potassium
  • Quinoa – antioxidants, vitamins, B2, magnesium, copper, iron, phosphorus, high fiber, gluten-free
  • Salmon – high omega-3 fatty acids, reduce risk of heart attacks and irregular heartbeats, lowers blood pressure, builds brain cell membranes

Keep your fork

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