Top Ten Foods that Pack a Punch

A regular consumption of:


  1. Tomatoes, rich in the red pigment lycopene, lowers the risk of prostate cancer by about 40 percent.
  2. Nuts lowers LDL cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  3. Soy, rich in isoflavones, helps maintain bone density and optimal cardiovascular function, and lowers the risk of heart disease and various cancers.
  4. Grapes, rich in trans-resveratrol and other flavonoids, decreases the risk of blood clots and hence the risk of strokes.
  5. Broccoli, rich in isothiocyanates and indoles, lowers the risk of breast and colon cancer.
  6. Oatmeal, rich in beta-glucans, lowers blood cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease.
  7. Blueberries, rich in antioxidant pigments (anthocyanins), delay age-related declines in nerve and cognitive function, and help fight urinary tract infections.
  8. Oranges, protects against cancer and stroke with its 100-plus cancer-fighting phytochemicals.
  9. Cabbage protects against stroke and cancer due to its content of folic acid, potassium, and indoles.
  10. Flaxseed meal, with its rich content of lignans and omega-3 fat, inhibits breast cancer and possesses anti-inflammatory activity.

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