Saturday, March 26, 2011

Want to Know the Six Most Ideal Foods to Eat?

Well, there is substance between that old saying that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.  A fresh apple can provide about five grams of dietary fiber and is a great source of antioxidants like quercetin to keep you healthy.

Beans are another helpful food to consider.  Cooking with dried beans is high in protein and fiber, but low in fat.  Eat them regularly and you may also protect yourself from breast cancer and heart disease.  They also will keep you regular.  Furthermore, you'll lose weight if you learn to cook with them and eat bean meals as I keep encouraging. 

Oats are also one of the nearly perfect foods to include in your diet.  Eating oatmeal or oat bran contains high levels of beta-glucan, a soluble fiber, helpful to stabilize blood sugar levels while lowering your bad cholesterol. 

Canned tomatoes (the kind without salt) are richer in the lycopene, the powerful antioxidant  that safeguards heart health and cancer prevention, than fresh tomatoes.

Dark chocolate is another super food with all the fantastic antioxidants it contains.  If you can manage to eat a little square per day, you can improve circulation and reduce your blood pressure.

Also, be sure to eat those sweet potatoes.  Just eating one can provide you with enough beta-carotene for the entire day.  It also has vitamin C and potassium.