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Foods that
have powerful
Health
benefits!
1
Superfoods are Nutritional
Powerhouse Foods
• Nutrient dense foods (low calorie, high nutrient).
• They are proven to help prevent and reverse aging,
cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes,
hypertension, certain cancers, dementia, and
extend your lifespan.
Key Vocabulary
• Antioxidant
– prevent the creation of “free radicals”, which cause
damage to the cells
• Carotenoid
– colorful plant pigments; owerful antioxidants that can
help prevent cancer and heart disease; enhance your
immune response to infections.
• Phytonutrients
– nonvitamin, nonmineral components in food that
provide health benefits.
• Flavonoid (a type of antioxidant)
– Compounds with anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-tumor,
anti-inflammatory, antiallergenic
INTRODUCING
THE
SUPERFOODS
Beans
• Low-fat
protein
• Fiber
• B Vitamins
• Iron
• Phytonutrients
Blueberries
• One of the top
3 Superfoods!
• One of the
foods highest
in antioxidants
Broccoli
• One of the
most powerful
foods in one’s
dietary arsenal
against cancer!
Oats
• It can lower
cholesterol
levels, especially
LDL (bad)
• Antioxidants (93% of daily Vit C)
• 170 cancer-fighting phytochemicals
• Reduce arthritis, cancer, asthma,
diabetes and obesity.
• Only 60 calories
Pumpkin
• One of the most
nutritionally
valuable foods
we have
• High in Vit A,
Potassium,
cancer fighting
agents
WILD SALMON
• AHA
recommends
fish 2x/week
• Rich in
Omega-3
fatty acids
• Inexpensive source of
protein
• Vitamin Rich
• Lots of fiber
• Plant source of omega-3
fatty acids
• Offers a wealth of
phytonutrients
Spinach
• Flavonoids
• Antioxidants
– Vit C, Vit A, Zinc, Vit E
• Anti-inflammatory
• Helps prevent heart attack and
stroke
• Maintains bone strength
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Cheap
No calories
Relaxation
Tastes good
Lowers blood
pressure
• Reduces Cancer
• Excellent
source of
lycopene, that
helps prevent
cancer, raises
the SPF factor
of your skin,
helps prevent
blindness
Turkey
• One of the
leanest protein
sources
• Inexpensive
• Lower in
saturated fat
than chicken
• Reduce risk of
heart disease,
diabetes and
cancer
• High in Vitamin C
and natural oils
that diminish
signs of aging.
Yogurt
• Contributes to
the balance of
microorganisms
in the body
• Digestible form
of milk products
that provide
calcium
Avocados
• One of the most
nutritionallydense fruits per
gram
• Improves body’s
ability to absorb
nutrients
• Healthy fats
Cinnamon
• Cinnamon
functions as a
“brain boost”
Encourages
cognitive ability
• Is a glucose
moderator and
is antibacterial
Eggs
• Do NOT raise
cholesterol!
• High complete
protein, low calorie
• 20% RDI Vitamin D
• Full of antioxidants
• Help with weight loss
Extra Virgin Olive
Oil
• Reduces the risk for
breast/ colon
cancer
• Lowers blood
pressure
• Improves
cardiovascular
health
• Good source of
vitamin E
Garlic
• It is a antiinflammatory and has
antiviral properties
• Has been used to
treat stroke, cancer,
immune disorders,
arthritis, and cerebral
aging
Honey
Sweet Potato
• Have in cancer
fighting antioxidants
• High in Beta-carotene
• Known for antiinflammatory
properties
• Help stabilize blood
sugar levels
Pomegranates
• They have 2 to 3
times the
antioxidant
power of equal
amounts of
green tea or red
wine!
Apples
• Have been proven
to be potent
weapons against
cancer, heart
disease, asthma,
and type II diabetes
compared with
other fruits and
vegetables
Red Cabbage
• Contains compounds that
reduce risks of cancer
significantly.
• It can also purify your
blood, kill viruses and
bacteria, and help to
improve your immune
system.
• Excellent source of
Vitamins C and K