Hero Foods part 1
They are a cancer fighting superfood bursting with antioxidants that fight cancer and other diseases.
Have cholesterol lowering properties and promote heart health.
Prevent macular degeneration.
Promote urinary health.
Have been called “brain food” and can help with Alzheimer’s prevention.
Anti-aging foods can delay and reverse the signs of aging.
Help protect circulatory health.
Are an excellent anti-diabetes food, both in prevention and control of the disease.
Are one of nature’s perfect anti-inflammatory foods.
Help to promote and maintain digestive health.
Aid with weight loss and a healthy diet.
Lowers blood sugar levels
Improve heart health, boost circulation, thins blood and helps protect against strokes
Provides pain relief & reduces inflammation
Acts as a therapeutic & relaxant
Limits spreading of prostate cancer
Lowers risk of stomach cancer
Chili peppers help to burn fat
Broccoli is very low in calories, provides just 34 cal per 100 g. However, it is rich in dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants that have proven health benefits.
Studies have shown that these compounds by modifying positive signalling at molecular receptor levels help protect from prostate, colon, urinary bladder, pancreatic, and breast cancers.
Fresh vegetable is exceptionally rich source of vitamin-C. Provides 89.2 mg or about 150% of RDA per 100 g. Vitamin-C is a powerful natural anti-oxidant and immune modulator, helps fight against flu causing viruses.
It is also a good source of minerals like calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc and phosphorus.
Broccoli leaves (green tops) are an excellent source of carotenoids and vitamin A; (provide 16000 IU of vitamin A per 100 g) contain these compounds several times more than in the roots.
All citrus fruits are high in vitamin C and limonene, thought to inhibit breast cancer. They are all antioxidants and have anti-cancer properties.
Red grapefruit is high in cancer-fighting lycopene.
Oranges are a good source of choline, which improves mental functioning.
The combinations are carotenoids, flavonoids, terpenes, limonoids and coumarins make citrus a total cancer fighting package.
Grapefruit- Rich in beta-carotene, folic acid, C, small amounts of B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, E. Rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, small amounts of copper, iron, manganese and zinc.
Lemons- Rich in C, small amounts of B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and biotin. Rich in calcium, chlorine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur, small amounts of copper and iron.
Oranges- Rich in beta carotene, C, small amounts of B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, E. Rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, small amounts of copper, iron, manganese and zinc.
Limes- Rich in beta carotene, folic acid, copper, iron and zinc, C, small amounts of B1, B2, B3, B5. Rich in calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, small amounts
Tangerines- Rich in beta carotene, folic acid, C, small amounts of B1, B2, B3, B5. Rich in calcium, chlorine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur, small amounts of copper, iron and zinc.
By combining soluble and insoluble fiber, oatmeal lowers bad cholesterol. Daily intake of 3 gms of soluble fiber from oatmeal reduces risk of heart diseases.
Stabilized blood sugar
With a low glycemic index oatmeal is assimilated slowly, keeping sugar levels stable. The American Diabetes Association recommends a daily fiber intake of 20 - 35 gms. One cup of cooked oatmeal supplies 4 gms.
High fiber content of oats is anti carcinogenic, effective especially for colon cancer. Whole oats result in bulky stool, which in turn dilutes carcinogens.
Enhanced fitness levels
Oatmeal helps in fighting obesity as its soluble fiber slows down digestion, thus increasing the sense of fullness.
Oats not only add fiber to your food but also add zing to it. Rolled oats have long been a staple diet of athletes especially weight trainers. So start on your oat diet and see positive change in your life.
Thin the blood: When consumed, they’ve been shown to thin the blood, which can be helpful in the prevention of heart disease, such as heart attacks and stroke.
Antioxidants: They also are high in antioxidants, and so might be helpful in the prevention of many different types of cancer.
Joint health: Your joints will also love you for consuming garlic on a regular basis — a study found that people who consumed higher amounts of garlic (and other allium vegetables, such as leeks, chives, and onions) were less likely to get osteoarthritis than those who didn’t consume as much.
Increase absorption of iron and zinc: A study found that eating garlic with grains helped the absorption of these necessary minerals. This is especially important for vegetarians who may not get as much iron and zinc in their diet as a meat-eater.