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Top 5 Foods to Incorporate into Your Diet

As much as your medications may help with your health and medical needs, always be sure to pay careful attention to what you eat!

Here are some helpful facts about 5 superfoods that you should have in your fridge. They will not only help fight the speculated causes of cancer, but improve your brain health, lower cholesterol and maintain a healthy immune system!

Overall – the more nutrient-rich foods you eat, the better you will live, look, and feel!

apple

Apples:

The world-famous apple is a low glycemic fruit, which means that it won’t increase blood sugar as much as bananas, grapes and especially raisins. Always think twice about the sugar levels in your fruit!

Apples also help increase the production of saliva in your mouth, which helps prevent tooth decay and lowers the levels of bacteria in your mouth. 

avocado

Avocados

There are two types of fats, good fats, and bad fats! Avocados are rich in healthy fats that our bodies need to control hunger and maintain a healthy, balanced metabolism.

Concerned about your eyes? Avocados are an excellent source of carotenoid lutein- a compound that protects eyes from degeneration and cataracts.

Flaxseed

Flaxseed

The easiest part about this tiny superfood is that you can add it to smoothies, baked goods and sprinkle it onto virtually any meal! Check out this list of just some of the health benefits of incorporating flaxseed into your diet.

  • Omega 3 fats – known to lower risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Anti-cancer hormone balancing compounds called lignans, an important source of dietary fiber and antioxidants
  • Dietary fiber for a healthy gut
  • Essential vitamins and minerals 

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Mushrooms have been known for their generous healing properties for centuries- but what exactly sets them apart from the fruits and vegetables of the world?

Mushrooms contain a very high amount of the mineral selenium- which detoxifies build up in your body and boosts the performance of enzymes in your liver.

garlic

Garlic

Bad breath aside- garlic is a host to countless beneficial nutrients, including vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, copper, allicin, sulphur and calcium.

Vitamin B6 improves mood, allicin helps stop hair loss and did you know that it can even help soothe and fight psoriasis thanks to its sulphur-rich compounds?

Garlic is very anti-inflammatory too- which aids in the prevention of certain types of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

 

 

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