Good Health Today

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

5 Foods for Instant Healthier Diet

Have you ever said to yourself that "I want to start eatinghealthy?" Then only to figure out you don't know where tostart. The first idea is often fruits and vegetables whichare important though there is more to eating healthy. LiveLean Today has listed 5 foods that will work perfect forany person to add to their diet and it will becomeinstantly healthier. You can plug these foods and moreinto you own online diet plan.


They earn super status for their ability to help fight offnasty urinary tract infections. About 10 ounces of juice aday does the trick. Plus, recent research shows thatcranberries might also help fend off colds and fightstomach bugs, gum disease, and certain types of cancer. Adda little unsweetened cranberry juice to smoothies, andsprinkle some dried berries into cereal and muffin mix. Cranberries are great to add to any weight managementprogram.


These nuts are rich in omega-3s, which help reduceinflammation and increase good cholesterol. They may evenhelp with depression and reduce your risk of Parkinson'sand Alzheimer's diseases. Top your salad with 1/4 cup ortry them in pesto.


The humble legume may prevent heart disease and help headoff colon cancer. Rich in two heart-friendlyphytochemicals, beans are packed with magnesium, potassium,folate, and fiber. Get a 1/2 cup five to six times per weekby adding canned kidney and garbanzo beans (rinse and drainfirst) to salads, burritos, and dips.


Studies show that eating seafood rich in omega-3s at leasttwice a week could reduce your risk of heart disease. Andthe reports say women of childbearing age and nursingmothers can safely eat as much as 12 ounces of seafood aweek if they avoid high-mercury swordfish, shark, tilefish,and king mackerel; albacore tuna should be limited to 6ounces a week.


Loaded with the antioxidant lycopene, tomatoes and cookedtomato products pack a big health punch (at 32 milligrams,1 cup of spaghetti sauce serves up the day's recommendedintake). Studies show that women with lycopene-rich dietscan have as much as a 50 percent lower risk of developingbreast cancer. The antioxidant can also lower your bloodpressure and bad cholesterol, and may even reduce your riskof getting macular degeneration and a host of cancers.

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