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Top 10 foods

Discussion in 'Indian Diet & Nutrition' started by ankita_chitnis, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. ankita_chitnis

    ankita_chitnis Bronze IL'ite

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    Hey All,

    Here is a list of top 10 foods for a healthy living. A diet rich in these top 10 foods can never go wrong.

    1. Soy
    Research shows that soy contains plant substances called isoflavones that help to ward off heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis. This humble bean is an excellent source of protein and contains little to no cholesterol or saturated fat.

    2. Broccoli
    This green giant is a nutritional powerhouse. Part of broccoli?s protection is derived from phytochemicals, plant compositions that appear to halt tumour growth and give your immune system a boost. This complete vegetable also provides an excellent source of vitamin C.

    3. Salmon
    Many North Americans are deficient in an essential fatty acid called omega-3. Salmon and other cold-water fish (e.g. tuna, mackerel and halibut) contain oils that are rich in omega-3. This "good fat" will protect your arteries against plaque build up and is effective in lowering the "bad" cholesterol.

    4. Brown rice
    Think brown instead of white for weight loss, a healthy colon and a decrease in cholesterol. High in fibre and loaded with vitamin B, folacin, iron, potassium, zinc and trace minerals, there is no beating this mealtime staple.

    5. Water
    Although technically not a "food", the body is completely dependent on water for survival. Dehydration is one of the main causes of fatigue and muscular stiffness. By drinking six, eight-ounce glasses of water daily, you will notice a dramatic increase in energy levels and in the health and vitality of your hair and skin.

    6. Berries
    Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries - you name it, they've got it. These colourful gifts from nature contain substances that offer protection against cancer, harmful bacteria such as E.coli and help in fighting off urinary-tract infections.

    7. Omega-3 eggs
    Eating omega-3 eggs in moderation (no more than five per week) is an excellent way to sneak in more of this "good fat" into your diet. This type of egg is now available in most grocery stores.

    8. Yams
    A healthier alternative to the white potato. Yams are filled with carotenes that provide protection against tumour growth and heart disease. To include more carotenes, also think orange and green - carrots, squash, apricots, spinach and broccoli.

    9. Seeds
    An excellent snack food high in omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and iron. For optimal nutritional value, it is best to eat seeds raw. Sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds are delicious sprinkled over top of a salad.

    10. Garlic
    This sometimes stinky food is a powerful anti-fungal, an anti-viral and an anti-bacterial. Studies show garlic lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. In order to benefit from these health-boosting effects, it is important to mash the garlic prior to eating.
     
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  2. ish333

    ish333 Senior IL'ite

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    Thank you anthika for the valuable post

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    skalluri Gold IL'ite

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    very informative.. thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thanks for such a valuable information
     
  5. deepalakshmiks

    deepalakshmiks Senior IL'ite

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    Thanks for sharing the valuable information. :thumbsup
     
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    aharia Silver IL'ite

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    very informative.thanks for sharing.
     
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    susri Silver IL'ite

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    Dear Ankita, thanks for your info.
     
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    Marikeerthi Bronze IL'ite

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    Thanks for such a valuable information:thumbsup
     
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    Hi Ankita
    This is very informative, thaks for sharing. IL is a great place:)
    Jsree
     
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    Thanks for sharing,...but how about fruits like banana is not belong?
     

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