Last week I had a post discussing immune-boosting foods. Here’s a semi-followup, discussing a nice article from the New York Time’s always informative Well Blog. This time they review The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating. These foods all have an underlying similarity in terms of good nutrition and immune-boosting properties; many also taste really good (blueberries!). Here’s a sneak peek at their list:
Beets: Think of beets as red spinach, Dr. Bowden said, because they are a rich source of folate as well as natural red pigments that may be cancer fighters. How to eat: Fresh, raw and grated to make a salad. Heating decreases the antioxidant power.
Cabbage: Loaded with nutrients like sulforaphane, a chemical said to boost cancer-fighting enzymes. How to eat: Asian-style slaw or as a crunchy topping on burgers and sandwiches.
Swiss chard: A leafy green vegetable packed with carotenoids that protect aging eyes. How to eat it: Chop and saute in olive oil.
Cinnamon: May help control blood sugar and cholesterol. How to eat it: Sprinkle on coffee or oatmeal.
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