Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ten superfoods to get into your diet

Excerpts from an article from the NY Diet Examiner 2/27/09 by Lorinda Chamberlain

Water is the greatest source of nature's bounty. You can't go wrong with it unless you turn it into a sugary drink. Nature also provides a plethora of goodies that give you everything you need to keep your body working well, your hormones in check and a smile on your face. Here is a selection of those great foods that you will want to incorporate into your daily eating:

  1. Walnuts
  2. Celery
  3. Star fruit - They are a great source of vitamin C, a vital antioxidant that supports the immune system in wound healing and the fight against infection. Anyone with gum disease, toxicity or cardiovascular disease can benefit from increasing their vitamin C intake using this tasty change of fruit in your diet. The antioxidant beta-carotene is also present in star fruit. Beta-carotene has protective effects for the skin, eyes and lungs.
  4. Pumpkin seeds
  5. Cacao beans
  6. Goji berries
  7. Kale
  8. Beets
  9. Whole-wheat pasta
  10. Quinao