Fruits and vegetables--tasty as well as healthful. .
* Broccoli. Contains a phytochemical that may prevent growth of cancer tumors and lutein, a powerful vision-protecting antioxidant. Include broccoli on the menu two to three times a week.
* Vegetables--all kinds. They are high in nutrients and low in calories. One cup of vegetables is about 50 calories. In comparison, one cup of M&Ms contains 850 calories! Eat vegetables every day.
* Apples. Have one a day. They are a good source of phenol antioxidants, which protect the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol from getting oxidized. Remember, oxidized LDL is bad for the arteries.
* Soy nuts. They are high in protein and a source of isoflavones, which may protect the heart and bones and reduce the risk of cancer.
* Fish, especially salmon and tuna, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, taste great, and can be prepared many ways. Eat a three-ounce portion once a week.
* Nuts. They are high in monounsaturated fat and are a great snack. Pistachios for snacking and toasted almonds for salads are especially recommended.
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|Publication:||USA Today (Magazine)|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2003|
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