1. Green Tea. This ages-old health secret has been used as a natural remedy for everything from cancer to heart disease! Natur al and tasty it’s the quickest and easiest thing to make. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits.
  2. Garlic. It might leave breath less-than-desirable, but garlic can do more than give just magnificent flavor— they’ve been used for centuries as food and medicine. These days, garlic is used to treat anything from high blood pressure and heart disease. So why not add it to any meal to make something delicious plus it has the added benefit of keeping vampires away.
  3. Strawberries. Vitamin C is important and we all know that. Just one cup of these red beauties have the right amount of daily requirement for vitamin C (74 milligrams per day for women, 90 for men)! Studies suggest the antioxidant helps build and repair the body’s tissues, boosts immunity, and fights excess free radical damage. And the vitamin C in strawberries could help promote healthy eye function. Plus, it’s my favorite fruit.
  4. Pistachios. For a small healthy snack this is a must go. Pistachios hide lots of protein and fiber behind their earthy flavor and nutty crunch. Plus, they’re naturally cholesterol-free. And for those who don’t like bananas one-ounce serving of these nuts has almost as much potassium as one small banana.
  5. Eggs. Eggs are just great not only for cooking but also throwing and teaching young adults the lessons of parenthood. A relatively inexpensive protein source loaded with nutrients, eggs certainly earn a superfood status. A single large egg is just about 70 calories and offers six grams of protein. Eggs are also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for normal body function and heart health. Doesn’t that make you want to cook more!
  6. Black Pepper. Add a pinch of pepper to your meal to: Increase hydrochloric acid in the stomach to improve digestion, reduce intestinal gas, promote urination, stimulate fat cell breakdown, and add antioxidants to your recipe.
  7. Oatmeal. High in fiber, antioxidants, and tons of other nutrients, not much of a fan this breakfast staple, but it has been shown to help lower cholesterol levels, aid in digestion, and even improve metabolism. I also have some great recipes to make oatmeal much better.
  8. Salmon. This heart-healthy fish is packed with protein to add to your muscles mass and a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids, which studies suggest may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. And bonus points: Salmon may also protect skin from the sun and the damaging effects of UV rays. It’s the stake of the sea.
  9. Watermelon. Low in sugar and high in vitamins A and C, this summer treat is the prefect fresh, low-calorie snack. It’s also that time of the year where its hot as hell so it’s time to whip those babies out and bite into a watery, sweet snack
  10. Spinach. Who would have known it, that the magic green substance that Popeye always eats makes him stronger. Spinach strengthens the bones, balances the high acidic content of most American diets. And!!! Boosts the brainpower through omega-3 fatty acids also boosting the immune system with high concentrations of several essential vitamins.
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