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7 Powerful Foods to Add to Your Diet

Posted on: May 14th, 2015 by LAMedicalBlogger
Find out about these "superfoods" and how they can help you look and feel healthier!

These “superfoods” can help you look and feel healthier!

 

While popping a multivitamin each day might be beneficial and worthwhile, it is a lot more fun to eat real food! You can get most, if not all, of your essential nutrients by selecting the right combination of foods. It is all about which ones you choose!

The list of “superfoods” is always growing, but we want to highlight a few different items that can boost your immunity, decrease inflammation, build muscle and fight off disease. Try to work the following foods into your diet:

Dried plums: Dried plums, also called prunes, are rich in copper and boron, both of which can help prevent osteoporosis. Try four or five a day to increase your bone strength and boost your energy.

Spinach: Usually known as a muscle building, spinach is also rich in vitamin K, making it a bone builder. Spinach is also high in calcium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.

Blueberries: Blueberries are a small, but mighty, immunity booster. They can help prevent diseases from cancer to heart disease. Just one serving of blueberries contains more antioxidants than any other fruit.

Chocolate milk: Research shows that the calcium and vitamin D in chocolate milk helps preserve cartilage and joint health. Drinking one large glass after you work out will boost your muscle growth and speed up recovery.

Olive oil: Extra-virgin olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, which can reduce inflammation in cells and joints.

Almonds: Another tasty inflammation fighter is almonds. This energy-rich snack helps lower bad cholesterol and can lower blood sugar in those with diabetes. Be sure to keep the skins on – they are full of antioxidants!

Pineapple: Pineapples have a mix of vitamins, antioxidants and enzymes that benefits the entire body. They can protect against colon cancer, arthritis and macular degeneration. Dish up half a cup, two or three times a week!

LA Medical recognizes that the fuel you give your body is important for keeping it healthy. You can find more information about nutrition and healthy living in our previous blog posts.

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