The Best Things You Can Eat: For Everything from Aches to Zzzz, the Definitive Guide to the Nutrition-Packed Foods that Energize, Heal, and Help You Look Great

The Best Things You Can Eat: For Everything from Aches to Zzzz, the Definitive Guide to the Nutrition-Packed Foods that Energize, Heal, and Help You Look Great

David Grotto

Language: English

Pages: 356

ISBN: 2:00147223

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Is an orange or a guava the best source of vitamin C? Is farm-raised or wild salmon higher in omega 3 fats? If you’ve always wondered what foods to turn to when you need more fiber in your diet or which foods you can count on when you’ve got an upset stomach, The Best Things You Can Eat as the answers, and even a few surprises. Registered Dietitian and bestselling author David Grotto draws on the latest nutritional and scientific research to assemble the most authoritative compilation of food rankings ever produced.

Here are just some of the useful lists you’ll find inside:
* 8 Best Foods for Lowering Cholesterol
* Top 6 Foods to Control Your Blood Pressure
* 7 Best Foods for Stopping Bad Breath
* 5 Best Foods to Slow Down Aging
* Top 5 Foods for Numbing Aches and Pains













acid (DHA), a form of omega-3s that has been well studied in its ability to protect and stimulate cognition and learning centers in the brain. Sixth: Prune Juice Besides being an excellent source of vitamin B6, prunes are also a good source of vitamin A and fiber, and are loaded with polyphenols that help fight heart disease and cancer. Vitamin B6 has mild diuretic qualities and may help in controlling hypertension. Prune juice also contains additional plant nutrients known to exert a

good news! A Finnish study found that cheese-eating adolescent girls had stronger bones compared to than those who did not. Some hard cheese varieties, such as Parmigiano-Reggiano, are not only rich in protein and calcium but also possess prebiotic and probiotic properties; and one and a half ounces of aged Parmesan cheese is an excellent source of calcium (500 mg!), phosphorus, and protein. See pages 61 and 62 for more about hard cheese and Parmesan cheese. It takes ten pounds of cow’s milk to

of numerous vitamins and minerals (see page 133). Research studies have found that dried figs had substantially higher content of disease-fighting and anti-inflammatory phenolic compounds than did their fresh counterpart. Grapes and Raisins Fresh red or green grapes are a good source of vitamins B6 and K; their resveratrol, a polyphenol, has antioxidant and anticancer properties. Raisins are an excellent source of iron and a good source of fiber, phosphorus, and potassium. And grape juice

have strong anticancer properties. Purple sweet potatoes have been found to be quite effective in reducing exercise-induced oxidative damage and may offer powerful protection against cognitive deficits that lead to brain disorders. Tomatoes Americans eat between 22 and 24 pounds of tomatoes and tomato products per person per year! Tomatoes come in many different varieties and can be found at the store fresh or canned in many forms, including whole, chopped, puree, sauce, and paste. Cooked

iron, phosphorus, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K Kamut Calcium, copper, fiber, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, protein, thiamine, vitamin E, zinc Kefir Calcium, folate, magnesium, protein, riboflavin, vitamin B12 Kiwis Fiber, folate, potassium, vitamin C Lamb Choline, iron, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, protein, selenium, vitamin B12, zinc Lentils Biotin, fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, vitamin B6, zinc

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