Magazine article Work & Family Life

The 11 Best Foods You Are (Probably Not) Eating

Magazine article Work & Family Life

The 11 Best Foods You Are (Probably Not) Eating

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Your grocery shopping list may not include these foods but perhaps it should. "The 11 Best Foods You Aren't Eating" from New York Times health columnist Tara Parker-Pope are based on Dr. Jonny Bowden's book "The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth."

1 Beets Think of them as red spinach because they're a rich source of folate plus natural red pigments that may be cancer fighters. HOW TO EAT: Fresh, raw and grated in a cold salad. (Heating decreases the antioxidant power.)

2 Cabbage Loaded with nutrients that boost cancer-fighting enzymes. HOW TO EAT: As a slaw or crunchy topping on burgers and sandwiches.

3 Swiss (hard A leafy green packed with carotenoidsthat protect aging eyes. HOW TO EAT: Chop and saute in olive oil.

4 Cinnamon May help control blood sugar and cholesterol. HOW TO EAT: Sprinkle on coffee or oatmeal.

5 Pomegranates May help lower blood pressure. Rich with antioxidants. HOW TO EAT: Munch on the seeds and drink the iuice.

6 Dried plums Yes, of course, they are really prunes, loaded with antioxidants. …

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