Proven disease fighters and energy boosters
(From the editors of Fitness) These 10 superfoods are proven, expert-beloved disease fighters and energy boosters. Add them to your meals and get on the fast track to a super-healthy body.
Healthy Food #1: Lemons
Just one lemon has more than 100 percent of your daily intake of vitamin C, which may help increase “good” HDL cholesterol levels and strengthen bones.
Citrus flavonoids found in lemons may help inhibit the growth of cancer cells and act as an anti-inflammatory.
Healthy Food #2: Dark Chocolate
Just one-fourth of an ounce daily can reduce blood pressure in otherwise healthy individuals.
Cocoa powder is rich in flavonoids, antioxidants shown to reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol and increase “good” HDL levels.
Quick Tip: A dark chocolate bar contains about 53.5 milligrams of flavonoids; a milk chocolate bar has fewer than 14.
Healthy Food #3: Salmon
Quick Tip: Opt for wild over farm-raised, which contains 16 times as much toxic PCBS as wild salmon. SEE THE FULL LIST AT FITNESS.COM.