Your idea of healthy foods may consist of visions of bland and unattractive looking foods that make you want to cringe. But healthy foods do not have to be tasteless! We will show you four foods that are not only healthy, tasty and good for you, but also simple to locate at the grocery store.
Surprisingly, Beets are considered to be one the best choices, health wise that you could add to your daily diet. Beets are rich in folate and betaine, nutrients known to lower homocysteine levels in the bloodstream. Damaged arteries and even even heart disease have been linked to Homocysteine. If you add beets to your diet, you will less the chance of developing these problems. This has been shown to be helpful in combating cancer when lab mice eat beets. You should consume beets while they are raw in order to gain the most health benefits. Add them to your salad after they have been shredded and soaked in lemon juice and olive oil.
Cinnamon is something that most of us only consume when mixed with sugar and applied to those delicious bakery rolls. But this spice not only tastes great, it is thought to help aid in regulating blood sugar levels and lessen the chance of heart disease. USDA studies shown that individuals with Type Two Diabetes, who ate two grams of cinnamon for a six week time frame, lowered the levels of cholesterol in their system, as well as lowered their blood sugar. Methylhydroxychalcone polymers are this spice's most active ingredient and it causes your body to break down sugar at a higher rate. A great way to eat it is over oatmeal, your cereal, or even add a little to your coffee.
The goji berry is a traditional Tibetan medicinal plant. There is more antioxidant power in the berry (which is the size of a raisin) than in any other fruit, according to research. Scientists have researched and found that the berry assists in decreasing the amount of insulin which is risky for those with diabetes. Enjoy a healthy breakfast in the morning by adding these berries your yogurt, cereal, oatmeal or jut plain raw.
Cabbage is extremely popular in Asia and Europe, and is rapidly becoming popular in America too. The nutrient sulforaphane is considered to be of the most benefit, due to its presumed ability to reduce the risk of the development of cancer. The way it achieves this is by eliminating the body against free radicals and also by raising the production of specific enzymes that protect against cell damage. This good tasting item can be used as a shredded topping for burgers and sandwiches. Alternately, you can make a nice salad using it, along with carrots and apples.