Foods that keep you healthy (part-2)
Cabbage: Protects against cancer. In addition to high levels of antioxidants, vitamin C and beneficial minerals containing the strongly green vitamin K is essential for bone health. Green cabbage is an important source of calcium, which can be useful if, for example do not drink milk.
Onions: A medium sized onion a day lowers the risk of nine different types of cancer by between 25 – 80%, showing a large Italian study.
Olive oil: Is the oil contains mostly squalene, a useful hydrocarbon prevents cancer. Sharks have a high content of squalene in their tissues and appears to be resistant against cancer. Big users of olive oil have a lower risk for cancer.
Rape: The cooking oil is best for the heart.
Beetroot: Good source of iron and folate, which helps to keep blood pressure.
Soybeans: Contains nature’s own estrogens, phytoestrogens, which contributes to a natural way to relieve menopausal symptoms. Phytoestrogens reduce the risk of breast, prostate and colon cancer.
Tomatoes: The beautiful red color comes from lycopene, which is a relative of vitamin A. Lycopene prevents cancer and cardiovascular disease. But in order to assimilate lycopene in the best way, tomatoes are heated or cooked. It sounds strange, but just because the tomato sauce, tomato juice and ketchup better for your health than raw tomatoes.
Cranberries: Drinking cranberry juice is a good way to prevent urinary tract infections.
Walnuts: Good for all functions in the brain. Contains much vitamin E and the specific B-vitamin folate, which is blodfetts-lowering and thus reduces the risk of problems with the heart and arteries.
Garlic: Lowers cholesterol and therefore prevent atherosclerosis and heart disease.
Apple: In addition to amounts of vitamins and minerals it contains apple pectin, a soluble dietary fiber. Pectin reduces cholesterol and regulates blood sugar in a positive way.