Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Overweight
1. High-fiber cereal: Look for brands that include 5+ grams of fiber and 120 calories or less per serving. Good choices include Kashi Heart to Heart, Wheaties and Barbara’s Shredded Spoonfuls. (See related story: Got Roughage? 5 Reasons You Need a High-Fiber Diet)
2. Cucumbers: High in water and low in calories, this cool, crisp veggie makes you feel fuller longer.
3. Egg whites: Full of high-quality protein, this super food will rev your metabolism and help maintain lean body mass while you lose weight.
4. Sugarless gum: Give your taste buds a shot of flavor as you prevent yourself from popping something caloric in your mouth.
5. Hot skim café latté: Because it’s hot, you’ll sip slowly, which helps you to feel fuller; plus, the milk and caffeine keep you energized.
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Diabetes
1. Wild salmon: A good source of vitamin D, this fatty fish reduces the risk of diabetes.
2. Turkey breast: Lean protein helps slow the absorption of carbs into the bloodstream, which slows (and prevents) blood sugar rise.
3. Soybeans: Rich in omega 3s, this perfect combination of protein and high-quality carbs reduces the risk of heart disease.
4. Nonfat yogurt: Rich in calcium, this healthy dairy product improves insulin sensitivity and helps control blood pressure.
5. Swiss chard: A low-glycemic carb loaded with magnesium, this leafy green reduces the risk of developing diabetes by 33%.
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Cardiovascular disease
1. Wild salmon: Full of heart-healthy omega 3 fats, this fish thins the blood and lowers triglycerides.
2. Bananas: Rich in magnesium and potassium, this fruit helps manage blood pressure.
3. Brussels sprouts: A good source of soluble fiber, these greens lower bad cholesterol.
4. Oatmeal: Another great source of soluble fiber, oats help control blood cholesterol levels.
5. Sunflower seeds: Full of soluble fiber, plant sterols and folic acid, this snack fights cardiovascular disease. Just be sure to get the oil- and salt-free ones.

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Migraines
1. Omega 3-fortified eggs: Rich in omega 3 fats, these specialized eggs reduce the
inflammation thought to cause migraines.
2. Beans: Legumes are loaded with magnesium; a deficiency in this mineral has been linked to migraines.
3. Skim milk: Milk is full of riboflavin, a B-vitamin that plays a role in energy production at the cellular level; lack of cellular energy is thought to trigger migraines.
4. Ground flaxseeds: These tiny seeds are a big source of the essential omega 3 fats that reduce inflammation.
5. Spinach: These leafy greens are an excellent source of magnesium.

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Arthritis
1. Red bell pepper: Like many colorful vegetables, bell peppers are rich in vitamin C, one of the nutrients responsible for the health of collagen, a major component of cartilage.
2. Carrots: Full of beta carotene, this crunchy vegetable provides powerful antioxidants.
3. Berries: Loaded with anthocyanidins, berries are antioxidant super foods that reduce inflammation.
4. Oranges: A good source of vitamin C and beta cryptoxanthin, this citrus fruit supplies the nutrients known for reducing the risk of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. It can also slow its progression and reduce pain.
5. Pumpkin: This popular winter squash is rich in both beta cryptoxanthin and beta carotene.
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