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Ten Super Foods You Should Eat!

  1. Oranges
  2. Great-tasting and rich in vitamin C, folic acid, and fiber

  3. Whole-Grain Bread
  4. It's higher in fiber and about a dozen vitamins and minerals than enriched white bread or "wheat" bread. And look for whole-grain crackers, like Nabisco Triscuits.

  5. Cantaloupe
  6. A quarter of a delicious melon supplies almost as much vitamin A and C as most peop0le need in an entire day.

  7. Broccoli
  8. Lots of vitamin C, carotenoids, and folic acid.

  9. Sweet Potatoes
  10. A nutritional All-Star - one of the best vegetables you can eat. They're loaded with carotenoids, vitamin C, potasssium, and fiber. Mix in unsweetened applesauce or crushed pineapple for extra moisture and sweetness.

  11. Fat-free (Skim) or Low-fat (1%) Milk (but not 2%)
  12. Excellent source of calcium, vitamins, and protein with little or no artery-clogging fat and cholesterol. (Enriched soy milk can have justr as many nutrients - and it's cholesterol-free.)

  13. Beans
  14. Inexpensive, low in fat, and rich in protein, iron, folic acid, and fiber. Choose garbanzo, pinto, black, Navy, kidney, or lentils. Eat them as a side dish or snack, in a tortilla with salsa, or in a soup.

  15. Salmon or other fatty fish.
  16. The omega-3 fats in fish, especially fatty fresh fish like salmon, swordfish, and rainbow trout, can help reduce the risk of sudden-death heart attacks.

  17. Kellogg's All-Bran Original or Post 100% Bran
  18. A half-cup serving of these cereals provides about one-third of the fiber you need for an entire day - to reduce the risk of constipation, diverticulosis, and heart disease.

  19. Spinach or Kale
  20. Loaded with vitamin C, carotenoids, calcium, and fiber.

Source: Nutrition Action Healthletter; Center for Science in the Public Interest

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