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Super foods to add to your grocery list

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What if there was a group of foods with strong enough super powers to help prevent heart disease, cancer or lower your cholesterol all while steering clear of the side effects most drugs produce?

These super foods are real and can be found in the fresh produce section of your local grocer or farmer’s market. Not to mention they are loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Following are 11 super foods to add to your shopping list as well as their benefits:

Blueberries

Blueberries are very rich in antioxidants like Anthocyanin, vitamin C, B complex, vitamin E, vitamin A, copper (a very effective immune builder and anti-bacterial), selenium, zinc, and iron to boost your immune system and prevent infections.

Eggs

One egg has six grams of protein but just 72 calories. They also contain vitamins A, E and B.

Walnuts

Just 14 walnut halves provide more than twice your daily dose of alpha-linoleic acid, an omega-3 fat that’s been shown to improve memory and coordination.

Apples

Prevent gallstones and congestion by eating an apple a day. They are full of fiber, which help you feel fuller longer and detoxify the liver system.

Salmon

Three ounces of salmon will provide all of your daily omega-3.

Avocados

Made of healthy fats, avocados supply more than 20 vitamins and minerals including folate, potassium, and vitamins K, C and A.

Spinach

A half cup of spinich provides more than five times the daily dose of vitamin K, which helps prevent blood clots and build strong bones.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower contains sulforaphane, a sulfur compound that has also been shown to kill cancer stem cells, thereby slowing tumor growth. Some researchers believe eliminating cancer stem cells may be key to controlling cancer.

Lentils

Adding to the many benefits of fiber, soluble fiber traps carbohydrates, slowing down digestion and stabilizing blood sugar levels.

Kiwi

Kiwis help move toxins from your intestinal tract, manage blood pressure and improve digestive health.

Flax seeds

Rich in good fats and fiber, flax seeds may also play a role in maintaining the heart’s natural rhythm.

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